Galilee to Jerusalem: ‘God’s only Son, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known’ (Jn 1:18). In this branch, pupils will experience the ministry of Jesus, the Word of God. They will learn about the life of Jesus and his revelation of the Kingdom of God through parables, encounters, miracles, and teachings. They will learn about the call of the disciples and the nature of being a follower of Jesus. (Religious Education Directory 2025 p.62)

Branch 3 is taught in the first half of the Spring term.

When planning the curriculum for this half term, we note the number of key events in the liturgical and school calendar and look for clear and explicit opportunities to embed learning by making links between different aspects of our wide curriculum.

In addition, we have identified some key opportunities and themes linked to the unit description.

These include:

  • Places that are referenced in the Bible, places outside of Europe and/or the UK
  • Journeys
  • Water
  • Epiphany
  • Christmas
  • Seasons

How this looks in:

Early Years Foundation Stage

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6