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This half term our learning question is :

 

For Christians, when Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?

KINGDOM OF GOD

KINGDOM OF GOD - THE BIG FRIEZE

OUTCOMES BY THE END OF THIS UNIT, PUPILS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABLE TO:

  • Make clear links between the story of the Day of Pentecost and Christian belief about the Kingdom of God on Earth.
  • Offer suggestions about what the description of Pentecost in Acts 2 might mean.
  • Give examples of what Pentecost means to some Christians now.
  • Make simple links between the description of the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2, the Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God, and how Christians live their whole lives and in their church communities.
  • Make links between ideas about the Kingdom of God explored in the Bible and what people believe about following God in the world today, expressing some of their own ideas.

 

CORE LEARNING MAKING SENSE OF THE TEXT KNOWLEDGE BUILDING BLOCKS PUPILS WILL KNOW THAT:

  • Christians believe that Jesus inaugurated the ‘Kingdom of God’ — i.e. Jesus’ whole life was a demonstration of his belief that God is King, not just in heaven but here and now (‘Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’).
  • Christians believe Jesus is still alive, and rules in their hearts and lives by the Holy Spirit, if they let him. 
  • Christians believe that after Jesus returned to be with God the Father, he sent the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to help the Church to make Jesus’ invisible Kingdom visible by living lives that reflect the love of God. Christians celebrate Pentecost as the beginning of the Church.
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