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Summer 1 - Gospel




What is the 'Good News Jesus brings?

Assessment for this topic

Core Learning


  • Tell stories from the Bible and recognise a link with a concept of ‘Gospel’ or ‘good news’. (A1-2) (Challenge)
  • I know that the Bible shows that Jesus offered friendship, forgiveness and peace. These three offers are ‘good’ news
  • I can create an image, symbol or logo that shows the ‘good news’ of Jesus (Challenge)
  • Give clear, simple accounts of what Bible texts (such as the story of Matthew the tax collector) mean to Christians (A3)
  • I know that Jesus is a friend to those left out by others
  • I can act out the story of the tax collector
  • Recognise that Jesus gives instructions to people about how to behave (B1)
  • I know that Christians believe that God forgives those who say sorry
  • Give at least two examples of ways in which Christians follow the teachings studied about forgiveness and peace, and bringing good news to the friendless (B1-2) (Challenge)
  • I can  explain that the support for the homeless at St George’s Crypt is a ‘good news’ story
  • Give at least two examples of how Christians put these beliefs into practice in the
  • Church community and their own lives (for example: charity, confession) (B1-2) (Challenge)
  • I know there are three kinds of Peace: Peace inside, Peace between people and Peace with God
  • Think, talk and ask questions about whether Jesus’ ‘good news’ is only good news for Christians, or if there are things for anyone to learn, exploring different ideas (C1-3) (Challenge)
  • I can write my own prayer or reflection on the theme of ‘good news’
  • I can talk about what I have learned
  • I can give my opinion and explain why I think this (Challenge)

Digging Deeper


  • Tell stories from the Bible and recognise a link with a concept: for example, the idea of ‘good news’ links to the practice of being thankful (A1-3)
  • I can re-tell the story  of the Ten Lepers linking this to the ‘good news’ of being thankful
  • Give clear, simple account of what the texts mean to Christians: for example, that people can trust God, and that they should say thank you to God for his good gifts (A1-3)
  • I know that Christians say thank you to God for good gifts but also say thanks to other people too
  • Describe how Christians show their beliefs: for example, thanking God in prayer (B2)
  • I know that Christians pray because Jesus taught them to do so
  • I know  some of the ways  Christians pray to God
  • Give at least two examples of ways in which Christians use Bible stories and texts to guide their beliefs about prayer, in their church communities and their own lives (B1-2) (Challenge)
  • I know that The Pearl of Great Price Bible story helps us think about what is really important in life (Challenge)
  • Think, talk and ask questions about whether Jesus’ ‘good news’ matters to anyone other than Christians, exploring different ideas (C1-3) (Challenge)
  • I know that Jesus’ ‘good news’  matters to everyone and I can explore different ideas, asking my own questions (Challenge)

Keywords for this topic




New  Testament

Christian teachings

Good news





Knowledge to be learned in this topic

Children will know that:

  • Christians believe Jesus challenges everyone about how to live-he sets the example for loving God and your neighbour, putting others first
  • Christians believe Jesus challenges people who pretend to be good (hypocrisy) and shows love and forgiveness to unlikely people
  • Christians believe Jesus's life shows what it means to love God (his father) and to love your neighbour
  • Christians tried to be like Jesus-they want to know him better and better

Questions try to put his teaching and example into practice in lots of ways, from church worship to social justice

Half-termly article for this topic

Yearbook articles

For the academic year 2022-2023, each child will be given a yearbook for their year group outlining the learning and information in each subject.