Week 2 - Jesus was a storyteller. What is a story? Why do we like them? What makes a good story? Are there different types of stories? Pupils share their favourite story books explaining why they like that book. Explore the significance and importance of stories. Look at a variety of stories from other cultures and religious traditions and explore their purpose.
Week 3 - Introduce the Bible as a very special book for Christians. Why is it a special book for Christians? It contains many stories about Jesus and many stories Jesus told. How do Christians show the book is special to them?
Week 4 Read the story ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes, explore the feelings of losing something precious. Pupils explore the feelings of loss experienced by Dave in the story by using their faces to show different emotions, happy, sad, lonely, jealous, and excited. Create a feelings timeline.
Week 5 - Introduce a parable as a story Jesus told with a deeper meaning that can be used to teach a moral lesson. Link the story of ‘Dogger’ with the parable of the Lost Coin. Tell the story of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10) and or the Lost Sheep (Luke 15 1-7). Watch RE Quest, which tells the story of the lost sheep in a modern context. Explain how this story helps Christians to know how precious they are to God. Pupils can reflect and consider what is special and valuable in their own life.