Religion - Begin new unit: The books used in Church. The focus of this lesson is the Bible.
Go on a book hunt around the home and collect them together. Look at them and discuss:
Then show a Bible (if you have one).
Explain how the Bible is God’s special book. It is all about how much God loves and cares for people. Describe how the Bible is the most important book that Christians use, because it is God’s Word, so it is always treated with reverence. Like all special books we take care of it, make sure our hands are clean before we use it and keep it in a safe place.
There are two main sections in the Bible. The Old Testament tells us about the time before Jesus. The New Testament tells us about Jesus and the beginning of the Church. Some of the books are called by the name of the person thought to have written them: Mark, Jeremiah, Peter. Some are named after the person the story is about: Job, Ruth, Jonah. One is called after an event: Exodus. Others tell you about the content of the book: Genesis (Beginnings), Psalms, Proverbs, Letters. The Bible is like a library of different books.
SOME KEY QUESTIONS to check understanding:
Activity - Design a front cover for the Bible that shows it is a special book for the People of God. You can do this on the sheet attached and then stick it in your book or you can do it straight into your book. Then write a blub underneath it for the back cover. A blub is the few sentences that we find on the back of a book that explains what a book is about.
All resources are attached below.
I look forward to seeing some pictures of the work the children have completed. Please use the class email address: