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C of E First School

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Religious Education

Why does Easter Matter To Christians?

In our R.E. lessons, we will be exploring the key question 'why does Easter matter to Christians?' and we will link this to our previous learning in Year 1. By the end of our learning, we will:

  • Recognise that Incarnation and Salvation are part of a ‘big story’ of the Bible.
  • Tell stories of Holy Week and Easter from the Bible and recognise a link with the idea of Salvation (Jesus rescuing people).
  • Recognise that Jesus gives instructions about how to behave.
  • Give at least three examples of how Christians show their beliefs about Jesus’ death and resurrection in church worship at Easter.
  • Think, talk and ask questions about whether the story of Easter has anything to say to them about sadness, hope or heaven, exploring different ideas.


We will also explore how we celebrate Easter today and whether the meaning of the celebration has changed over time, e.g. is Easter now more about chocolate eggs instead of the story of Jesus?