At St. Saviour’s, we believe that it is fundamental that our children learn from, and about, the Christian religion and other world faiths, so that they can understand and appreciate the world around them. We want our children to be respectful and considerate of other religions and world practices and views, through meaningful and informed dialogue and critical self-reflection.
Spring Term 2: What are The Beatitudes and What Do They Mean For Christians?
AT1: Learning about religion
Make links between Christian beliefs and show how they are connected to believers’ lives.
AT2: Learning from religion
Consider the moral decisions I and (other) Christians make and understand what might happen as a result of those decisions, including those made following The Beatitudes.
This unit teaches:
Where The Beatitudes came from, what they are and what they mean for Christians. It asks the pupils to think about the moral decisions that they and (other) Christians make based on The Beatitudes. Pupils are asked to respond to The Beatitudes using a variety of media.
The Beatitudes are a list of blessings from God.
They are the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-10). Jesus taught that if Christians live according to the Beatitudes, they will live a happy Christian life. The Beatitudes fulfil God’s promises made to Abraham and his descendants and describe the rewards that Christians will receive as followers of Christ.