To know whythe Bible is
Toknow the bible is made up of different books.
In partners discuss what isthe best world wide selling book? BIBLE. Translated into over2000 languages. Why do Christians think it is so important?Christians believe it is the word of God. Although he didnt speakthem the stories tell use messages he has given followers throughother people.
Give children a selectionof bibles to look at and compare.
Watch section 5 of pathwaysvideo.
How many books are there inthe bible? 66. Split into Old and New testament. Each containsdifferent books.
Children to fill in biblesheet and stick in books (sheet in resources on stick).
Discuss answers tosheet.
How do children think thebible helps people who read it?
To know the story of Josephand its significance to Jews and Christians.
Introduce the lesson by explaining that the OT containsmany stories about the history of the Jewish people andabout
Give a little information on the context of the story(see teachers notes).
Tell or read the story or watch the video Programme 2(video quite detailed, so
stop and recap once or twice).
Discuss with the children:
Familyrelationships, jealously etc
Godbringing good out of evil
HowChristians and Jews might use this story to help them in theirown
What isthe most significant part of the
story for you?
Create a rap to re-tell the story (or part of the story) ofJoseph.
More able draw out the significance of
Josephs relationship withGod)
Share raps with rest ofclass.
Homework- to preparequestions to ask Vicar when she visits, about the Bible and itsimportance.
To learn about theimportance of a Bible to a Christian.
Invite Sian Yates in totalk to children.
Give children a list of statements about the Bible. Askthem to rank them in order of importance and justify reasons* e.g.I think the Bible is important because:
It helpspeople when they are in trouble
Itteaches us what people are like
It isthe inspired word of God
It tellsthe history of the Jewish people
LA- teacher support.
Children to share theirviews and ask any more questions.
To know some more bible stories.
Discuss what other storieschildren already know. What is appropriate at this time of year-Easter story?
Explore stories in groups.Each table to pick a story from the selection offered and researchit. In own words need to retell to class at end of lesson.
Mixed ability pairs.
Share stories- what do restof class think this story tells us?