Key Stage 2

"Mary the Mother of Jesus Christ and therefore the Mother of God is the first disciple. Her role in the Church flows directly from her union with Christ. She is the Church’s model of faith and charity and because of her singular response to God’s Word is Mother of the Church."
Religious Education Curriculum Directory p.19

"In a wholly singular way she co-operated by her obedience, faith, hope and burning charity in the Saviour’s work of restoring supernatural life to souls. For this reason she is mother to us in the order of grace."
Catechism of the Catholic Church 968

3.2 Mary our mother

Learning ABOUT and learning FROM the Catholic Faith

Key Learning Objectives

In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • know that God called Mary to be the Mother of Jesus;
  • know how Mary responded to God’s call;
  • know the ‘Hail Mary’ and begin to understand it;
  • know that Advent is a time to prepare for the coming of Jesus at Christmas;
  • understand that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus, the Son of God;
  • know the stories of the shepherds and wise men’s visits to see the baby Jesus and that they knew he was the Son of God.

In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • reflect on Mary’s role as our Mother, how she shows her love for us and how we can show our love for her;
  • identify ways we can prepare for the birth of Jesus during Advent.
  • experience an Advent liturgy.