Key Stage 2

"We express our love of God by acknowledging God as the Lord of our lives and giving God our thanks and praise. The regular Sunday participation in the celebration of Mass is a primary duty."
Religious Education Curriculum Directory p.35

"In the Eucharist we participate in the Lord’s sacrifice. We are joined to the eternal praise and thanksgiving he offers as Son of the Father, and to his sacrifice on the cross. We receive him as our life and food, a promise of the eternal banquet of heaven. At the heart of the Eucharistic celebration are the bread and wine that become in reality Christ’s Body and Blood. Catholic faith adores this enduring presence of Christ not only within the celebration of the Mass but also outside it."
Religious Education Curriculum Directory p.24

3.4 Eucharist

Learning ABOUT and learning FROM the Catholic Faith

Key Learning Objectives

In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • know why Sunday is special for Christians;
  • know that we come to Mass to hear the teaching of Jesus and pray to him;
  • know that in the Mass we offer thanks to God the Father for the gift of his Son;
  • know that during Mass the bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus;
  • know that when we receive Holy Communion we receive Jesus;
  • know that Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle;
  • learn some of the responses in the Mass;
  • understand that Jesus died on the cross, and rose again, to save us from sin.

In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • identify ways we can make Sunday a special day;
  • appreciate all that we have to be thankful for;
  • understand how we should behave at Mass;
  • be aware of the most sacred parts of the Mass.