Key Stage 2

"The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments which give and celebrate the life of God’s grace in us…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

6.3 Jesus, the Bread of Life

Learning ABOUT and learning FROM the Catholic Faith

Key Learning Objectives

In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • recall that the Sacrament of the Eucharist is a celebration of thanksgiving for the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ;
  • understand that in the Mass we participate in Jesus’ sacrifice to the Father;
  • know what happened at the Last Supper;
  • know that the bread and wine are consecrated during Mass and become the body and blood of Jesus;
  • know that when we receive Holy Communion we truly receive the Risen Jesus;
  • know the different parts of the Mass and become familiar with most of the responses;
  • know that Jesus has chosen to stay with us in a special way in the Blessed Sacrament.

In this unit you will have the opportunity to:

  • reflect on all God’s gifts to us and thank him;
  • appreciate the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross;
  • reflect on sacrifices we can make during Lent.