The Curriculum Chart
About the Curriculum
Our curriculum comprises two programmes running concurrently - a story programme and our Re:verse programme.
Our story programme takes children through the Bible chronologically every year, with a summer holiday project (Summerise) focusing on a Bible character.
Stories from the Old Testament lead to the Nativity at Christmas and every spring a selection of stories from the Life of Jesus lead up to the Passion story at Easter. Children then hear stories from the period of the Early Church before the start of the next year’s programme.
To find out more about our Story Planners click here.
To help young people dig deep into topics central to the Christian faith we’ve selected over forty relevant Bible verses. By playing games based on these verses children take a look at 12 Christian topics including ‘Prayer’, ‘The Holy Spirit’ and ‘Telling Others’.
Because we suggest children revisit the same topics each year, exploring them through a new set of relevant Bible verses, we call our topics programme Re:verse.
Teaching the curriculum
A Bible Curriculum session uses resources from both our story programme and our Re:verse programme. Because there is no planned correlation between the two programmes the children cover two 'lessons' in one session. It's a bit like a having a numeracy lesson immediately followed by a literacy lesson.
A forty five minute session
We think it takes about 10 to 20 minutes to tell a story or make a craft so we suggest dividing a 45 minute session into three 15 minute sections...
15 minutes story-telling
15 minutes craft-making
15 minutes game-playing with a brief look at this months Bible verse and topic.
The craft activity always relates to the story - we call this helping the story stick! The story is taken from the story programme while games are taken from the Re:verse programme.
To deliver our resources using a work-shop style model take a look at Carousel
Less than forty five minutes...
For sessions less than 45 minutes we suggest you simply follow the Bible Story programme working through the Bible stories chronologically and making take-home crafts.
Alternatively you could just follow the Re:verse programme and take a look at a new Christian topic each month - this would be ideal for a youth group or a lunchtime club.