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Easter

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Topic: Easter

Learning Outcomes

  • To identify Easter as a sacred time of year for Christians around the world
  • To learn the key vocabulary associated with Easter
  • To complete a written exercise pertaining to the story of Easter

 

Introduction

  • The children will be asked what Easter is all about, and what they know of Easter already.
  • The children will be asked, in pairs, to brainstorm key words associated with Easter, and to contribute these words to a word web on the whiteboard.
  • The children will listen to the song “One, Two, Three” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIf9jv4pVTM

Development

  • The teacher will read a passage from the Bible associated with Easter.
  • Key words and vocabulary used from the passage will be highlighted for the children.
  • The children will then complete an interactive storyboard activity, in which they sequence the events of the biblical passage that they’ve just heard.
  • When the groups have concluded this exercise, children from each of the groups will rewrite the Easter story.

Plenary

  • The teacher will ask children various questions across the room about the written pieces that they have just completed.
  • The teacher will remind the children of the new key vocabulary learned in the lesson.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

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Noah and the ark

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Topic: Noah and the ark

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with stories associated with key religious figures such as Noah.

 

Introduction

  • Explain to the children what will take place during the lesson and why we are doing the lesson.
  • Bring the children to the horse shoe table in front of the interactive white board

Development

Plenary

–       Ask the pupils to tell you one thing they remember from the story.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

Google Images Link https://www.google.com/search?q=colouring+picture+of+noahs+ark&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwilm4qd25jiAhU4VBUIHa5-C60Q_AUIDigB&biw=1366&bih=657#imgrc=0c25VMVrN3qbiM:

This lesson was developed by teachers of children with ASDs. It can also be used for Infant classes.

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St. Brigid

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Topic: St. Brigid

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with the story of Saint Brigid
  • Recognise the links to the Catholic faith as well as Irish history
  • Explore the story through appropriate use of play, music, art and drama
  • Utilise vocabulary associated with the feast day of Saint Brigid

 

Introduction

  • Teacher ascertains prior knowledge from the children (KWL chart)
  • The children listen to the story of Saint Brigid’s Cloak and watch a video on YouTube

Development

Aistear Activities over four days

Drama: The children will participate in a role play station and act out scenes from the Story of St. Brigid’s Cloak

Art: The children will create St. Brigid’s Day crosses using matchsticks and a cloak using fabric

I.C.T.: The children will use available digital resources (iPads/camera/class laptop etc) to engage in fun content creation activities.

SESE (History): Sequence the story of St. Brigid’s Cloak using pictures. (Children will label each picture with a number, word or sentence).

Plenary

Aistear Reflection: Each group will reflect on their Aistear station at the end of the daily lesson. This will include a show and tell of each activity.  ICT groups will display their books/film/stories.

Teacher will bring the focus back to the KWL Chart and ask the children for information about St. Brigid following the lesson.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

http://www.stbrigid.ie/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SfH0Pg-7hs

Children will watch a video about the life of St. Brigid and use the knowledge acquired to create their own content based on the story.

(Options: iPads, Windows Movie Maker (free resource), sock puppets, book creator app (available on android and apple) and the school digital camera).

(Aistear integration with SESE, Drama, English and Arts)
Children will write about St. Brigid in their independent writing copies and use words from the topic word wall to scaffold their writing.

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Belief Systems- The celebration of Easter

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Topic: Belief Systems- The celebration of Easter

Learning Outcomes

  • To outline what happens in a church
  • To list what jobs are done in school/church
  • To sequence the events of the the Easter story
  • To identify different emotions in the Easter story.

 

Introduction

Discuss the meaning of special occasions- birthdays, festivals, etc. Display posters of different occasions- birthdays, communions, Eid, etc. Ask children to name the occasions.

Invite children to share memories of a special occasion they were part of.  Ask children how they would prepare for these occasions and discuss what would happen if this preparation did not occur. Discuss all prior knowledge of Christianty and the associated celebrations. Teacher explains that Easter is a very important celebration for Christians.

Development

Children volunteer to read the Story of Easter from the link https://www.topmarks.co.uk/easter/easterstory.aspx

Discuss main events of story and identify different feelings that different people may have experienced in the story. Children can list these on whiteboards using a different colour for each feeling (e.g. Jesus was betrayed in red text to show the feeling of sadness) Ask children to give reasons for their decisions. Hot seat main characters to portray how they were feeling at different times during the story e.g. Good Friday & Easter Sunday.

Using i-pads, children record the main events of The story of Easter in the correct order.

 

Plenary

Students will recall and identify their favourite part of The Easter Story. Peer assess recordings of the story and give feedback.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/easter/easterstory.aspx

Use of i-pads to record stories.

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St. Patrick

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Topic: St. Patrick

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with the story of Saint Patrick
  • Recognise the links to the Catholic faith as well as Irish history
  • Explore the story through appropriate use of play, music, art and drama
  • Utilise vocabulary associated with the St. Patrick’s Day festival

 

Introduction

  • Teacher ascertains prior knowledge from the children (KWL chart)
  • The children listen to the story of Saint Patrick and watch a video on YouTube

 

Development

Aistear Activities over four days

Drama: The children will participate in a role play station and act out scenes from the Story of St. Patrick and or hold their own St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Art: The children will create shamrocks, flags and shamrock shaped glasses as props for their St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Music: The children will use percussion instruments to form a marching band. They will sing Lá Le Pádraig as they march around the classroom and on the school corridor.

SESE (History): Sequence the story of St. Patrick using pictures. (Children will label each picture with a number, word or sentence).

Plenary

Aistear Reflection: Each group will reflect on their Aistear station at the end of the daily lesson. This will include a show and tell of each activity.

Teacher will bring the focus back to the KWL Chart and ask the children for information about St. Patrick following the lesson.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

This video walks through the history of St. Patrick’s Day and the life of St. Patrick. A short, fun, educational video to help you to teach your infants about the patron Saint of Ireland. 

 

https://youtu.be/LmNc-NTfmPc

(Aistear integration with SESE, Gaeilge, Music, Drama, English and Arts)

Children will write about St. Patrick in their independent writing copies and use words from the topic word wall to scaffold their writing.

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Easter

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Topic: Easter

Learning Outcomes

  • To identify Easter as a Christian festival
  • To listen to the Easter story
  • To work as part of a group to place the Easter story in the correct order

 

Introduction

Teacher to ask the children what is Easter?

Why do they think it is celebrated in Ireland and around the world?

Addressing any misconceptions about Easter Eggs etc

Development

The teacher will then read the story “The First Bible by The Usbourne” (Or any Easter text available)

After reading the book class will discuss main points of the story

Then will map out main parts of the story on a storyboard.

Teacher will then share activity with children. Children will be creating their own version of the story using the “Shadow Puppets Edu App”.

Children will work in groups taking freeze frames to represent important parts of the story.

When they have taken the pictures they then select them for their story on Shadow Puppets Edu App.

When pictures are in the correct order children will act as narrators for their version of the Easter Story, clicking the record button on the app.

Plenary

Children to share their videos with the class

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

Shadow Puppets Edu on iPads

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Easter

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Learning Outcomes

The children will be enabled to:

  • Identify the celebration of Easter with Christianity
  • Name some traditions associated with Easter
  • Make connections between the story ‘ The Easter Journal’ and the traditional Easter story from the Bible
  • Recall the meaning of the word ‘symbol’ and provide examples i.e. new life= planting flowers

 

Introduction

  • Elicit prior knowledge of Easter from the children
  • KWL chart- complete the K and W section with the class
  • Introduce the story ‘The Easter Journal’ by showing the cover on the Interactive Whiteboard and encourage the children to make predictions

Development

  • Read through the story with the children, pausing to allow them to form connections and share their own experiences (if any) of Easter
  • Highlight the key words on the board i.e. symbol, Lent, share, church,Christianity etc.
  • Think-pair-share- children discuss these words with a partner and share what they mean to them
  • Show the children a variety of symbols from the Christian tradition and emphasise that these are called ‘symbols’
  • Invite the children to paint and decorate their own flower for display in the ‘Garden of Easter’ (symbolising new life)

Plenary

  • A number of children will be asked to present their flower to the class and explain what it means for them/ why they chose certain colours/decoration
  • Recap on learning from the lesson- fill in ‘L’ section of KWL chart

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

E-Book- ‘The Easter Journal’ on the Interactive Whiteboard

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Christmas

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Christmas

LT focus: 

  • Listen, read and discuss a Powerpoint about the Nativity
  • Sequence the story of the Nativity
  • Answer questions about the story of the Nativity

Introduction

Questions

Who is looking forward to Christmas, why?

Is Christmas a religious holiday?

Which religious group celebrate Christmas?

What is the Nativity?

Watch a short animation about the Nativity.

Development

Listen to teacher read about the Nativity on Powerpoint.

Children read the story, discussing the story focusing on characters and events.

In groups, sequence the story

Plenary

In groups, answer questions about the Nativity through teacher-led assessment on Kahoot.

Other teacher resources for teaching this topic:

Youtube animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl2HVhwqnMs

Powerpoint

Kahoot interactive assessment (children work in groups on iPads to answer questions based on the Nativity)