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Christmas

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Topic: Christmas

Learning Outcomes

This is a lesson about the nativity where infants can learn about the story of the first Christmas.

 

Introduction

Introduce the lesson by asking the children what special time of year is coming up soon. Discuss some traditions and customs associated with Christmas e.g. Santa, presents, food, snow, reindeer etc. Ask the children if they know what happened at the very first Christmas. Create a KWL chart on the whiteboard or interactive screen.

Development

When the KWL chart is completed, tell the class that the story of the first Christmas happened over 2,000 years ago when a baby called Jesus was born. Read the class the story of the Nativity. Afterwards, discuss the sequence of the story and give the children sequencing cards to complete in small groups or pairs.

Plenary

After the sequencing activity, revisit the KWL chart and fill out the ‘What we have Learned’ section.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

Interactive KWL chart https://awwapp.com/info/business-templates/k-w-l-charts/

Christmas story powerpoint https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-t-4790-the-nativity-christmas-story-powerpoint

Christmas story sequencing cards https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-re-240-christmas-story-sequencing

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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.

 

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