Advent

The Christian festival of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ, not just anticipating the celebration of his birth in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, but also looking forward to his Second coming.

Christmas 3: Jesus is born

FoundationRE
This is the third of a series of ideas that you could use for lessons in the four weeks before Christmas.

The goldfish bowl: Why did Jesus come?

KS1, KS2, Whole schoolCollective Worship, Classroom Reflection
An activity using storytelling and symbols to explain the key Christian ideas about creation, fall, incarnation and redemption, especially the idea of Jesus as the Saviour of the world.

Percussion Advent

KS1, KS2, Whole schoolRE, Collective Worship, Classroom ReflectionCross-curricular links
A three-part percussion workshop using music and poetry to explore Advent - the time when Christians prepare for the coming of Jesus as the 'Light of the World'.

A Ugandan Christmas

KS1, KS2, Whole schoolRE, Collective Worship, Classroom ReflectionCross-curricular links
Background information, Bible links and craft ideas for a session exploring how Christmas is celebrated in Uganda.

A Peruvian Christmas

KS1, KS2, Whole schoolRE, Collective Worship, Classroom ReflectionCross-curricular links
Background information, Bible links and craft ideas for a session exploring how Christmas is celebrated in Peru.

A Filipino Christmas

KS1, KS2, Whole schoolRE, Collective Worship, Classroom ReflectionCross-curricular links
Background information, Bible links and craft ideas for a session exploring how Christmas is celebrated in the Phillipines.

A Tau Cross

Whole schoolRE, Classroom Reflection
An idea by Martyn Payne of the Barnabas Schools' Team exploring cross ideas based on the Tau Cross.