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.

Christimas 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.

Episode 1: The Angel Gabriel visits Mary - paperlesschristmas

Whole schoolVideo
The Adventures of Mary and Joseph - The Road Movie tells the Christmas story in nine entertaining and informative episodes. The following lesson outline offers you a way to work through the story in the video The Angel Gabriel visits Mary.

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, 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'.

Exploring Narnia and Christianity - a reflective story

Whole schoolRE, Classroom Reflection
The world of Narnia offers a place of intrigue and imagination. There are many ways in which The Chronicles of Narnia stories offer the opportunity to explore aspects of the Christian faith.

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.