Easter

The key Christian festival marking the last 7 days of Jesus Christ's earthly ministry, from his arrival in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through to the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

A church in Jerusalem: Gethsemane

KS1, KS2, Whole schoolCollective Worship, Classroom Reflection
A collective worship session about courage, which focuses on the story of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, with pictures of the pilgrimage site

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.

A Palm Sunday rant - storytelling by one of Jesus' enemies

KS2Collective Worship, Classroom Reflection
The story of Palm Sunday introduces the events of Holy Week with an account of Jesus disrupting the religious life of the temple (Matthew 21:12-16). This is an exercise in simple storytelling, from the perspective of the priests in charge of the temple.

Telling the Easter Story using one sheet of paper

KS1, KS2RE, Classroom Reflection
This paper-cutting approach to explain the key moments of the Easter story can be adapted in a variety of ways to suit the age of your pupils and the size of your class.