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 Costa Rican Cross

KS2RE, Classroom Reflection
An idea by Martyn Payne of the Barnabas Schools' Team exploring cross ideas based on the Costa Rican Cross.

A Secret Cross

KS2RE, Classroom Reflection
An idea by Martyn Payne of the Barnabas Schools' Team exploring cross ideas based on the Penal (Secret) Cross.

A Ugandan Cross

KS2RE, Classroom Reflection
An idea by Martyn Payne of the Barnabas Schools' Team exploring cross ideas based on the Ugandan Cross.

The sounds of Holy Week

Whole schoolCollective Worship
An activity to provide the soundtrack for the events leading up to Easter.

Talking about Easter: Easter eggs and new life

KS1RECross-curricular links
This idea aims to help children identify and talk about signs of new life, respond thoughtfully to signs of new life, and understand that eggs are given at Easter because it is a time when Christians celebrate Jesus' resurrection.

Talking About Easter: The Cross as a Symbol

KS2RE
The intended learning outcomes for this piece of work would be that the children should be able to recognise that the symbol of the cross has a variety of meanings and to discuss the symbol of the cross for Christians.