Christianity KS2 Religious Education. Visit York Minster with the link to their virtual tour. Just one of the great free to use links.
Celebrating Christmas Video
This clip adds to the cultural celebrations of Christmas which are typical in Britain, some consideration of the special aspects of the festival for Christians. Advent, a four week countdown with advent wreath and 5 candles, symbolises Jesus as the light of the world. Nathan uses an Advent Calendar that is about remembering Jesus, not just scoffing chocolate every day! We see a Nativity play at a primary school, where children take the parts of characters in the story to make Christmas story feel real: they sing ‘Our light has come! The Son is born today.’ The special Christian Christmas celebrations include ‘Midnight Mass’ or a communion service very late on Christmas Eve.
Spotlight On Easter Interactive
For practising Christians, Easter is the holiest time of the year when special church services are held to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Both the religious and secular aspects of Easter are explained in more detail in the Britannica Article.
You will also find some Easter crafts, pictures to colour, puzzles and a quiz in the Activity Centre.
The Story Of Moses Text
Text with illustrations.
The Bible And Baptism Video
Examining the importance of the Bible and baptism for Christians. Matthew, a Christian, describes how the Bible is very important to his family and other people of his faith. We also find out about how churches may look different, but the celebrations inside are the same, including weddings and baptisms. Baptismal promises are compared to the promises made by Matthew when he joined the Cub Scouts.
The Easter Story Text
An illustrated story of the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
The New Testament Video
An introduction to the New Testament, containing scenes from a nativity. Children talk about what they think Jesus was like. Information is provided on how the New Testament was written to provide a lasting record of his life and teachings, and further information is given about the importance of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John's Gospels.