To assist in your lesson planning we have provided a list of useful website links related to Christianity:
The Church of England – this website explains about being a Christian and the role of the Church. There is a good section on baptism and the symbols surrounding the service.
BBC for Schools – Christianity – a great collection of resources for teachers
Colourful Church Year – this site shows how the colours in churches change throughout the year and explains the vestments worn by priests.
Harvest Festival – The Facts, Customs and Traditions – why and how we celebrate Harvest Festivals in the UK.
The Ten Commandments includes an activity for children to try.
The Easter Story – Written specifically for children, this begins with the journey of Jesus into Jerusalem and ends with His ascension into Heaven.
Online Bible – A searchable Bible.
Wedding Service – an interactive site with activities and information about Christian weddings.
Easter – TopMarks Easter pages to help pupils discover the facts and customs surrounding the festival.
Dottie and Buzz – this explores the four key RE strands with a focus on Christianity: Belonging, Baptism, Forgiving and Creation.
Cumbria and Lancashire RE resources on-line
Primary Resources for Christianity
REonline A powerful searchable index of RE resources that puts you in touch with excellent learning resources related to six major world faiths.
Teddy’s Day Out A game to help young children learn the signs and symbols connected with six major world faiths.
Holy Days and Festivals This multifaith calendar by the BBC shows religious festivals and celebrations from eight world faiths.
St. David, the patron saint of Wales, special day March 1st
Celebrating St George St George, Patron Saint of England, special day April 23rd
Celebrating St Patrick St Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland, special day March 17th
Celebrating St Andrew St Andrew Patron Saint of Scotland, special day November 1st
Creation – A beautiful, animated creation story as told in the Bible. Suitable for use on an interactive whiteboard.
A little book on the creation and sequencing cards
The book of Genesis written for children
The creation story – simple language, with “memory pegs”