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Making an Easter Garden

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Making an Easter Garden is a fun and easy way to find out more about what happened at the first Easter and why it is so important to Christians. Watch this film to hear the Easter story and to find out how to make an […]

Easter and Holy Week

What happened at that first Easter?

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Easter and Holy Week

What happened at that first Easter?

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Easter is the most important of all the Christian festivals. Use these sheets to explore the events of Holy Week, leading up to Easter. The first sheet is a simple ordering activity and the second encourages the children to reflect more deeply about the significance […]

Resurrection

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Resurrection

An animated retelling

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This is a short animated retelling of one biblical account of the resurrection.

The Crucifixion

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The Crucifixion

Animated retelling

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This is a short animated retelling of the crucifixion.

The Last Supper and Arrest

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The Last Supper and Arrest

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This is a short animated retelling of the Last Supper and Jesus’ arrest

The Anointing

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The Anointing

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This is a short animated retelling of Jesus’ anointing at Bethany.

Palm Sunday

An animated version of the events of Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday

An animated version of the events of Palm Sunday

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This is a short animated retelling of the events of Palm Sunday.

Resurrection evidence

What happened to the body?

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Resurrection evidence

What happened to the body?

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After Jesus was crucified, his body was placed in a cave and a large rock was rolled in front of the entrance. Roman guards were ordered to stand and keep watch over it to ensure that the body wasn’t stolen. However, after three days, Christians […]

What’s so good about Good Friday?

Teaching ideas for secondary-age students

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What’s so good about Good Friday?

Teaching ideas for secondary-age students

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Jesus’ death on the cross is central to the Christian faith. Christians believe that the cross is a symbol of God’s love for the world – that because Jesus died, people can be friends with God. This flexible lesson plan offers ways of exploring this […]

Exploring Easter through the Senses

What do Christians consider so important about Easter?

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Exploring Easter through the Senses

What do Christians consider so important about Easter?

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Have you ever wondered how to teach about the Christian festival of Easter to primary children? Or do you just want a fresh approach to your Easter topic? Well the answer to your problems may just have arrived. Easter is at the very heart of […]

John: an eyewitness account

Films, lesson plans and collective worship pack for Holy Week and Easter

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John: an eyewitness account

Films, lesson plans and collective worship pack for Holy Week and Easter

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This series of five films shows John and his scribe as they write down his account of the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. From the triumphant entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, the films outline the key events of Holy Week and Easter and offer insight into the […]

John – Triumphant Entry

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John – Triumphant Entry

Episode 1 - Downloadable film

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As the Passover approaches Jesus decides it is time for he and his disciples to go to Jerusalem. Little did the disciples know what was waiting for them in this busy city.

Christianity Unpacked – Who is Jesus?

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Christianity Unpacked – Who is Jesus?

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Who is Jesus? This is the key question in the Christian faith. Jesus spent three years meeting and teaching people. When he died he left a devoted group of a few hundred followers. Today, 2 billion people worldwide call themselves Christians. But what makes Jesus […]

The Passover Explained

How can the Passover meal help to explain a Christian view of who Jesus is?

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The Passover Explained

How can the Passover meal help to explain a Christian view of who Jesus is?

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In this film Rev. Ralph shares his thoughts on how the Passover and the gospel message are intertwined. Ralph comes from a Jewish background and so as he talks the pupils through the Passover meal his own personal experiences come through to bring this meal […]

Lesson plan – The Resurrection

Exploring the events of Easter Sunday

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Lesson plan – The Resurrection

Exploring the events of Easter Sunday

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This lesson plan looks at the gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection and asks, what do you think happened on Easter morning? It explains the significance of the resurrection to Christians then and now. This plan originally came from exploRE: the life of Jesus. Click here […]

Lesson plan – The Resurrection

Exploring the events of Easter Sunday

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Lesson plan – The Resurrection

Exploring the events of Easter Sunday

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This lesson plan looks at the gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection and asks, what do you think happened on Easter morning? It explains the significance of the resurrection to Christians then and now. This lesson originally came from exploRE: the life of Jesus. Click here […]

Lesson plan – Jesus’ trial

Exploring the events leading up to the Crucifixion

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Lesson plan – Jesus’ trial

Exploring the events leading up to the Crucifixion

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  This lesson plan looks at Jesus’ trial and hangs on the question, ‘Who is Jesus?’. It invites students to consider this question in the context of the gospel accounts, as well as their own perspective. This lesson originally came from exploRE: the life of […]

Lesson plan – The Crucifixion

Explore what happened on Good Friday and what it means to Christians

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Lesson plan – The Crucifixion

Explore what happened on Good Friday and what it means to Christians

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  What is so good about Good Friday? This lesson looks in detail at Jesus’ death and the wider significance for Christians today. This lesson plan originally came from exploRE: the life of Jesus. Click here to download a copy of the lesson plan and […]

Explore Lesson plan – The Last Supper

Explore the events of Jesus' last meal with his disciples

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  This lesson plan looks in detail at the events known as ‘The Last Supper’. It considers the concept of sacrifice: Jesus’ sacrifice, celebrated on Good Friday and at other times in the year during communion services. It also invites students to consider the importance […]

The Cross

What do Christians believe happened when Jesus died?

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The Cross

What do Christians believe happened when Jesus died?

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Is anyone perfect? Is it even worth trying to be perfect? What is sin? Is there any consequence to sin? What does it mean for us that Jesus died on the cross? Find out a Christian view about sin, the impact it has on us […]

The Easter Story: Undeniable

What happened to Jesus' disciples after he was arrested?

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The Easter Story: Undeniable

What happened to Jesus' disciples after he was arrested?

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On the night before Jesus died – the night of his arrest – Jesus’ disciples ran away, scared for their lives. Peter was one of Jesus’ closest friends, but even he let Jesus down. During the Last Supper, which happened only hours before his arrest, […]

The Easter Story

Resurrection and Doubting Thomas. What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The Easter Story

Resurrection and Doubting Thomas. What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The story of Jesus’ arrest, death, burial and resurrection is sometimes referred to as ‘The Easter Story’. It is a story that is told in all four of the Gospels; the books of the Bible which tell what happened in Jesus’ life. This film explains […]

The Easter Story

Crucifixion and Burial. What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The Easter Story

Crucifixion and Burial. What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The Story of Jesus’ arrest, death, burial and resurrection is sometimes referred to as ‘The Easter Story’. It is a story that is told in all four of the Gospels; the books of the Bible which tell what happened in Jesus’ life. The film here […]

The Easter Story: The Centurion’s story

What happened when Jesus was on the cross?

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The Easter Story: The Centurion’s story

What happened when Jesus was on the cross?

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The Bible says that Jesus died by being crucified by the Romans – that is, being nailed to a cross and left to die. The gospels quote a Roman soldier who watched Jesus die as saying ‘Surely this man was the Son of God.’ This […]

The Easter Story: Talk of the Morning

What happened on the first Easter Sunday?

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The Easter Story: Talk of the Morning

What happened on the first Easter Sunday?

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The gospels say that Jesus didn’t stay dead. Lots of witnesses saw Jesus die on a cross on Friday – but by the Sunday there were rumours that the tomb was empty and that he had appeared to some of his followers – Mary Magdalene […]

The Easter Story

Peter denies Jesus. What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The Easter Story

Peter denies Jesus. What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The story of Jesus’ arrest, death, burial and resurrection is sometimes referred to as ‘The Easter Story’. It is a story that is told in all four of the Gospels; the books of the Bible which tell what happened in Jesus’ life. The film here […]

Palm Sunday

What is remembered on Palm Sunday?

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Palm Sunday

What is remembered on Palm Sunday?

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Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week – a celebration of the final week of Jesus’ life on earth. On Palm Sunday, Christians remember the time when Jesus went into Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city, riding on the back of a donkey. This occasion is […]

The Easter Story

The Last Supper. What does the Bible say about the Easter story?

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The Easter Story

The Last Supper. What does the Bible say about the Easter story?

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The Story of Jesus’ arrest, death, burial and resurrection is sometimes referred to as ‘The Easter Story’. It is a story that is told in all four of the Gospels; the books of the Bible which tell what happened in Jesus’ life. The film explains […]

The Easter Story

Jesus' trial. What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The Easter Story

Jesus' trial. What does the Bible say about the Easter Story?

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The story of Jesus’ arrest, death, burial and resurrection is sometimes referred to as ‘The Easter Story’. It is a story that is told in all four of the Gospels; the books of the Bible which tell what happened in Jesus’ life. The film explains […]

The Easter Story

Gethsemane and Jesus' arrest. What does the Bible say about the Easter story?

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The Easter Story

Gethsemane and Jesus' arrest. What does the Bible say about the Easter story?

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The story of Jesus’ arrest, death, burial and resurrection is sometimes referred to as ‘The Easter Story’. It is a story that is told in all four of the Gospels; the books of the Bible which tell what happened in Jesus’ life. The film explains […]

The Easter Story: Doubtless

Is the idea that Jesus came back to life too much to believe?

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The Easter Story: Doubtless

Is the idea that Jesus came back to life too much to believe?

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Would you believe that a dead person could come back to life? It would be understandable to doubt it. One of Jesus’ disciples, Thomas, has gone down in history as the one who doubted the reports of Jesus’ resurrection. This film is based on that […]

The woman caught in adultery

Use these questions to discuss the importance of forgiveness and Jesus' teaching on judgement

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The woman caught in adultery

Use these questions to discuss the importance of forgiveness and Jesus' teaching on judgement

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Jesus calms a storm

Use these questions to discuss the miracle of Jesus calming the storm in more depth.

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Jesus calms a storm

Use these questions to discuss the miracle of Jesus calming the storm in more depth.

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The true meaning behind the Easter story

Use these creative ideas to help the pupils explore the true meaning of the Easter story.

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The true meaning behind the Easter story

Use these creative ideas to help the pupils explore the true meaning of the Easter story.

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Signs and Symbols

Use these sheets to discuss the idea of symbols and to focus on the key Christian symbols

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Signs and Symbols

Use these sheets to discuss the idea of symbols and to focus on the key Christian symbols

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Visit to an Anglican Church

Use these sheets and ideas to make the most of a church visit

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Visit to an Anglican Church

Use these sheets and ideas to make the most of a church visit

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What robes does a vicar traditionally wear during the Christian year?

Use these sheets to explore in a creative way what a vicar wears and the colour of the robes.

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What robes does a vicar traditionally wear during the Christian year?

Use these sheets to explore in a creative way what a vicar wears and the colour of the robes.

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The Christian calendar and colours of the Church year

Use these resources to explore the symbolic colours used throughout the Christian year.

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The Christian calendar and colours of the Church year

Use these resources to explore the symbolic colours used throughout the Christian year.

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The Anglican Church, together with the Roman Catholic Church and others, use a calendar that divides the year into different seasons. The tradition has grown up for the seasons to be associated with different colours. Click here to download the activity sheet  Click here to […]

What do we learn from a healing miracle?

Explore and answer these questions on the sheet about the miracle of the healing of the paralytic man

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What do we learn from a healing miracle?

Explore and answer these questions on the sheet about the miracle of the healing of the paralytic man

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What can we learn from Christian art?

Use this sheet to discuss the issues around Christian art.

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What can we learn from Christian art?

Use this sheet to discuss the issues around Christian art.

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Christian Marriage

Use these sheets to discuss a Christian view of marriage.

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Christian Marriage

Use these sheets to discuss a Christian view of marriage.

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What do Christians believe about our world?

Illustrate these statements to show what Christians believe about our world.

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What do Christians believe about our world?

Illustrate these statements to show what Christians believe about our world.

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Who takes care of us?

Use this sheet to discuss the parable of the Good Shepherd and think about all the people who look after us.

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Who takes care of us?

Use this sheet to discuss the parable of the Good Shepherd and think about all the people who look after us.

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What is celebrated at Harvest?

Use these sheets to explore Harvest as a thanksgiving festival and the idea of why saying thank you is important.

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What is celebrated at Harvest?

Use these sheets to explore Harvest as a thanksgiving festival and the idea of why saying thank you is important.

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  Click here to download sheet 2 Click here to download sheet 2 Click here to download Traidcraft Schools harvest resources

Jesus’ Parables: What does the parable of the Good Samaritan teach us?

Using these sheets discuss both the characters and the most important part of the parable.

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Jesus’ Parables: What does the parable of the Good Samaritan teach us?

Using these sheets discuss both the characters and the most important part of the parable.

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Faith through actions

Use this sheet to discuss prayer, reading the bible, saying thanks and helping others.

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Faith through actions

Use this sheet to discuss prayer, reading the bible, saying thanks and helping others.

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Confirmation

Explore what actions and thoughts take place during a confirmation service

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Confirmation

Explore what actions and thoughts take place during a confirmation service

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  Click here to download the confirmation activity sheet

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