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Lesson Three – Stable and Manger

This religious education teaching pack for Key Stage One gets the children to design and produce Christmas cards to celebrate the birth of Jesus as part of the nativity story. The class can identify and explain how to use shapes to show the meaning of religious beliefs and stories.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to design and produce Christmas cards to celebrate the birth of Jesus as part of the nativity story

Learning Objectives

Explore a range of religious stories and talk about their meanings. Identify and suggest meanings for religious symbols.

Learning Outcomes

I can explain what happens in a story from the Bible. I can identify symbols to represent religious characters and events.

Stable and Manger

Teaching sequence to help the children design and produce Christmas cards to celebrate the birth of Jesus as part of the nativity story

Bethlehem

Shared reading text to help the children understand and explain one of the key events in the nativity story about the birth of Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem

Star Shapes

Templates to help the children design and produce a Christmas card to celebrate the birth of Jesus as part of the nativity story

Christmas Cards

Templates to help the children design and produce a Christmas card to celebrate the birth of Jesus as part of the nativity story

Stable and Manger

Interactive activity to help the children design and produce Christmas cards to celebrate the birth of Jesus as part of the nativity story

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to design and produce Christmas cards to celebrate the birth of Jesus as part of the nativity story

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    Discuss and respond to settings, characters and plot events in stories about family life, investigate words with common endings and practise writing sentences for character dialogue
  • Family Homes
    Practise writing a range of sentences to describe how families might use different rooms in their homes
  • Family Rooms
    Select and compose sentences to describe some of the household objects that might be used by the characters in a narrative story
  • Family Talk
    Practise writing a selection sentences to show what different characters might say about story events