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This religious education scheme of work for Key Stage One gets the children to explore and record the sequence of events in the story of the birth of Jesus from the Bible using role-play and art and design activities. The class can produce puppet plays and decorations to illustrate the story behind some of the characters.

Explore and record the sequence of events in the story of the birth of Jesus from the Bible using role-play and art and design activities

Lesson One : Angel Gabriel

Discuss some of the preparations that were made for the birth of Jesus by exploring a story from the Bible

Lesson Two : Bethlehem Journey

Suggest and record what different characters might said about Mary’s and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem

Lesson Three : Stable and Manger

Design and produce Christmas cards to celebrate the birth of Jesus as part of the nativity story

Lesson Four : Shepherds and Angels

Identify and describe suitable gifts and presents that could be given to the baby Jesus as part of the nativity story

Lesson Five : Journey of the Magi

Discuss and record the main events that happened after the birth of Jesus as part of the nativity story

Lesson Six : King Herod

Investigate and describe some of the events that occurred after the birth of Jesus and the flight from Bethlehem

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
    Read and answer different comprehension questions based on the content and structure of a traditional story
  • Ship Sounds
    Select, compose and play different sounds using high and low pitches made by ships and boats when at sea and in harbours
  • Harbour Sounds
    Explore and illustrate different ways of playing percussion instruments to alter their pitch to show sounds that might be heard in a harbour
  • Ship’s Horn
    Explore and record different ways of playing musical instruments to alter the pitch of a sound representing a ship’s horn