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Lesson Three – Festival of Santa Lucia

This religious education teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to plan and hold a school procession to explore how Christmas is celebrated in Sweden. The class can describe some of the special ways that Swedish families celebrate Christmas in comparison to other communities in the world.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to plan and hold a school procession to explore how Christmas is celebrated in Sweden

Learning Objectives

Identify meanings of religious symbols. Explore how people show their faiths and beliefs.

Learning Outcomes

I can say the meaning of the symbol of light. I can say how people show their faith in a festival.

Festival of Santa Lucia

Teaching sequence to help the children plan and hold a school procession to explore how Christmas is celebrated in Sweden

Christmas in Sweden

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and explain how the festival of Santa Lucia is celebrated in Sweden

Festival of Santa Lucia

Shared reading text for whole class discussion to help the children identify and explain how the festival of Santa Lucia is celebrated in Sweden

Santa Lucia Song

Shared reading text to help the children learn and recite a song to celebrate the festival of Santa Lucia as part of the Swedish Christmas celebrations

Santa Lucia Song

Template to help the children write and decorate of a copy of the Santa Lucia song to perform as part of the Swedish Christmas celebrations

Festival of Santa Lucia

Interactive activity to help the children plan and hold a school procession to explore how Christmas is celebrated in Sweden

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to plan and hold a school procession to explore how Christmas is celebrated in Sweden

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