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This religious education teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to select and compose prayers that could have been recited by different characters as part of the Nativity story. The class can use their completed prayers to produce hanging picture decorations which can be displayed around a nativity scene.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to select and compose prayers that could have been recited by different characters as part of the Nativity story

Learning Objectives

Discuss and evaluate how authors use language, considering the impact on the reader. Selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.

Learning Outcomes

I can explain how authors use language to describe the feelings and actions of characters. I can choose effective vocabulary to express specific ideas and feelings.

Shepherds and Kings

Teaching sequence to help the children select and compose prayers that could have been recited by different characters as part of the Nativity story

Shepherd’s Story

Shared reading text to help the children identify and describe the sequence of events in a story from the Bible about the birth of Jesus

Shepherd’s Prayer

Activity to help the children compose a prayer that might have been spoken by one of the characters in the Nativity story

Three King’s Prayer

Activity to help the children compose a prayer that might have been spoken by one of the characters in the Nativity story

Shepherds and Kings

Interactive activity to help the children select and compose prayers that could have been recited by different characters 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 select and compose prayers that could have been recited by different characters as part of the Nativity story

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