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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Christianity
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Christianity
Resource Description Link(s)
Baptism Information and activity sheet for KS2 by Tony Poulter. rtf  
Creation story Lynn Medland has submitted this MS PowerPoint presentation telling the biblical creation story in a clear and colourful way (The text is also read out). Aimed at a reception class, it would be equally useful in KS1.   zip
(820K)

 

Donkey The words of a very short song seeing the nativity from the donkey's point of view. rtf  
Jesus bpt Questions,by Tony Poulter, on the baptism of Jesus (KS2) . rtf  
Jesus Xmas party A 5 minute nativity play, contributed by Amanda Benjamin, who says that it has been very successful when performed by older children for younger (eg Y5 for Y1). doc  
Prayer pp A presentation on the subject of Christian prayer, from Anne Stubbs. Designed to support a unit of work in Years 5/6 it includes information about how and why Christians pray and has a fascinating section following a typical day in the life of a modern-day monk.   ppt
Present A Christmas play for primary school children. (Written by Michele Holliday, based on the story 'The Gift of the Magi' by O.Henry. The theme is the same but the story has been totally re-written to suit modern times.) rtf pdf
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Buddhism1 The story of how Siddhattha Gotama became The Buddha. An introduction to Buddhism and an "illustrate the story" worksheet by Mike Freedman (intended for Year 5). rtf  
Buddhism2 An information and activity sheet on The Three Universal Truths. rtf  
Buddhism3 An information and activity sheet about The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. rtf  
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Resource Description Link(s)

Hindu creation
story

The Hindu story of creation - a cloze exercise. Thanks to Janet Thesiger. doc  
Islam  
Resource Description Link(s)

5 pillars

A "drag and drop" worksheet about the 5 Pillars of Islam by Tony Poulter. Children use the computer to rearrange the text to matrch the headings. They can then print it and add their own illustrations. rtf  
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Resource Description Link(s)
Chanukah A Powerpoint presentation by Susy Stone. (The script is on the notes pages).   zip
(672K)
Chanukah
assembly
MikeF's assembly on the theme of the Jewish festival of Chanukah. (December ) rtf pdf
Chanukah
play
... and an assembly play on the same theme. rtf pdf
Creation story Lynn Medland has submitted this MS PowerPoint presentation telling the biblical creation story in a clear and colourful way (The text is also read out). Aimed at a reception class, it would be equally useful in KS1.   zip
(820K)

 

Jonah
true or false
A set of questions to help children understand the Biblical story of Jonah. Thanks to Arthur Daly.
(The story of Jonah is always read on Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement)
doc pdf
Make a
chanukiah
Instructions on how to make a simple chanukiah (chanukah candelabra) for demonstration purposes).   pdf
Passover This Powerpoint presentation about the Passover would be suitable for KS1 or KS2. You may need to tell Powerpoint to View the Notes Page in order to see the "script" that goes with the pictures. Thanks to Susy Stone.   zip
(870K)
Passover information Useful information from Mike Freedman and links to websites about the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover), which usually falls at around the same time as Easter. HTML file.   htm
Passover
assembly
An  assembly on a Pesach theme (April-ish) by Mike Freedman. rtf pdf
Passover
assembly1
Another of Mike Freedman's Pesach assemblies. rtf pdf
Passover assemblies Both the above as an archive containing 2 rtf files.   zip
Purim
information
Information and resources about the Jewish festival of Purim. Website link suggested. HTML file. (by Mike Freedman)   htm
Purim
assembly
Another of Mike Freedman's assemblies - this time on the theme of Purim (Feb/March). rtf pdf
Rosh
Hashanah
This Powerpoint presentation about the Jewish New Year would be suitable for KS1 or KS2. You may need to tell Powerpoint to View the Notes Page in order to see the "script" that goes with the pictures. Thanks to Susy Stone.   ppt
(778K)
Shavuot The festival of Shavuot usually falls in May. Susy Stone's Powerpoint presentation (zipped) explains all the main points. Information is on the notes pages.   zip
(526K)
Sukkot2 Another Powerpoint presentation from Susy Stone. Sukkot is the harvest festival that immediately follows the New Year and Day of Atonement (Usually in September or October). Suitable for KS1 or KS2. You may need to tell Powerpoint to View the Notes Page in order to see the "script" that goes with the pictures.   ppt
(325K)

Bu_b'Shevat

Another of Suzy Stone's presentations about Jewish festivals. Tu B'shevat is the Jewish New Year for Trees, which falls in late January / early February. Don't forget to switch on the notes page to read the "commentary"   ppt
(668K)
The following set of information / worksheets are by Mike Freedman and contain basictop.gif (1541 bytes) information aimed at KS2 pupils. Most of the files include teachers' notes.
(Revised and updated on 11 February 2002)
5 Books The Five Books of Moses, their   names in both English and Hebrew. Information, too, about Torah scrolls. doc pdf
Alephbet The Hebrew alphabet, with the names of the letters and how to read them. (With teachers' notes) doc pdf
Hebrew An introduction for KS2 children to the language of Jewish prayer. How do you cope with a language which tfel ot thgir morf sdaer and has n vwls? (With teachers' notes)
Zip file contains the pdf.
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Praying Jewish prayer, especially the idea of barochot, or blessings.  (With teachers' notes) doc pdf
Psalms The words (in English) of Psalms 113 & 148. doc  pdf
Ritual objects An introduction to mezuzot, tallitot and tefillin.  (With teachers' notes) doc
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Shema The Shema is one of the key Jewish daily prayers. It gives an insight into many Jewish attitudes and practices. doc  

pdf

SP Tiberian font map SP Tiberian is a Hebrew font that you can download for free. This table tells you which keys on your keyboard to use for it. doc pdf
Synagogue visit Notes for KS2/3 children preparing to visit a synagogue and a simple observation sheet to use there.  (With teachers' notes) doc pdf
Torah laws An introduction to the idea mitzvot - the rules that Torah sets out for Jews to live by. (With teachers' notes) doc  

pdf

Your name in Hebrew How to transliterate names (or other text) into Hebrew characters.  (With teachers' notes) doc pdf
MTP A medium term plan for a half term's work under the title "Judaism, God and Torah" for which these sheets were originally written. doc pdf
JGT (pdf) The complete set of files wrapped up in an archive (either as pdf files or as MS Word doc files)   zip
(1481K)
JGT (doc)   zip
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438K)
General topics incl. Assemblies top.gif (1541 bytes)
Resource Description Link(s)
Assembly themes Here are two lists (MSWord docs) of week by week assembly themes for a primary school, showing how themes can be tied to the calendar for the year.   zip
Chinese NewYear 2001 This PowerPoint presentation was put together by Ed Caines. It is a demonstration of  how PowerPoint can be used. Ed says: "it's really a collection of images to focus children's attention while I talked around it". (It contains images downloaded from the internet. Hope no one minds!)   zip
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Jonah true or false A set of questions to help children understand the Biblical story of Jonah. Thanks to Arthur Daly. doc pdf
Rules A topic outline for Year 3/4 study of Rules in different religions (10 Commandments etc.)   pdf
Special places A topic outline for Year 3/4 study of Places of Worship.   pdf

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