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R.E. Unit 1c – Celebrations-Why do Christians give gifts at Christmas?  

                                      This unit is aimed at children in Year 1.

                                      A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA R.E. unit 1c: Celebrations-Why do Christians give gifts at Christmas?

                                      For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

 

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Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

A special present

(1 page)

What is a special gift?

To know what is meant by the idea of something ‘precious

Use collage or colouring to decorate the outside of the special present. Write what it is, who for, why.

My best present ever

(1 page)

What is a special gift?

To know what is meant by the idea of something ‘precious

The best present ever, name it, draw it, why was it special, where is it now

Magic Penny song words

 (1 page)

What is a special gift?

To learn that some gifts cost nothing but can be precious

Words to sing Magic penny. Love costs nothing to give

Magic Penny song music

 

What is a special gift?

To learn that some gifts cost nothing but can be precious

Song and tune of Magic Penny

The Nativity story

(2 pages0

Why do people give gifts at Christmas?

To learn about the story of the birth of Jesus.

To learn that Christians believe that Jesus is God's gift to the world

A simple story of the Nativity

Nativity sequencing

 (2 pages)

Why do people give gifts at Christmas?

To learn about the story of the birth of Jesus

Cut out the words and pictures and put them in order of the story

The three wise men sorting

(2 pages)

Why do people give gifts at Christmas?

To learn about the story of the birth of Jesus

Cut out the words, put them in order, draw pictures for each sentence

Own book of The Birth of Jesus

(6 pages)

Why do people give gifts at Christmas?

To learn about the story of the birth of Jesus

The story of the birth of Jesus with words. Pictures for children to colour

Christmas Gifts

(5 pages)

Why do people give gifts at Christmas?

To know that the concepts of giving and receiving are important in Christianity

Story about special gifts each of the animals could give when Baby Jesus was born

What the animals said

(1 page)

Why do people give gifts at Christmas?

To know that the concepts of giving and receiving are important in Christianity

Write / copy write what the animals said in the story ‘Christmas Gifts’

The Giving tree

(3 pages)

Why do people give gifts at Christmas?

To know that the concepts of giving and receiving are important in Christianity

A story of a tree who gave lots and received nothing. Questions about the story to ask the children

Giving presents

(2 pages)

Why do people give gifts at Christmas?

To know that the concepts of giving and receiving are important in Christianity

Indicate when we give presents and what sort of present for that occasion. Answer questions

Story of Baboushka

(1 page)

Why do people give gifts at Christmas?

To know that the concepts of giving and receiving are important in Christianity

The story of Baboushka – to learn about giving

Write about Baboushka

(2 pages)

Why do people give gifts at Christmas?

To know that the concepts of giving and receiving are important in Christianity

Pictures of The story of Baboushka – to write a sentence for each.

Love

(1 page)

Invisible gifts

To understand that religious ideas and personal feelings can be expressed in a variety of ways

Go through the words of the carol  ‘In the bleak midwinter’ Ask the questions to discuss ‘love’

Music In the Bleak midwinter

 

Invisible gifts

To understand that religious ideas and personal feelings can be expressed in a variety of ways

Listen to the music and join in with words

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