Religious Education

All the resources on this page are free for you to access and use.  To see the resource, click on the blue hyperlink next to the description. The resource will open up in a separate window. To return to this page, simply close the new window when you have finished with it. With the exception of pdf files you will be able to save any of these pages to your hard disk. Some of these files will open in a browser window, from where you can print them directly.

Curriculum policies can be found on our Policies and Management page. For information about the different file types that we offer click here.

bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Christianity
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Judaism
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Islam
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Buddhism
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Hinduism
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) General Topics incl Assemblies

Christianity

Filename

Summary

File Formats
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
(820Kb)

 

donkey The words of a very short song seeing the nativity from the donkey's point of view.   rtf  
jesusbpt Questions on the baptism of Jesus (KS2) by Tony Poulter.   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    
prayerpp A presentation on the subject of Christian prayer, form 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.) pdf rtf  

Judaism

Filename

Summary

File Formats
chanukah A Powerpoint presentation by Susy Stone. (The script is on the notes pages).     zip
(672Kb)
chanukahassembly MikeF's assembly on the theme of the Jewish festival of Chanukah. (December ) pdf rtf  
chanukahplay ... and an assembly play on the same theme. pdf 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
(820Kb)

 

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)
pdf doc  
makeachanukiah 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
(870Kb)
passoverinformation 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.     html
passoverassembly An  assembly on a Pesach theme (April-ish) by Mike Freedman. pdf rtf  
passoverassembly1 Another of Mike Freedman's Pesach assemblies. pdf rtf  
passoverassemblies Both the above as an archive containing 2 rtf files.     zip
puriminformation Information and resources about the Jewish festival of Purim. Website link suggested. HTML file. (by Mike Freedman)     html
purimassembly Another of Mike Freedman's assemblies - this time on the theme of Purim (Feb/March). pdf rtf  
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
(778Kb)
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
(526Kb)
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
(325Kb)
tu_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
(668Kb)

The following set of information / worksheets are by Mike Freedman and contain basic information aimed at KS2 pupils.Most of the files include teachers' notes.
One or two of the pdf files are rather large and I have provided individual zip files of them for quicker downloads

(Revised and updated on 11 February 2002)

5Books The Five Books of Moses, their   names in both English and Hebrew. Information, too, about Torah scrolls. pdf doc  
alephbet The Hebrew alphabet, with the names of the letters and how to read them. (With teachers' notes) pdf doc  
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.
pdf
(1503Kb)
doc
(41Kb)
zip
(215Kb)
praying Jewish prayer, especially the idea of barochot, or blessings.  (With teachers' notes) pdf doc  
psalms The words (in English) of Psalms 113 & 148. pdf doc  
ritualobjects An introduction to mezuzot, tallitot and tefillin.  (With teachers' notes) pdf
(1559Kb)
doc
(306Kb)
zip
(429Kb)
shema The Shema is one of the key Jewish daily prayers. It gives an insight into many Jewish attitudes and practices. pdf doc  
sptiberianfontmap 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. pdf doc  
synagogue_visit Notes for KS2/3 children preparing to visit a synagogue and a simple observation sheet to use there.  (With teachers' notes) pdf doc  
torah_laws An introduction to the idea mitzvot - the rules that Torah sets out for Jews to live by. (With teachers' notes) pdf doc  
yournameinhebrew How to transliterate names (or other text) into Hebrew characters.  (With teachers' notes) pdf doc  
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. pdf doc  
jgtpdf The complete set of files wrapped up in an archive.     zip
(1481Kb)
jgtdoc     zip
(438Kb)

Click here to visit Mike's Rough GuideTo Judaism.

Click here to visit Mike's website for more information about Jewish holidays.

Islam

Filename

Summary

File Formats

5pillars 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  

Buddhism

Filename

Summary

File Formats
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  

Hinduism

Filename

Summary

File Formats
Hindu creation story The Hindu story of creation - a cloze exercise. Thanks to Janet Thesiger. doc    

General Topics including Assemblies

Filename

Summary

File Formats
assemblythemes 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
chinesenewyear2001 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
(334Kb)
jonah true or false A set of questions to help children understand the Biblical story of Jonah. Thanks to Arthur Daly. pdf doc  
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    

Do you have any resources that could be added to this page? If so, why not submit them?
To find out how see our contacts page.

 
 

ICTeachers Ltd www.icteachers.co.uk
ICTeachers is the Trade Mark of ICTeachers Ltd

Click here to contact ICTeachers or the Resources Vault Team

This page was last updated on 26 October 2007