Archive for the ‘Religious’ Category

December 9th, 2014

Advent Table Quiz

Advent Table QuizThis table quiz, with questions based on the theme of Advent and Christmas, comprises eight rounds of six questions, a tie-break round and answers to all questions on 146 Powerpoint slides. Hopefully, there is a mixture of easy enough questions and some to challenge the better able pupils.

The aim really is that pupils should be able to get a good few correct with the harder ones there to sort out winners.

November 30th, 2014

Hail and Blessed

Hail and BlessedAs children, we were taught this prayer by our parents, which we recited instead of the Angelus prayer during the season of Advent. An internet search informs me that the prayer is traditionally said as part of a Christmas Novena, recited fifteen times a day, from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30th) until Christmas.

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December 4th, 2012

Advent in Two Minutes

This video explains the meaning and significance of Advent in an easy-to-follow format.

November 20th, 2012

Nativity Reversals

This is a Christmas oral language activity that can be done with pupils in middle and senior class standards. On each card are the names of three items relating to the Nativity story. The purpose of the activity is to help develop the working memory of the pupils, while at the same time encouraging them to speak aloud and learn some new language. The more you do this activity, the better pupils become at it. It is also an activity that pupils will really enjoy.

November 21st, 2011

The Three Kings

Three Kings

These are large flashcards/posters of the names of the Three Wise Men / Three Kings that brought gifts to the baby Jesus.

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November 13th, 2011

Infants Christmas Activities

Infants Christmas Activities

This website has lots of activities especially suited to younger pupils, all based around the Christmas story. Pupils can read an online version of the story; the Christmas story can be arranged in sequence; there are simple activities based on Christmas today; there are question games to assess comprehension; there are a range of “Think and Discuss” activities; pupils can use “drag and drop” activities to create a stable or a hillside scene; there is a match the pairs activity; there’s a jigsaw activity.

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November 1st, 2011

Christmas Presentation

Christmas Presentation

This is an online presentation focusing on the religious customs and traditions of the Christmas season. Some downloadable supplementary teacher’s material is also available on this site.

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November 1st, 2011

The Nativity Presentation

The Nativity Presentation

This is an online presentation focusing on the religious aspect of the Christmas season – the story of the Nativity. Some downloadable supplementary teacher’s material is also available on this site.

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October 30th, 2011

The Nativity Story

The Nativity Story 02

In this seasonal activity from the TES iBoard website, pupils are provided with four background scenes to re-tell the Christmas Story. For each one, there is a bank of characters which can be dragged into place. There is an optional text area for pupils (or the teacher in a shared writing task) to tell the story in their own words.

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October 21st, 2011

The Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath

Flashcards to help with teaching the meaning of the Advent Wreath.

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