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Free Teachers Religious Education Lesson Plans Key Stage 2

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These Lesson Plans are in the process of being modernised (from the end of December 2020), starting in numerical order by creating NEW PowerPoint presentations for each subject.

There are 4 sections in a suggested order for certain years but please use them as you see fit.
Each Lesson Plan has generally got 2 worksheets and some have got a drama script.

Section 1 Lesson plans suggest for Year 3

A child's own drawing of them self. Free Religious Education Lesson plans and worksheets for Key Stage 2

1 What is the Church – more than a building?

Understand that the Church is a community of Christians from all races and nationalities lesson plan.
For teachers background interest see this article: Is the church relevant today?

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
PE (People) Enable pupils to: understand that the church is a community of Christians from all races and nationalities.
Pupils should consider this: Who, or what, affects / influences our actions and behaviour?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHURCH The Church as an international fellowship of Christians.
AT1 Talk to Christians about the importance of the Church in their lives.
AT2 Consider what commitment to a religious group may involve.

NEW December 2020 What is Church is a PowerPoint presentation viewable and downloadable for teachers that can use electronic equipment in the classroom.

Updated March 2022 For teachers to teach ‘old style’ a pdf printable document What is Church 
Worksheet 1a
Worksheet 1b

2 What is Christian worship?

How Christians worship God lesson plan.
For teachers background interest see this article: What the early Church worship was like.

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
WO (Worship) Enable pupils to: find out how Christians worship God (e.g. in prayer, silence, singing, reading the Bible) both in places of worship and at home, and why they do it.
Pupils should consider this: How do we express different emotions?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHURCH
AT1 Make a display of objects and symbols associated with Christian worship and state their use and significance.
AT2 Explore the human emotions which may be expressed in religious terms, eg joy and praise, guilt and penitence.

NEW December 2020 How Christians worship is a PowerPoint presentation viewable and downloadable for teachers that can use electronic equipment in the classroom.

Updated March 2022 For teachers to teach ‘old style’ a pdf printable document worship God lesson plan.
Worksheet 2a
Worksheet 2b

3 What is in a Christian service at church?

Features of some Christian places of worship lesson plan. 
(Possibly visit a Church, but that is not essential).

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
PL (Places) Enable pupils to: know the main internal and external features of some Christian places of worship and the purpose they serve, realise that these features vary across Christian traditions and denominations because they express different emphases in belief and practice.
Pupils should consider this: How does the atmosphere and fabric of Christian places of worship make you feel?
What do you think is the right way to behave in a place of worship?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHURCH How buildings, religious objects and symbols play a part in the worship, rituals and ceremonies of the community.
AT1 Make a display of objects and symbols associated with Christian worship and state their use and significance.
AT2 Participate in moments of directed silence and discuss their value as an aid to reflecting on important issues and ideas.

NEW July 2021 Places of worship, a PowerPoint presentation viewable and downloadable for teachers that can use electronic equipment in the classroom.

Updated March 2022 For teachers to teach ‘old style’ a pdf printable document Places of worship lesson plan.
Worksheet 3 (Pictures of some things which may be found in a Church building).

4 What is the Bible?

What is the Bible lesson plan. A collection of books in two sections, two Covenants.
For teachers background interest see this article: Gospels written too long after Jesus?

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
WR (Writings) Enable pupils to: be aware that the Bible is a collection of books which contains many different kinds of literature (e.g. gospel, history, laws, poetry, sayings, letters, prophecy), and is a translated text divided into two Testaments.
Pupils should consider this: What books or stories have you read, or heard, which helped you? How did they do this?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: BIBLE Different translations of the Bible, it includes many books, Old and New Testaments, and different types of literature.
AT1 Read two different translations of the same passage and talk about the contrasts between them.
AT2 Compare the experiences of people in biblical stories with their own experiences and feelings.

NEW July 2021 What is the Bible is a PowerPoint presentation viewable and downloadable for teachers that can use electronic equipment in the classroom.

Updated March 2022 For teachers to teach ‘old style’ a pdf printable document What is the Bible lesson plan.
Worksheet 4a
Worksheet 4b

Assessing and Monitoring Pupil Progress

Assessment 1-4 (relating to Lesson Plans: 1 to 4)

5 What is Christmas?

What is Christmas lesson plan. The real meaning of the festival of Christmas. What was happening around the time of Jesus’ birth.
For teachers background interest see this article: about the events around Jesus’ birth and early childhood.

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
FF (Festivals and Fasts) Enable pupils to: understand that the structure of the church year reflects key events in the life of Jesus and the Church, ie Christmas. Pupils should consider this: How do you celebrate Christmas, and how do you feel about it?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: JESUS The celebration of key events in Jesus’ life throughout the year: – Christmas (the story of Jesus’ birth and it’s meaning.
AT1 Describe the main events of the Christmas narrative and illustrate them using Christmas cards.
AT2 Talk about how Christmas has become commercialised, and how they feel about this.

NEW July 2021 What is Christmas is a PowerPoint presentation viewable and downloadable for teachers that can use electronic equipment in the classroom.

Updated March 2022 For teachers to teach ‘old style’ a pdf printable document: What is Christmas: the story of Jesus’ birth lesson plan.
Christmas drama

6 What is Baptism and Confirmation?

For teachers background interest see this article: Baptism meaning – Problematic in practice

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
RP (Rites of Passage)
Enable pupils to: learn about the varied Christian ceremonies that mark significant events in the lives of individuals and their communities, including baptism, confirmation, weddings.
Pupils should consider this: Why do we have ceremonies to mark special occasions in our lives? What sort of things do we mark and how? Why do you think people want to share special occasions with others?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHURCH
Commitment, shared identity and belief in the power of the Holy Spirit seen through baptism (and confirmation).
AT1 Listen to stories associated with important festivals (baptism, confirmation, etc)
AT2 Consider the importance of ritual and ceremony in life, eg birthdays, anniversaries, sports day.

Updated March 2022 Christian ceremonies: baptism, confirmation lesson plan.
Worksheet 6

7 What are Christian values?

For teachers background interest see this article on our Conscience can we trust it?

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
SC (Self & Community)
Enable pupils to: explore their own experience of concepts and values such as love, justice, peace, forgiveness and self-sacrifice, and begin to discover how these are central Christian ideals.
Pupils should consider this: How do you know what is right or wrong? How should people behave in order to help make sure a community is a ‘good’ one?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHRISTIAN WAYS OF LIFE
Considering attitudes to personal, social and global issues, and considering the teachings of Christianity: Ten Commandments, Sermon on the Mount, etc.
AT1 Listen to stories which convey messages about accountability and responsibility, God and humanity, and qualities of fairness, love and justice.
AT2 Identify the key values which lie at the heart of Christianity and talk about the values which they share with their friends and family.

Updated March 2022 Central Christian ideals: love, justice, peace, forgiveness and self-sacrifice lesson plan.
Worksheet 7a
Worksheet 7b

Assessing and Monitoring Pupil Progress:

Assessment 5-7 (relating to Lesson Plans: 5 to 7)

Section 2 Lesson plans suggest for Year 4

Child's own drawing of them self. Free Religious Education Lesson plans and worksheets for Key Stage 2

8 Did God create the world and us?

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
NW (The Natural World)
Enable pupils to: know some of the ways in which Christians express and respond to their belief that God is Creator, e.g. exploring thankfulness in prayers and hymns, celebrating Harvest, looking after the environment.
Pupils should consider this: How far do you feel you are part of the natural world?
Does this have any effect on the way you behave?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: GOD – creating and sustaining, loving, just, saving.
AT1 Read Genesis 1-2 and illustrate the days of Creation. Identify beliefs about God in the Creation story.
AT2 Share ideas on the evidence for order and pattern in the natural world and the universe.

Updated March 2022 God as Creator lesson plan.
For teachers background interest see several article links within the lesson plan above.

Worksheet 8a
Worksheet 8b

9 What qualifications did Jesus have?

For teachers background interest see this article on the non-Christian historical evidence for Jesus Christ.

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
PE (People)
Enable pupils to: begin to explore some of the beliefs Christians have about Jesus, (part 1)
Pupils should consider this: What actions / behaviour are a result of our beliefs in different things?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: JESUS
Events in Jesus’ life as told in the Gospel stories.
AT1 Consider what Christians believe about Jesus and the importance of this belief to them.
AT2 Make a collage to show what the theme of ‘new life’ means to them.

Updated March 2022 Beliefs about Jesus part 1  lesson plan.
Worksheet 9

10 What is Holy Communion?

For teachers background interest see this article: What is Communion, is it the Passover Meal?

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
WO (Worship)
Enable pupils to: know about the central act of worship in many Christian traditions which is based on the last supper Jesus had with his disciples and is known by various names e.g. Eucharist, Holy Communion, Lord’s Supper, Mass.
Pupils should consider this: Do you like to have time to be quiet and thoughtful?
What kind of things would you do at such a time?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHURCH
Commitment, shared identity and belief in the power of the Holy Spirit seen through the Eucharist.
AT1 Find out how two different denominations celebrate the Eucharist.
AT2 Consider the value of setting aside a time for self discipline and reflection.

Updated March 2022 Jesus and the last supper (Holy Communion) lesson plan.
Courtroom sketch
Worksheet 10

Assessing and Monitoring Pupil Progress:

Assessment 8-10 (relating to Lesson Plans: 8 to 10)

11 How to look around the Bible.

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
WR (Writings)
Enable pupils to: become familiar in an appropriate context with some of the Bible’s contents, and be able to look up references. Pupils should consider this: What books or stories have you read, or heard, which made you think? How did they do this?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: BIBLE
Some Christians read the Bible every day, and find it helpful for their every day lives.
AT1 Read a variety of stories from the Bible.
AT2 Compare the experiences of people in biblical stories with their own experiences and feelings

Updated March 2022 Become familiar with some of the Bible’s contents lesson plan. How to find verses in the Bible and a brief look at Abraham’s life.
Updated March 2022 Gang Members sketch
Worksheet 11

12 How and why should we look after the world?

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
NW (The Natural World)
Enable pupils to: know some of the ways in which Christians express and respond to their belief that God is Creator.
Pupils should consider this: Are there any difficult questions about life that you would like to find the answer to?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: GOD – creating and sustaining, loving, just, saving.
AT1 Explore ways in which Christians respond to the belief that God is ultimately responsible for order and purpose in the world.
AT2 Consider the experiences and feelings which give rise to questions about meaning and purpose.

Updated March 2022 Difficult questions about life in relation to God as Creator lesson plan.
Worksheet 12a
Worksheet 12b

13 Is Jesus a historical figure, is there any non-Christian accounts?

For teachers background interest see this article: Evidence of Jesus Christ – Non-Christian.

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
PE (People) Enable pupils to: learn about the life and teaching of Jesus in his historical context using the Bible and other appropriate resources. Pupils should consider this:
Is there a special person / special people who you look up to, or whose example you follow?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: JESUS
Events in Jesus’ life as told in the Gospel stories and put into a historical context.
AT1 Place the life of Jesus in a historical context.
AT2 Discuss the answers offered by Christianity to questions of meaning and purpose in life.

Updated March 2022 Life and teaching of Jesus in historical context lesson plan.

Timeline Worksheet

14 Organise a visitor to come to the school

Belief through action lesson plan.

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
SC (Self and Community)
Enable pupils to: learn about some of the ways in which people express their Christian belief and values through action in their church, local community and world, and why they do this.
Pupils should consider this: What could people work out about your beliefs from observing your behaviour?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHRISTIAN WAYS OF LIFE
Considering attitudes to personal, social and global issues.
AT1 Listen to a Christian talking about what being a Christian means to them.
AT2 Consider the importance of values to themselves and others.

Updated March 2022 Christian belief and values through action lesson plan. Here are some guidelines for a CHRISTIAN VISITOR. Try to ask someone who is a believer, who attends a church and who has a secular job, or is retired. Preferably not the Vicar or Minister.
Sheet of Questions

Assessing and Monitoring Pupil Progress:

Assessment 11-14 (relating to Lesson Plans: 11 to 14)

Section 3 Lesson plans suggest for Year 5

Child's own drawing of them self. Free Religious Education Lesson plans and worksheets for Key Stage 2

15 Looking at a contemporary Christian

22 year old Jackie Pullinger went to Hong Hong to work in the most horrendous conditions and she has worked there for her whole life.

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
PE People.
Enable pupils to: find out about Christians, women and men, now and in the past, whose actions affect or have affected others e.g. people who have helped others, saints and martyrs, people of faith, courage and commitment (including some with a local connection).
Pupils should consider this: What influences / affects the actions and behaviour of others and why?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHRISTIAN WAYS OF LIFE
Considering attitudes to personal, social and global issues.
AT1 Listen to a Christian talking about what being a Christian means to them.
AT2 Share ideas about what the role that commitment plays in their own lives and experiences.

Updated April 2022 People of faith, now: Jackie Pullinger lesson plan.

Worksheet 15

16 What’s in the Lord’s Prayer and what does it mean?

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
WO (Worship)
Enable pupils to: know that all Christians use the Lord’s Prayer and become familiar with some of its meaning for them.
Pupils should consider this: Who do we share our hopes, worries and emotions with?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHURCH The Lord’s Prayer.
AT1 Consider the application of Christian values to specific circumstances, particularly in relation to personal, social
and global issues.
AT2 Consider the value of setting aside a time for self discipline and reflection.

Updated April 2022 The Lord’s Prayer and some of its meaning lesson plan.
Worksheet 16a
Worksheet 16b

17 Looking at ‘bad’ Zaccheus’ when he met Jesus.

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
WR (Writings)
Enable pupils to: explore how the Bible can be used in different ways by Christians, and know about its use to help
shape Christian life and belief, including belief about God, part 1
Pupils should consider this: What books or stories have you read, or heard, which made you think? How did they do
this?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: JESUS – teaching about the Kingdom of God in parables and acts of healing.
AT1 Talk about and discuss the meaning of stories that Jesus told and stories about His life, eg ..the Widow’s Mite and Zaccheus.
AT2 Talk about giving up something precious, and giving to charity.

Updated April 2022 The Bible shaping Christian life and belief part 1 lesson plan.
Worksheet 17a
Worksheet 17b

Assessing and Monitoring Pupil Progress:

Assessment 15-17 (relating to Lesson Plans: 15 to 17)

18 What is Easter and what actually happened (Part 1)?

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
FF (Festivals and Fasts)
Enable pupils to: become familiar with the biblical stories retold during Holy Week and Easter, and through them become aware of Christian beliefs about God.
Pupils should consider this: What are the special times of year for you and your family?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: JESUS
The celebration of key events in Jesus’ life throughout the year: Easter (the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and how Christians understand these events).
AT1 Design a poster to show the meaning of Easter for Christians.
AT2 Talk about how Easter has become commercialised, and how they feel about this

Updated April 2022 The biblical stories retold during Holy Week and Easter part 1 (Palm Sunday to Thursday night) lesson plan.
Worksheet 18a
Worksheet 18b

19 Easter part 2, Jesus’ trial, crucifixion and rising from the grave

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
FF (Festivals and Fasts)
Enable pupils to: become familiar with the biblical stories retold during Holy Week and Easter, and through them
become aware of Christian beliefs about God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Pupils should consider this: What are the special times of year for you and your family?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: JESUS
The celebration of key events in Jesus’ life throughout the year: Easter (the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and how Christians understand these events).
AT1 Design a poster to show the meaning of Easter for Christians.
AT2 Talk about how Easter has become commercialised, and how they feel about this.

Updated April 2022 The biblical stories retold during Holy Week and Easter part 2 (Good Friday and Easter Sunday) lesson plan.
Football Sketch

Worksheet 19

20 Some of Jesus’ sayings:

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
PE (People)
Enable pupils to: begin to explore some of the beliefs Christians have about Jesus, part 2.
Pupils should consider this: Who, or what, affects / influences our actions and behaviour?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: JESUS Events in Jesus’ life as told in the Gospel stories..
AT1 Consider what Christians believe about Jesus and the importance of this belief to them.
AT2 Discuss the answers offered by Christianity to questions of meaning and purpose in life.

Updated April 2022 Beliefs about Jesus part 2 lesson plan.
Jesus said: things like: “I am the good Shepherd”, “I am the bread of life”, “I am the Resurrection” and “I am the Light of the world”.
I am the Resurrection sketch
Worksheet 20

21 What is the Christian festival of Advent?

An important Christian festival: Advent lesson plan.

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
FF (Festivals and Fasts)
Enable pupils to: become familiar with the biblical stories retold during Advent, and through it become aware of
Christian beliefs about God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Pupils should consider this: Do you think you have to be a believer to take part in a religious festival?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHURCH Shared times of reflection, including Advent.
AT1 Listen to stories associated with important festivals. (Advent).
AT2 Talk about the importance of belonging to a group and sharing activities together.

Updated April 2022 The biblical stories retold during Advent lesson plan.
Worksheet 21

Assessing and Monitoring Pupil Progress:

Assessment 18-21 (relating to Lesson Plans: 18 to 21)

Section 4 Lesson plans suggest for Year 6

A child's drawing of them self. Free Religious Education Lesson plans and worksheets for Key Stage 2

22 What is the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan parables about?

The parables of the Lost Son and the Good Samaritan.

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
WR (Writings)
Enable pupils to: explore how the Bible can be used in different ways by Christians, and know about its use to help shape Christian life and belief, including belief about God, part 2.
Pupils should consider this: If you could write one message to the world, what would it be?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: JESUS – teaching about the Kingdom of God in parables and acts of healing.
AT1 Talk about and discuss the meaning of stories that Jesus told and stories about His life, eg the Lost Son, the Good Samaritan,
AT2 Consider feelings of being lost and found, talk about feelings of being accepted.

Updated April 2022 The Bible shaping Christian life and belief part 2 lesson plan featuring the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan parables.
Worksheet 22

23 Why is there suffering in the world?

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
NW (The Natural World)
Enable pupils to: explore some of the ways Christians respond to suffering and death e.g. support to the bereaved, Christian Aid etc, and begin to realise that such experiences raise questions for Christians about the love and power of God.
Pupils should consider this: If you were to create the world, what would you put in and what would you leave out?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHRISTIAN WAYS OF LIFE
Considering attitudes to personal, social and global issues.
AT1 Listen to stories which convey messages about accountability and responsibility, God and humanity, and qualities of fairness, love and justice.
AT2 Deepen their exploration of feelings and relationships, eg friendship, loyalty, hurt, fear, acceptance.

Updated April 2022 Christians response to suffering lesson plan.
Worksheet 23a
Worksheet 23b

24 What is Lent and Pentecost about?

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
FF (Festivals and Fasts)
Enable pupils to: become familiar with the biblical stories retold during Lent, and Pentecost, and through them become aware of Christian beliefs about God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Pupils should consider this: How do you celebrate special times of the year, and how do you feel about them?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHURCH
Shared celebrations, including Pentecost. Shared times of reflection, including Lent.
AT1 Listen to stories associated with important festivals.
AT2 Consider the importance of ritual and ceremony in life, eg birthdays, anniversaries, sports day, school celebrations.

Updated April 2022 The biblical stories retold during Lent and Pentecost (includes teaching on the Trinity) lesson plan.
Worksheet 24a
Worksheet 24b

25 Is death a doorway or the end?

Death and funerals lesson plan

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
RP (Rites of Passage)
Enable pupils to: become familiar with the symbolism used in such rites of passage and the beliefs they express, funerals, e.g. the Christian belief that death is not the end.
Pupils should consider this: What would you like people to remember about your life?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHRISTIAN WAYS OF LIFE.
AT1 Listen to stories which convey messages about accountability and responsibility, God and humanity, and qualities of fairness, love and justice.
AT2 Deepen their exploration of feelings and relationships, eg friendship, loyalty, hurt, fear, acceptance.

Updated April 2022 Funerals – death is not the end lesson plan.
Worksheet 25a
Worksheet 25b

Assessing and Monitoring Pupil Progress:

Assessment 22-25 (relating to Lesson Plans: 22 to 25)

26 Jesus’ new ideas that upset the religious traditions

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
PE (People)
Enable pupils to: continue to explore some of the beliefs Christians have about Jesus, part 3
Pupils should consider this: Why do people believe different things?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: JESUS
AT1 Talk about and discuss the – stories about his life.
AT2 Discuss the answers offered by Christianity to questions of meaning and purpose in life.

Updated April 2022 Beliefs about Jesus part 3 lesson plan. Revolutionary insight into the Rules.
Rule cards to get to heaven
Worksheet 26

27 An inspiring story of faith from 360 years ago

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
PE People
Enable pupils to: find out about Christians, women and men, now and in the past, whose actions affect or have affected others e.g. people who have helped others, saints and martyrs, people of faith, courage and commitment (including some with a local connection).
Pupils should consider this: Is there a special person / special people who you look up to, or whose example you follow?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: CHRISTIAN WAYS OF LIFE
AT1 Look at the work of one Christian individual.
AT2 Consider the importance of values to themselves and others.

Updated April 2022 People of faith, past: John Bunyan lesson plan.
The story text for John Bunyan
Questions on John Bunyan
Further questions on John Bunyan

28 Christian songs written now and past, Creeds and an eight year old girl…

What is taught must be in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus; (If your school is outside of Cambridgeshire: the S.C.A.A Model 2 syllabus has been included to help in matching this lesson plan with your local Agreed Syllabus).
Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus:
WR Writings
Enable pupils to: explore how Christians express their faith through other forms of writing e.g. hymns, stories and plays, different types of prayers.
Pupils should consider this: What books or stories have you read, or heard, which helped you? How did they do this?
S.C.A.A. Model syllabus:
KEY TEACHINGS / FOCUS: GOD
Language, symbols, stories, songs and creeds which describe God.
AT1 Explore ways in which Christians respond to the belief that God is ultimately responsible for order and purpose in the world.
AT2 Consider Christian ideas about God, and share their personal views with the class.

Updated April 2022 Faith expressed through hymns, stories, plays, and prayers lesson plan.
Worksheet 28

Assessing and Monitoring Pupil Progress:

Assessment 26-28 (relating to Lesson Plans: 26 to 28)

Worksheet Images: thanks to Serif ARTGallery CD and GSP 100,000 ClipArt CD

19 responses to “Lesson plans and worksheets”

  1. Hello Katrina
    It’s good to hear that the material has been useful for you. Sorry I’ve not got any information on the Northern Saints, and sorry that I am replying late to your comment but I’ve had a ‘big’ illness that I have come through. I am hoping to start writing new stuff again for the website soon.

  2. Stumbled across your site, it’s very informative and helpful for my KS2 class. Do you have any information on the Northern Saints?

  3. This stuff is spot on, as a home educator it is a real asset, especially as all the ideas and links are provided. I’ve struggled with subjects like this and as you can probably tell i’m chuffed to bits. Thank you. It is all the better that the resources are predominately Christian.

  4. Joanne
    I found the plans very useful because they were insyc with my year four class lessons this period, thanks a million.

  5. Thank you. Planning on using some of the ideas for our Jan/Feb Series- We Believe What? for our elementary kids.

  6. Off the top of my head – it’s a matter of timing: the Magi came when they had moved from the stable (Luke 2:7) to a house (Matt 2:11) and was probably a year or so later after Jesus’ birth (which is why Herod killed the boys under two years old).
    Normally I possibly could have put together something but sorry I have got too much on at the moment.
    I hope you have already found some info on it.

  7. Looking for lesson ideas on comparing the two accounts of Jesus’ birth. Doing it for year 6. Any ideas?

  8. I praise the Lord for raising people like you to minister to others in a thousand ways giving glory and praising God that I as a sunday school teacher will learn and gain from your wisdom and understanding!. More blessings to you as you use your giftings for Gods glory and honour! Victoria

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