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KS2 Church visits. RE resources

The KS1 church visit lesson plan looked at the sort of things that are found in and around a church.
This KS2 church visit (hopefully two visits as suggested in many local syllabus’) looks more deeply into why certain things are done in church and also how churches focus on different things.

How to fulfil the locally agreed syllabus on ‘KS2 Church visits’

Hopefully you will be able to match your local agreed syllabus with what is here which satisfies eight councils:

These lesson plans are based on the Progression Documents of The Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education’ Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Rutland County Councils. This is in the light blue text.
The green text is from other Councils: Lewisham Borough, West Sussex, Hull and East Riding.
Here are the main aims for the lesson plan:

  • Know that there is variety in Christianity by visiting at least two different churches and explore / compare their different structures and discover how these can reflect distinct practices and beliefs (e.g. font or baptismal tank).
  • Personal life – baptism, confirmation etc.
  • What does it mean to belong? – Who am I?
  • Identify and evaluate some religious and cultural differences between religions with the aim of promoting mutual respect and interfaith dialogue.

Key vocabulary: Advent, Baptism, Bible, Christ, Christmas, Church, Creation, Disciple, Easter, Faith, God, Gospel, Harvest, Holy, Hymn, Jesus, Lent, New Testament, Old Testament, Parables, Pentecost, Prayer, Priest, Prophet, Ten Commandments, Vicar, Worship.

Lesson plans and resources for: KS2 Church visits

KS2 Church visits – RE lesson plan – New version coming soon due to changes in the RE syllabus.