What is the Last Supper? RE resources

1. Teacher’s background information.

Jesus had said several times that he was going to be betrayed, crucified and then to be raised from the dead.
It was the Jewish Passover and Jesus:

“took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”

Luke 22:19-20 NIV

The lesson plan explores what these words mean and why Christians celebrate Holy Communion (also called the Lord’s Supper, or Mass).

2. Lesson plans and resources for What is Holy Communion, the Last Supper?

Updated April 2022. What is Holy Communion – the Last Supper? RE lesson plan

The Courtroom Sketch lesson plan

Holy Communion worksheet

3. Free children’s songs.

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[1] ‘Why Do We Do Communion?’ By the Crossroads Kids’ Club.

Jesus gave us a way to remember how he died for us.

[2] ‘How Do We Do Communion?’ By the Crossroads Kids’ Club.

[3] ‘Only Jesus’ by the Compass Bible Church.

4. How to fulfil the locally agreed syllabus for ‘What is Holy Communion, the Last Supper?’

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:

  • Find out about how the Holy Communion / Eucharist / Mass / Lord’s Supper is celebrated in church and why it is important to many Christians.
  • What do Christians recall about Jesus’ last supper with his followers?
  • Why is it important for Christians to share bread and wine?

Key vocabulary: Bible, Christ, Church, Disciple, Easter, Faith, God, Gospel, Grace, Holy, Holy Communion, Jesus, Lord’s Supper, Mass, New Testament, Prayer, Resurrection, Saint, Salvation, Sin, Worship.