KS2 Christmas RE Lesson - The shepherds visit Jesus

This is a plan for a Christmas RE lesson, focusing on the part of the story when the shepherds learn the news about Jesus and visit him in Bethlehem. It is suitable for using with Key Stage 2.

The 5 page PDF lesson plan includes differentiated learning objectives, a starter, a drama activity, a written activity and a plenary. There is a 22 Slide animated PowerPoint presentation of the story to use. This is not editable. Please click the ‘Read Only’ button to open it. Some of the images are only revealed when the PowerPoint is played as a slideshow with the animations.

A fun, interactive lesson, with a chance for the children to use their imaginations to respond to the written task. It could be used individually or as part of a Christmas RE unit.

A version of the PowerPoint is also available separately:


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Created: Sep 25, 2017

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