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What is a Church?

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SKU R6CS30007
Key Stage 2 Christianity Religious Education Year 6
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Challenge your Year 6 children to think about Christian places of worship and whether a church is a building, its people or both. As well as doing this, pupils will think about the ways in which churches support members of their own community and reach out to help others. Each of the six religous buildings KS2 lessons includes a detailed plan with a choice of differentiated activities, slides and a range of printable resources.

#TheCompleteSeries6lessons

Updated version now available with improved slides, plans and activities! Please note: This series of lessons was previously named 'What can we learn from Christian religious buildings?'

#Lesson1TheFoundation

Look at religious buildings including some unusual, adapted and temporary spaces used as churches, then consider why these might be used rather than purpose-built spaces. Following on, learn about the foundation of the Christian church by the Apostles according to the Bible, then think about whether a church is a building, its people or both.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Acts excerpts sheets
  • Discussion card
#Lesson2LocalCulture

Study and discuss images of some very different churches, congregations and acts of Christian worship around the world. Why are these Christian places of worship so different? What do they have in common? Go on to explore these questions in greater detail during either of the two included activities. Children will also continue to explore the idea that a church is both a building and its people.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Fact cards
  • Writing frames
  • Cue cards
#Lesson3FocussingforWorship

How do Christians feel when they are in a church? How are churches designed to help Christians worship? In this lesson, children will identify features of churches, their purpose and the effects they have on worshippers. They will also consider reasons why Christians and non-religious people have special places to think, pray, meditate or relax.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Discussion cards
  • Worksheet
#Lesson4ServingCommunities

What does the Bible teach Christians about their responsibilities in communities? In this lesson, children will read and interpret excerpts from the Bible, sharing their own views. Following on, they will consider ways in which their own school or local churches serve their local community.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Writing frames
#Lesson5GlobalCommunities

Find out about some of the ways in which Christian places of worship around the world are linked, as well as briefly exploring the history of the Christian church and some of its denominations. In either of the two included activities, children will continue to explore the idea of local communities doing work to help others globally.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Fact sheet
  • Question cards
  • Writing frames
  • Challenge cards
#Lesson6Whathavewelearned

Look back at the work done in previous lessons in this Complete Series of KS2 R.E. lessons, then challenge children to discuss, synthesise and summaries the ideas of their group in either of the two challenging activities included.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Challenge cards
  • Worksheet
  • Writing Frames
  • Feedback form
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