Religious Studies KS2: Christmas
What is Christmas and what do Christians do to celebrate?
Nathan, an 11-year-old boys, tells us about the tradition of Christmas and all the things he does at this time of year.
We hear about the symbolism of the advent wreath, which represents Jesus as the light of the world, and the advent calendar, which is about marking this important time of year.
We also visit a nativity where primary school children enact the story of the first Christmas.
Christmas is a celebration of Jesus Christ's birthday and many Christians attend a special midnight church service called Midnight Mass.
This short film is from the BBC series, My Life, My Religion: Christianity.
You could share with your class an example of music (such as a carol), a film (such as a clip from The Miracle Maker), art (such as a famous nativity painting) or poetry (such as Christmas, by John Betjeman).
Ask your class to compare all four art forms with the Bible story from Luke chapter 2.
Which one do they think expresses the real meaning of Christmas the best, and why?
This short film will be useful for teaching religious studies at KS2 or KS3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 2 or 3 in Scotland.