Religious Studies KS1: The Christian Story of the First Christmas
Part of a series of animated films teaching pupils about religions of the world.
This film focuses on Christianity, and narrates the story of the First Christmas.
The story follows Mary and Joseph from being told they will have a baby by the angel Gabriel, through to the birth of Jesus and the visits from the shepherds and wise men.
The film is bright and colourful and immerses the pupils in the story through a clear, friendly narrative.
This clip is from the series Religions of the World.
Pupils could thinks of questions they would ask Mary and Joseph about their thoughts and feelings at different times of the story.
Pupils could take turns playing the role of Mary or Joseph and in a 'hotseat' situation, answer the other pupils questions.
This short film will be relevant for teaching KS1 religious studies in England and Northern Ireland, Foundation Phase in Wales and Early and 1st Level Religious and Moral Education in Scotland.