Religious Studies KS1: The Christian Story of Easter
This short animated film for primary schools is part of a series teaching pupils about religions of the world.
This short film focuses on Christianity, and narrates the story of Easter.
It tells the story of Jesus's crucifixion, his rising from the tomb three days later to the delight of his followers, and his ascension to heaven.
The film is bright and colourful and immerses the pupils in the story through a clear, friendly narrative.
This short film is from the BBC series, Religions of the World.
This animation could be used to introduce a class discussion on whether Easter is a happy time or a sad time, or both.
In groups, pupils could create freeze frames of different parts of the story, showing clearly how the different characters (Jesus, Mary, the disciples) would have been feeling at that part of the story.
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.