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.

Teacher Notes

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.

Curriculum Notes

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.

Video resources for 5-7 year-olds:

Religions of the World
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Tales From Around The World
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Explain This... KS1 Science
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More from Religions of the World:

The Buddhist Story of Siddhartha and the Swan and The Monkey King
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The Christian Story of the First Christmas
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The Christian Story of the Good Samaritan and the Lost Sheep
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The Hindu Story of Rama and Sita
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The Islamic Story of The Prophet and the Ants and 'The Crying Camel'
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The Five Pillars of Islam
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The Jewish Story of Moses
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The Jewish Story of Hanukkah
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Sikh Stories
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