Christmas - Teaching Resources

Explore our collection of teaching resources for primary and secondary schools, designed to bring festive joy to your classroom this Christmas.

This December you can also enjoy two new Live Lessons with your class.

Our Winter - Live Lesson is available to watch now. It's a cross-curricular programme for 5-7 year-olds, all about our coldest season.

You can also join us with your 7-11 year-olds for our It's Christmas! - Live Lesson. We explore what Christmas is and why we have a Christmas break from school, show how people of all faiths, as well as non-religious people in the UK, spend their time during the Christmas period, and we have a VIP backstage tour of a Christmas panto!

Primary

RS / RE / Assemblies

Watch again: Winter - Live Lesson
video
Watch again: It's Christmas! - Live Lesson
video
My Life, My Religion: Christmas
video
The Christian Story of the First Christmas
video
KS1 Festivals - Christianity: The First Christmas
collection
KS1 assembly framework - The story of 'Silent Night'
collection
KS2 assembly framework - Christmas Truce 1914
collection

Dance

Watch again: Ten Pieces and The Nutcracker - Live Lesson
video
KS1 Dance: The Nutcracker
collection
KS1 Dance: Let's Move. Twas the Night before Christmas
collection
KS1 Dance: Let's Move. The Journey of the Magi
collection
KS1 Dance: Time to Move. A Victorian Christmas
collection

Songs and carols

The twelve days of Christmas
video
Away in a manger
video
Silent Night
video
Mary had a baby
video
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
video

Stories

KS1 - Christmas audio stories
collection
KS2 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
collection
KS2 - The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen
audio

See also...

Hunting the Northern Lights in Lapland
video
X is for Xmas Truce
video
In this short video for primary schools children tell us what they look forward to at Christmas.
Christmas 2021 with The L.A.B
collection

Secondary

A Christmas Carol - Themes
video
A Christmas Carol - Characters
video
The Christmas Truce of 1914
video
How animals have adapted to live in the Polar biome
video
How animals have adapted to live in the Arctic tundra
video