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PLACES OF WORSHIP - THE CHURCH KS1 RE topic IWB teaching resources
Visiting a place of worship - the Church

An interactive whiteboard powerpoint teaching resource, and printable worksheets for teaching about 'Visiting a place of worship - the Church', in KS1.
The PowerPoint is 46 pages long, and split into different sections:

What do church buildings look like?
Shows photographs of new and old / large and small churches, and the oldest church in Britain; shows the layout of many church buildings, and explains who goes to church and why.
What do church buildings look like inside?

A large photograph of the inside of the church for children to look at; then shows and explains about different types of furniture found inside a church. (Altar, font, stained glass windows, lectern, pulpit, pews and kneelers, and organ)
What artefacts are found inside churches?

Shows religious artefacts, and explains why they are found in churches. (Crosses, Hymn board, candles, Bible, Tabernacle, chalice, ciborium and patten, statues, and the stations of the cross.)
What symbols might be found inside a church?
The Ichthus, doves, candles, Communion bread, water, colours, bells, incense)

What celebrations might happen in church?
Sunday services, baptism, marriage, funerals.
How should we behave in a church?
Asks questions about appropriate behaviour.


Worksheets (pdf format to print out)
  • Church building - Shows the inside of a church, for children to label
  • Church diagram - Shows the layout of a church, in a cross shape
  • Church objects - Pictures of a font, Chalice and communion bread, an altar, stained glass window, pulpit and church organ for the children to write about.
  • Design a hassock - A template for designs
  • Objects worksheet - For the children to choose an object they find in church, and draw, and describe it.
  • Symbols of Christianity - Pictures of the Ichthus, dove, and cross with space for the children to write about them.
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