Seasonal Resources Archive

Seasonal resources for KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 & Post 16

Sections

 


Ascension Day and Pentecost

Ascension Day is the fortieth day after Easter. This is the day when Christians celebrate Jesus’s ascension into heaven.

Pentecost is an important festival in the Christian calendar and is often described as the Church’s birthday. It is celebrated 50 days after Easter Sunday and brings the Easter season to an end. The word “Pentecost” comes from the Greek word for “fiftieth”.

 


International Women's Day

Please visit our dedicated page for resources for International Women's Day

 


 

St. George's Day

Saint George.

Please see below for activities to take part in or download our 'Fun activities for St. George's Day' worksheet!

 

Make your own shield

Use our shield template to make your own shield.

You could do one with the English flag design, just like the one you can see St. George holding in our windows at Bradford Cathedral, or you could make your own, unique shield design.

Design your own shield:

Draw pictures that represent something about you, your family, friends or home in each of the four sections of the shield.

For example:

  • You could draw a picture to represent your favourite hobby- such as a book to represent that you like reading, a microphone and some musical notes to show you love singing, or a football, cricket bat or bicycle etc. to represent a sport you enjoy
  • You could draw your school badge, your Cub or Brownie badge or a picture of your place of worship to represent a place or a club you like going to
  • You could draw a picture of you with your family or friends doing something you all enjoy together, like eating or playing together 
  • You could draw your favourite foods, your pets, what you want to be when you grow up…

The list could go on and on. Just remember to draw the things that represent you the most on your shield and don’t forget to write your name on the scroll at the bottom.

When you have finished drawing:

Make sure you colour in your pictures, to make your shield eye-catching.

(If you cut out your shield, you will have to attach the scroll to the top or bottom of your shield with some glue or you might decide not to have the scroll on your finished shield as you now have your pictures to represent you).

Mount your shield onto a piece of cardboard, if you can find some. Perhaps an adult could make a cardboard “handle” or “grip” on the back of your shield, so that you can hold it in front of you, like a medieval knight. 

 

Design your own stained glass window with St. George and the dragon

St. George appears in three of the stained glass windows at Bradford Cathedral but we only see a dragon in one of them- and it’s only the dragon’s head!

Use our stained glass window template to make your own design. Use your imagination to show an exciting picture of St. George defeating the dragon.


 

Lent

 

Shrove Tuesday

EYFS/KS1

Shrove Tuesday PowerPoint

 

KS2-KS4

Shrove Tuesday- Information

Shrove Tuesday Fun facts- Questions

Shrove Tuesday Fun facts- Answers

 

Ash Wednesday and Lent

All Ages

 

KS1- Lower KS2

 

KS2-KS4

 


 

Holy Week and Easter

 

 

Palm Sunday

All ages: Messy Palm Sunday activities

Palm leaf template

 

Holy Week and Easter

Easter Schools’ Service video 2021: A Journey Through Holy Week

Easter School Worship activities

The Zephaniah Easter Activity Pack 2021

 

Make Your Own Easter Garden

                                                                   

EYFS/KS1

Holy Week and Easter PowerPoint- Meaning and key images

Easter Story PowerPoint

Bunting

Butterfly template

Colour-in Cross

Design an Easter Cross

Easter colouring

Easter Story booklet and colouring

Palm leaf template

 

KS2/KS3

Holy Week and Easter PowerPoint- Meaning and key images

Easter Story PowerPoint

My Easter Story Workbook

Bunting

Butterfly template

Colour-in Cross

Design an Easter Cross

Easter colouring

Easter Story booklet with reflection pages

Stained Glass Cross colouring

 


 

Holocaust Memorial Day

 


Candlemas

 

EYFS/KS1

 

KS2-KS5

 


 

Remembrance and Peace 2020

This year our Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday resources are all on line. Find out more by clicking on this link remembrance and peace 

An adaptable KS1, KS2 and KS3 plan and activity ideas may be found here: planning and possible activities

This Power Point has images for pupils and basic background information for teachers; its focus is World War I as a local and global conflict and it also looks at the role of women, animals, the peace movement, remembrance and commemoration: Remembrance and Peace: images for reflection

Resources for download: A Bell for Remembrance and Peace     A Dove for Remembrance and Peace    Poppy 1   Poppy 2

 

This is a poster pack that explores World War I and the Bradford Cathedral Memorial Bells, please feel free to download and print.

1 Sights and Sounds   2 War to end all Wars  3 Women at War    4 A Bell Ringer's Tale    5 Battle for the Bells   6 Memorial Bells

7 Memorial Bells  8 Ringing the Changes   9 Call and Response 10 21st Century

The Peace Museum has a useful WWI book and resource pack with a Bradford flavour, 'Choices Then and Now' by Ben Chalcraft and Diane Hadwen. This retails at £19.99 and is available from the Museum. Find out more here Choices Then and Now  

You may download the cross phase booklet here Choices Then and Now here it is full of stories and ideas for the classroom.

You may download Key Stage specific resources  from the Choices by kicking on the key stage specific links below. Many thanks to the Peace Museum for allowing these resources to be reproduced for teachers to use. Please click on the Key Stage to access the resources:

KS1

KS2

KS3 & 4

Post 16

World War Memorial in Bradford Cathedral

Booklet about the names on the WW1 Memorial, "Remembered in Bradford Cathedral"

 

Detailed booklet with close up images showing the beautiful World War One Memorial Window, which tells the story of the war experiences of the Bradford men in the 6th Battalion of the Prince of Wales' Own West Yorkshire Regiment 
WW1 Story Window in Bradford Cathedral


 

Interfaith Week 2020


This year Interfaith week runs from the 8th to the 15th November.  The Cathedral is proud to be part of Bradford’s diverse community and we aim to welcome and work with children and adults of all faiths and none.

 

For more information about national events for Interfaith week visit:   https://www.interfaithweek.org/  or follow the Interfaith Network on Twitter -https://twitter.com/IFWeek  

 

Information about interfaith in the UK may be found in the Government’s booklet; click on this link ‘Face to Face and Side by Side’.

 

Sacred Spaces and Special Things

This year for Interfaith Week we have put together some resources and activities based on our popular Interfaith themed Cathedral visits, but which may be accessed via the internet in your own classroom or other learning space.

1. For background information about Interfaith Week and diversity in the Bradford Metropolitan District click here

2. To download the Sacred Spaces and Special Things activity plan click here

3. The Children's resources may be downloaded here Exploration Sheet   Cathedral Montage  Muslim Images

4. To help teachers take an 'interfaith' slant we have put together a sheet of prompts for teachers. This may be accessed here.

 


 

Advent and Christmas Resources

Advent and Christmas Resources.

 

You can also see our special Schools' Christmas Service online!

 

For Teachers

Advent Wreath 101

"A Quick Guide to Christmas": This includes detailed background information for teaching about Advent and Christmas.

Links to NATRE and other resources

 

Videos

Create a Bradford Cathedral Christmas Card

Create Your Own Lantern

The Crib Scenes at Bradford Cathedral

How to Make A Christingle with Frieda and Scout

 

Christmas Readings

Angel Gabriel, Mary; Elizabeth

Birth of Jesus; Shepherds

Visit of the Magi 

 

Videos

 

EYFS/KS1

Advent and Christmas at Bradford Cathedral: key images

Advent Wreath: Meaning and Candle Prayers (KS1)

Christmas Story Leaflet

Christmas Story Stones

Comfort and Joy Star

Create a Bradford Cathedral Christmas Card

Sheep and Shepherd to cut out and make

Stained Glass Window, Christmas: Instructions | Template

Who Am I?: Match the Characters

 

KS2  

Advent and Christmas at Bradford Cathedral: key images

Advent Wreath: Meaning and Candle Prayers (KS2-4)

Bible verses: for class reflection or to put inside Christmas cards

Christmas Story Leaflet

"A Letter Home": the Christmas Story and activities linked to asylum seekers and refugees (Upper KS2) 

Christmas Story Stones

Comfort and Joy Star

Create a Bradford Cathedral Christmas Card

Promises: Names of Jesus

Sheep and Shepherd to cut out and make

Stained Glass Window, Christmas: Instructions | Template

Suggestions for Advent readings

Who Am I?: Match the Characters

12 Things You Should Know About Christmas: Quiz (Upper KS2)

 

KS3

Advent and Christmas at Bradford Cathedral: key images

Advent Wreath: Meaning and Candle Prayers (KS2-4)

Bible verses: for class reflection or to put inside Christmas cards

"A Letter Home": the Christmas Story and activities linked to asylum seekers and refugees

Christmas Story Stones

Comfort and Joy Star

Jesus' Birth Stories Comparison

Promises: Names of Jesus

Stained Glass Window, Christmas: Instructions | Template

Suggestions for Advent readings

12 Things You Should Know About Christmas: Quiz

 

KS4

Advent Wreath: Meaning and Candle Prayers (KS2-4)

Bible verses: for class reflection or to put inside Christmas cards

"A Letter Home": the Christmas Story and activities linked to asylum seekers and refugees

Jesus' Birth Stories Comparison

Promises: Names of Jesus

Suggestions for Advent readings

12 Things You Should Know About Christmas: Quiz