Specific church activity sheets
These ‘specific church’ activity sheets supplement the CHP Primary Education pack and take a look at a few churches with a unique special feature...
Carved Heads | Good Shepherd | Good Samaritan | Life of Christ | Light of the World
Matthew, Mark, Luke & John | St Peter | Ten Commandments | Tryptich | What is a Church
Chancel | Road to Emmaus | Bread of Life | John the Baptist | Family Tree | Music | House of God
Nature | Charity| God is Love | Monuments | St Francis
Particular thanks to Sally Smith for creating these resources
Carved heads, faces and other sculptures
Aim/objective: focusing on the carved heads in each church, with the objective that children will recognise that they are all different and go on to explore how people are different.
Edwinstowe, St Mary - Carved Heads
Headon-cum-Upton, St Peter - Carved Heads
Averham, St Michael & All Saints - Carved Heads
Bingham, St Mary & All Saints - Sculptures
In this last sheet children explore the church and the variety of sculptures in and around the building.
They will consider why the sculptures are there and what they add to worship
Aim/objective: focusing on the Good Shepherd window in each church, with the objective that children will hear the story of the Good Shepherd and think about what it means to be lost and found.
Wysall, Holy Trinity, - Good Shepherd Window
Annesley, All Saints - Good Shepherd Window
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, St Wilfrid - Good Shepherd Window
Greasley, St Mary - Good Shepherd Window
The Good Samaritan
Aim/objective: that children learn the story of the Good Samaritan and go on to explore who is their neighbour and ways in which they can help their neightbour.
Sutton Bonington, St Michael - The Good Samaritan
Perlethorpe, St John the Evangelist - The Good Samaritan
Boughton, St Matthew - The Good Samaritan
The Life of Christ
Aim/objective: using depictions in the windows / reredos to learn about and explore key events in the life of Christ.
Halam, St Michael the Archangel - The Life of Christ
Sneinton, St Stephen - The Life of Christ
Light of the World
Aim/objective: that children explore the meaning of Jesus saying "I am the Light of the World".
Harby with Swinethorpe, All Saints - Light of the World
Cinderhill, Christ Church - Light of the World
Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
Aim/objective: focusing on the reredos or east window of each church, with the objective that children will learn
something of the background of the Gospel writers and why they are remembered.
Greasley, St Mary - Reredos
Harby with Swinethorpe, All Saints - Reredos
Oxton, St Peter & St Paul - Reredos
Perlethorpe, St John - Reredos
Mattersey, All Saints - East Window
Aim/objective: learn about the life of St Peter.
Thurgarton - St Peter
Ruddington - St Peter
Radford - St Peter
Nottingham - St Peter
Aim/objective: focusing on the Ten Commandment boards in church and explore what they might mean today,
and the commandments’ impact on how Christians live
Annesley, All Saints - Ten Commandments
Bulcote, Holy Trinity - Ten Commandments
Cinderhill, Christ Church - Ten Commandments
Edwalton, Holy Rood - Ten Commandments
Langar, St Andrew - Ten Commandments
Tythby, Holy Trinity - Ten Commandments
Halam, St Michael the Archangel - Ten Commandments
Aim/objective: focusing on the Triptych in church and helping children look at it in detail and understand the term. The sheet also aims to help children explore the church and then design their own triptychs.
Whatton, St John of Beverley - Tryptich
Plumtree, St Mary - Tryptich
Cinderhill, Christ Church - Triptych
Carlton-in-Lindrick, St John the Evangelist - Triptych
What is a Church?
Aim/objective: exploring our basis for defining and recognising what is a church.
Caythorpe, St Aidan - What is a Church?
Inham Nook, St Barnabas - What is a Church?
Aim/objective: focusing on the paintings on Emmanuel’s chancel ceiling, with the objective that children will learn about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and the Song of Creation.
Bestwood, Emmanuel - Chancel (Song of Creation)
The Road to Emmaus
Aim/objective: focusing on the East Window of St Denis’ church, with the objective that children will learn about the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Morton, St Denis - East Window
Bread of Life
Aim/objective: focusing on the Altar and Reredos of St Mary’s church, with the objective that children will hear the story of the Last Supper and consider the importance of remembering.
Bleasby, St Mary - Altar
St John the Baptist
Aim/objective: focusing on the various images of St John the Baptist in Stanford church, particularly the statue above the main door, with the objective that children will learn about the life of John the Baptist.
Stanford-on-Soar, St John the Baptist - St John the Baptist (pt1)
Stanford-on-Soar, St John the Baptist - St John the Baptist - (pt2: character sheets)
Aim/ bjective: focusing on the memorials and windows in church that are all to members of the same family,
with the objective that children learn how to explore a primary source of information and how to draw a family tree.
Caunton, St Andrew - Family Tree
Aim/objective: looking at the use of music in Christian worship and also explores the contrast of noise and quiet outside and inside the church.
Nottingham, St Peter - Music
The House of God (Jacob's Dream)
Aim/objective: focusing on Oxton's carved choir stalls and the story of Jacob's dream, with the objective that children will explore the idea of church as God's house.
Oxton, St Peter & St Paul - The House of God
Aim/objective: looking at the carvings in church and how they reflect the glory of God.
Perlethorpe, St John the Evangelist - Nature
Aim / objective: to consider the meaning of charity and think about people who show it.
East Leake, St Mary - Charity
God is Love
Aim / objective: to recognise the people who love us and that love is eternal.
Sutton Bonington, St Anne - God is Love
Aim/objective: to look in detail at the monument and explore some of the meaning behind the images on it.
Kingston-on-Soar, St Winifred - Babington Monument
Aim / objective: to learn more about the life of St Francis.
Stanton-on-the-Wolds, All Saints - St Francis
Sneinton, St Stephen - St Francis
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