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KS1 Hanukkah Resource Pack - Teaching Slides and Writing Tasks

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Introduce pupils in years 1 and 2 to the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, celebrated annually in November or December.


The simple PowerPoint, included in the resource pack, can be used to teach some of the main customs during Hanukkah. Pupils can then write simple sentences about what they have learnt using the writing resources provided.

The resource could be used as part of a topic on Judaism, or over a series of English lessons.

This resource pack includes:

  • Hanukkah PowerPoint
  • What happens during Hanukkah? writing task
  • Teacher’s notes

National Curriculum programme of study links

ENGLISH

Pupils should write about real events

Religious Education

From Religious education in English schools, non-statutory guidance (2010)

Religious education for children and young people: teaches pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice

(Please check the agreed syllabus for your local authority)

  • Hanukkah PowerPoint
  • What happens during Hanukkah? writing task
  • Teacher’s notes
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