Easter

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By Sara Fox

Why not celebrate this Easter with these brilliant poems, activities and ideas for Easter-themed grammar sessions. Sara Fox’s poems are truly versatile. They make a great starting point for traditional Easter activities and they’re the perfect complement to our carefully crafted grammar activities.

Easter

What is Easter?

Many children revisit the meaning of Easter every year through Religious Education lessons, assemblies and school plays. This is usually followed by a variety of traditional activities.

The theme of Easter is of course rooted in religion, which can make it difficult to cover in a multicultural setting. Whilst it’s important that children are aware of the cultural origins of the festival, the theme of Easter can easily be made more versatile by linking it to the idea of spring and new life


Spring into Easter

Spring into Easter

The themes of Easter and springtime go hand in hand, focusing on ‘new life’ through the story of Jesus’s resurrection and observing ‘new life’ in nature: for example, lambs, chicks, buds and flowers.

The ‘Spring into Easter’ poem links the meaning of Easter to the season in which it is celebrated. It is also an excellent opportunity to explore homophones – a key topic on the 2014 curriculum.

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.

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