Eastertide: a short guide for primary

Key stage

KS1; KS2


Religious Education


Christian festivals


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Stained glass window in Westminster Abbey showing Ascension Day


Use this succinct presentation to introduce your class to Easter season, from Jesus’ resurrection to the Pentecost. Written for KS1 and KS2 pupils, this short guide could be used as the starting point of a lesson on this period or as a knowledge recap. This is accompanied by a more detailed teacher guide, designed to fill any gaps in understanding.

Learning objectives

  • To understand what Eastertide is, when it happens and how Christians experience it
  • To learn about key holy days within the period of Eastertide
  • To find out how holy days within Eastertide are referred to within the Bible