School Assembly on Advent - KS1 & KS2
Download a school assembly on Advent. Includes a Powerpoint slide show and a short story.
The Powerpoint slides go through the meaning of advent, what it means for Christians and how they prepare for it. The slides also go through the candles that are lit in church in the run up to Christmas. The pack includes a short story about a young boy whose family is preparing for Christmas and how he is expecting and hoping for a particular gift.
Key Stage: Key stage 1 and key stage 2
Number of children: Suitable for class, key stage or whole school
Duration: 20 minutes but can be made longer or shorter by editing slides or the story
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Here are some sample slides from the Powerpoint presentation:
Four more weeks to Christmas - Extract
It was St Andrews Day and Rocco and his family were on their way to church. He couldn't believe it was still 4 more weeks till Christmas. He hated waiting. He wanted a new bike for Christmas and his dad had told him that he might get one but they were not sure. He also hated not knowing and was still thinking about it when they were in the church. "Mum I really want that bike!" Rocco whispered to his mum as they sat down on the pews. Mum shushed Rocco and pointed to the priest who was carefully lighting the first candle on the wreath and was saying a prayer of hope.
That week Rocco kept asking his mum and dad to get the bike for him and even showed them the one he liked on the internet. They said it was a little too expensive and smiled. At least they hadn't said no he thought and kept hoping all week. The following Sunday they all went to church again and this time the priest lit two candles and said the second was for the peace Jesus brings to all of us.
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