Popcorn: A Year of Festivals Resources
A Year of Festivals is a series of four books in the Popcorn range that introduce children to the main religious celebrations in Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism. These books link to curriculum in RE that explores celebrations and festivals. They can also be used in literacy as they feature many examples of report text, such as contents, non-chronological text, captions, index, glossary, and more.
The downloadable resources that support this series comprise teacher’s notes and a photocopiable worksheet for each title. These enable you to ensure that children have understood key concepts or ideas. Use the worksheets in a guided reading session, for individual projects, topic-based group work or for homework:
Christian Festivals worksheet: Find out when Christian festivals take place during the year.
Hindu Festivals worksheet: Complete a chart about Hindu gods, and goddesses.
Jewish Festivals worksheet: Describe the different Jewish festivals.
Muslim Festivals worksheet: Learn the meanings of specific religious words in Islam.