The Primary Pack - key stages 1 & 2


Using adapted material from our research
to help children get the most out of visiting their local church building


This pack has been initially developed for the 3 – 11 age range and includes subjects ranging from 'the church in the community' and 'the architecture of the building' to 'the history of worship' and 'clues to the past in a graveyard'.

The pack has been trialled at a number of churches across the Diocese, and every church has been offered their own copy free of charge. You can now download PDF version of the full pack.

The pack includes topic sheets in the following subjects:

  • Introduction to the Church for KS2, KS1, Pre-school / Foundation
  • Fonts and Baptism
  • At the Altar
  • The Bible in Church Art
  • Clues to the Past in a Graveyard
  • Worship Traditions
  • The Church in the Community at Easter, Harvest and Christmas
  • Reading the Symbols in a Church
  • Vestments and Colours in Church
  • Church Architecture
  • The Name of the Church
  • The Church and its People


Links to the Curriculum (PDF)

Additional resources to complement the pack


These materials have been written by the Church History Project education steering group, which is made up of members of the Diocesan Education Department at Dunham House, the Time Travelling team and experienced teachers.


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