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Year 5: Project 8 - Religious Education: Pentecost

Project 8 - Religious Education: Pentecost

Pentecost is the festival when Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is celebrated on the Sunday 50 days after Easter (the name comes from the Greek pentekoste, "fiftieth"). Pentecost is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church, and the start of the church's mission to the world.


After Jesus ascended to Heaven, the apostles were celebrating this festival when the Holy Spirit descended on them.It sounded like a very strong wind, and it looked like tongues of fire. The apostles then found themselves speaking in foreign languages, inspired by the Holy Spirit. People passing by at first thought that they must be drunk, but the apostle Peter told the crowd that the apostles were full of the Holy Spirit.


In this project, children can explore the transforming power of fire and wind and the events that led up to the celebration of Pentecost.


Dates to remember:

21st May - Jesus ascended to Heaven

31st May - Pentecost 


Below you can find the activity task cards alongside additional resources that will support pupil's learning.

Click the links below for child friendly videos related to the topic: