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  • Visit to a local Church KS1. RE resources

    1. Teacher’s background information. The most important point is that a local church is much more than just a building. The children need to understand that the local church they are visiting is part of the Church worldwide – it is a community of Christians from all races and nationalities. To see where the local…

    Italian POW church on the Orkneys.
  • What is the Church? RE resources

    1. Teacher’s background information. A church is more than just a building.The people are important – the Church should be a community of Christians from all races and nationalities.Why do Christians go to church? To worship, pray, listen to Bible teachings and make friends.Who or what influences the children’s behaviour? 2. Lesson plans and resources…

  • Is Jesus a historical figure? RE resources

    Jesus is a proven historical person.He was different, he spoke about God in a real way and he loved people. 1. Teacher’s background information. Is Jesus a historical figure like Napoleon Bonaparte or Julius Caesar? Yes, he is proven to be a real historical person according to ancient secular records as well as Christian writings.…

  • Parables of Jesus RE resources

    1. Teacher’s background information. What is a parable?What is the Prodigal Son, the Good Samaritan, and the other parables of Jesus all about?The children will learn about: 2. Lesson plans and resources for Parables of Jesus Updated April 2022. Parables of Jesus lesson plan featuring the Prodigal Son and the Good Samaritan parables. Parables of…

  • Christmas and Easter simply explained. RE resources

    Both Christmas and Easter can be difficult subjects in Christian Religious Education, here it is broken down into an easy-to-use lesson plan. 1. Teacher’s background information. [a] Here the children can discover the real, tough story of Christmas – a poor girl heavily pregnant having to travel 90 miles [145 km] on a donkey over…

  • What is the Bible? RE resources

    1. Teacher’s background information. The Bible is the world’s best-selling book – it does not appear in the ‘book charts’ because the other books do not stand a chance!20 million Bibles sold each year, that’s 54,945 Bibles sold every day. Take a look at the figures for book sales since the first editions: estimated at:…

  • Big Bible stories. RE resources

    Everyone likes a good story and the Bible is full of them! 1. Teacher’s background information. These are the stories we will be looking at: [a] Naomi had a husband and two sons, but they had to move to a different country when a famine came.Then her husband died, quickly followed by her two sons……

  • Does Christianity change lives? RE resources

    When someone truly becomes a Christian, people should see a change in their behaviour. For example, no more cheating, bullying, aggressive attitudes and more peace and fulfilment. These things may not come immediately, though they can when someone is ‘converted’ – that is, they decide to follow Jesus. 1. Teacher’s background information. To mark this…

  • The Harvest festival. RE resources

    It is so easy to get detached from the thought that we rely upon farmers to provide us with food, because many children, and some adults, think no further than their nearest supermarket. 1. Teacher’s background information. Here the young children (keystage one) can discover what a Harvest Festival is all about. Christians believe that…

  • Famous Christians. RE resources

    Everybody is unique.Some people do not drift along with the crowd, they push through on things they believe are right.Because of this, some are remembered throughout history for what they achieved. 1. Teacher’s background information. The lesson plan will look at a young girl from history.She was not great at sports, she did not invent…

  • Church year and festival of Harvest. RE resources

    The children will be given a quick outline of the Christian festivals that make up the Church Year, and then a more in-depth look at the Harvest Festival. 1. Teacher’s background information. Many churches, like the Anglican Church (Church of England), celebrate the Christian festivals throughout the year. Some of the ‘Nonconformist’ / ‘Free churches’…

  • Christian festival of Advent. RE resources

    The word Advent means ‘arrival’ or ‘coming’.The Festival of Advent celebrates two things, firstly the time when Jesus came from heaven and was born as a baby.Secondly, Christians believe that Advent looks forward to when Jesus will return to the Earth. 1. Teacher’s background information. Advent celebrates Jesus’s coming to this Earth as a man…

  • The festival of Christmas. RE resources

    1. Teacher’s background information. There is a reminder of the Church Year and its Christian festivals. Then there is a detailed look at how Christmas came about, with various visits from angels, the scandal of a girl becoming pregnant, the inconvenience and pain of having to travel to Bethlehem, the worry of no rooms to…

  • Christian festival of Holy Week. RE resources

    Holy Week looks at the events that lead up to Jesus’ unlawful trial. 1. Teacher’s background information. In this lesson plan, the children learn how Jesus, knowing that the religious leaders were jealous of him and wanted to kill him, continued to go to Jerusalem to teach the crowds about God and the Kingdom of…

  • Christian festival of Easter. RE resources

    The Easter break may signify Easter eggs, Easter bunnies and an Easter hunt, but why is it so important for Christians? 1. Teacher’s background information. The festival of Easter tells the story of how Jesus was unlawfully treated, beaten, whipped and crucified and yet Christians rejoice at the outcome 3 days later. 2. Lesson plans…

  • What is Christian baptism? RE resources

    1. Teacher’s background information. Some people believe that baptism is baptising a young baby and then later there can be a Confirmation Service to ‘confirm’ the promises that were given at baptism. Others believe that baptism should only be done when a person turns to God and believes in Jesus, Simon Peter, one of Jesus’…

  • What did Jesus do? RE resources

    1. Teacher’s background information. In just three years Jesus taught people about the Kingdom of Heaven, performed miracles, spoke out against the religious leaders and lived such a perfect life his accusers could find nothing wrong in his life. Christians believe that Jesus was sent by God for a very special mission to basically stand…

  • What did Jesus teach? RE resources

    The Old Testament had many laws and the most famous collection of laws was the Ten Commandments. For hundreds of years, the Jews thought that believing in God was only about obeying all those laws. 1. Teacher’s background information. Jesus came and seemed to take the Ten Commandments even further: “You have heard that it…