Religious Studies The Christmas Story of the Nativity We have produced this illustrated Christmas story of the Birth of Jesus suitable for 6 - 11 year olds. Simple to navigate. Jesus - The Story A site which examines the life, character, teachings and followers of Jesus Christ. BBC Learning Zone Class Clips The Learning Zone provides short videos which have been selected to match the curriculum for use in primary and secondary schools. Christmas Games Check out our favourite selection of Christmas games and interactive Advent Calendars. Christmas How much do you know about Christmas? Christmas Activities Try our selection of Christmas puzzles and colouring pictures. Advent Find out the facts about Advent, when it is on the Christian Calendar and how it is celebrated in the Christian Church. How to Make a Christingle Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to make a Christingle. The Meaning of Christingle Discover the origins of Christingles, the symbolism behind them and how to make your own Christingle.
Buddhism for Kids | Learn Buddha's Teaching Through Songs Ofsted says religious education teaching 'not good enough' - Education News - Education - The Independent The education standards watchdog says one of the weakest aspects of religious education is the teaching of Christianity, which is judged to be "inadequate" in one in three primary schools. Lessons, in primary and secondary schools, were characterised by low standards, weak teaching, a confused sense of purpose about RE, and there was a lack of searching questions in examinations such as the GCSE. In addition, the report found that the subject is being squeezed out of the curriculum by the Government's education reforms – partly because of its exclusion from Education Secretary Michael Gove's English Baccalaureate school league table measure, which ranks schools on their performance in English, maths, science, languages and the humanities (history or geography). As a result, the report urges Mr Gove's department to clarify the aims and purpose of religious education and to promote these through "lucid guidance".
East Riding of Yorkshire RE - Teaching & Learning - Schemes of Work Schemes of Work Below is a series of teaching units and schemes of work which have been designed to ensure complete coverage of the East Riding Agreed Syllabus 2005. The new resources are here for download, to support a CD ROM version which has been sent to East Riding of Yorkshire Schools. They include the statutory objectives from the Syllabus, together with some suggested teaching activities which address these. They also give background information, useful resources and expectations of pupils' attainment. Please click the document title within the panel to open the file, and feel free to use, amend or repurpose as you see fit. If you feel you have improved or customised the resource enough to make it useful to other schools, please share it by contacting us at the address below, and we will endeavour to publish your work. The icons on the right of the resources panel (if displayed) are indicative of potential relevance to other curriculum areas. File Formats of Downloadable Resources Year 1
RE: General resources: Schemes of Work The Hertfordshire Scheme of Work for Primary Religious Education (RE) has been developed to accompany the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education: Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE Also see teaching resources developed to support the Hertfordshire Scheme of Work: Teaching Resources The Hertfordshire Scheme of Work for Primary Religious Education 2012-2017 updated September 2013 The non-statutory scheme of work for Primary Religious Education has undergone some revision to be in line with the statutory requirements set out in the new Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education 2012-2017. Non-Statutory Scheme of Work for Primary RE 2012-2017, Nursery – Year 6 Acrobat pdf, 5.8MB/290 pages, 27/09/2013, re_sow.pdf All units have been approved by the Hertfordshire SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education). The RE Curriculum map provides an example of long term planning for pupils from Nursery – Year 6. RE Curriculum Map
RE - Islam Teaching Ideas Story of Islam Colouring Book - A colouring story book telling the story of Islam. Contributed by Sherrie Bendjedidi. Islamic Place of Worship - A worksheet containing cloze procedure relating to mosques (answers are given on the activity page). The Five Pillars of Islam - Activities to teach the children about the Five Pillars of Islam. Wudhu - Learn about the Islamic form of ablution known as 'Wudhu' which is performed ritually before prayer.
Religious studies teaching is pathetic – either improve it, or ditch it | Giles Fraser For years my daughter called it “colouring in”. And I assumed it was some sort of free lesson in the timetable. Much later I discovered this was the period that her school knew as religious studies – a subject, I am proud to say, that my children have all been spectacularly bad at. Like them, I glazed over at the sheer inanity of the subject matter: a tepid version of cultural studies where religion is transformed into a calendar of funny festivals, lighting candles and distinctive headgear. Terrified by the potential for offence, terrified also of giving the impression that any one line of thought was preferable to any other, the default position on every subject became a mushy relativism where every conceivable matter of opinion was deemed to be as valuable as any other. Which is why I am delighted to support the British Humanist Association, which is complaining that its own position is not being represented on the curriculum for GCSE and A-levels. Like them, I am dismayed.
Planning a scheme of work | The Religious Education CPD Handbook Introduction Reviewing or creating a scheme of work can often feel like such a daunting task that many subject leaders simply avoid it altogether and continue with a particular programme, long after it has passed its useful life. Another reason for avoidance is that teaching to a familiar scheme may feel comfortable and require less preparation in terms of teaching and assessment. At the other extreme, some subject leaders spend so much time writing detailed schemes from scratch that they have no time for any other part of their role. There is a real danger here of the teacher becoming exhausted, most commonly in the autumn term when they first take on the leadership role. So what is the solution? Review the scheme each academic year and set priorities for change over a reasonable period of time. ie not the whole scheme at once! The process of leading and managing a scheme of work can be represented by this diagram.
What Kids Say About: Arguing Listen People don't always get along, and when they don't, it's called conflict. We wanted to know more the arguments and disagreements kids have, so we did a KidsPoll to find out. We asked 1,245 boys and girls ages 9 to 13 about conflict and here's what they said: There's plenty of arguing going on — 38% of kids said arguments occur in their home every day; 26% said it happens every week. But it wasn't all bad news. When they're in an argument, they try to talk or work it out. Let's start with those brother and sister squabbles. Arguing with siblings can become so normal that, just like breathing, you might do it naturally without even thinking of it. If you'd like to argue less with siblings (and everyone else), follow these three steps: Control your temper. Listen What's a KidsPoll? The group that took this KidsPoll included an almost equal number of boys and girls. A poll, like the KidsPoll, asks people a list of questions. Back