This is a bank of lesson plans and resources for teaching religious education from Early Years upwards. Please email Katy Staples if you have ideas or contributions!
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Locally agreed syllabuses
Links to useful RE websites
- Details of the non-statutory guidance are online here
- BBC Schools – includes broadcast information, materials for each key stage and media including tours of sacred buildings. Katy Staples recommends the forums and chat rooms for students which can now be found at the Student Life site (formerly “Onion Street”)
- Primary Resources has been online since 1998 and hosts a formidable stash of lesson plans, presentations and ideas, and is highly used by teachers in our Diocese
- The Culham Institute and its family of sites also come highly recommended. This includes REOnline (designed as a starting point for RE with teacher and student resources for all Key Stages), the Collective Worship Resource, the Story Keepers and a special site for clergy dealing with RE in schools
- RE Today is another popular site which is also recommended by Katy Staples
- Scripture Union and its family of sites specialise in Bible-based resources and are popular with both schools and churches in our area.
- Schoolswork is an attractive, resource-rich, networking site packed with lesson and assembly plans. The ability to join free as a member and connect with other members who may be able to help you is one of this site’s most popular features
- Other websites recommended by readers include: The Children’s Society, Christian Aid, Bible Gateway, Barnabas In Schools, Danielle’s Place of crafts and activities, YouthPastor.com, Colllective Worship, the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education, YFC Schools Resources and the media illustration site Wing Clips.
- For more videos for RE, Katy Staples recommends exploring the online materials of Cumbria and Lancashire Education Online
- The RE Teachers group on YouTube is a shared resource of clips teachers have found useful.
- A couple of example videos for starters – Teenage Affluenza is a witty way into studying wealth and poverty, and Muslim Prayer – No Excuse To Miss It is good for the study of Islamic prayer.
- The Stapleford Centre has free resources to support the teaching of Christianity within RE and Collective Worship. All resources are produced by experts in their field and are practical, contemporary ways to get pupils thinking outside of the box.
- The WingClips website has feely downloadable segments of well known and current films which are chosen to illustrate themes.