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Christian prayer: a suitable subject for study

Schools with a religious character might like to use a new resource, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ in their spiritual life, but any school might like to study Christian prayer through this example of a global community at...
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RE day – Buddhism

Sue Halliwell is the RE Subject Leader at St Michael’s CE Primary School, Bishop’s Stortford and teaches RE in Years 5 and 6. She has recently established a NATRE Local Group, which includes both church and...
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Tasks and activities for pupils

Begin by teaching the class about who the Archbishop is: leader of the 80-million-strong Christian church called ‘Anglicans’ all over the world and the ‘Church of England’ here. Explain that they will find out...
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Archbishop Justin Welby answers children’s questions about praying

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, visits each of the Anglican dioceses. On his recent visit to the Diocese of Leicester, 100 9- and 10-year-olds from 25 different Anglican schools joined him for a webinar,...
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‘Religion: All in the mind?’

Our theme this term is ‘Religion: All in the mind?’ We asked five members of different communities to respond to some questions about this, and their thinking follows. We used these seven questions. a. What does your...
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Resources

Edited by Jane Brooke Age range: adult Pause for Thought Author: Various contributors Foreword by Chris Evans and Vanessa Feltz Editor: Rebecca Shepherd Watkins Publishing, 2016, 176pp, PB, £12.99 ISBN:...
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What is the impact of Prayer Spaces in Schools?

Teachers of RE will be interested in the work of Prayer Spaces in Schools (PSIS), a widely used initiative through which Christian visitors to schools can set up opportunities for young people to engage with activities...
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A scheme of work on Judaism: what influences the Jewish people?

Rebecca Ostler wanted more thinking in her lessons on Judaism. Here is how she aimed to get it.

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The angel’s message:

At Riverside Primary School in Southwark, our 5- to 6-year-olds were learning about Islam. They thought about the messages that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) received from the Angel Jibril, and began to learn about the...

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Important words that changed the world –

He stood quite still, almost overwhelmed by the moment, listening to his heartbeat pounding in his head as well as his chest. He was very aware of the silence that seemed to be closing in on him and the anticipation...

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Exploring experiences of prayer inspired by different faith communities around the world

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Shrewsbury, English, art and outdoor learning are combined with RE to offer children and parents different experiences of prayer. In the words of teacher Helen Thorpe, the school...