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What's inside me? Using a Bible story to explore personal feelings

Uses popular Bible stories to kick-start a discussion about emotional literacy with pupils using Russian 'nesting dolls'.

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The Easter story as a 3D map

This idea outlines how to create a quick 3D map of the Easter story.

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Exploring the Last Supper as a Jewish Seder meal

This idea gives a flavour of Jesus' last meal by acting out part of a traditional Seder meal.

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Telling the Easter Story using one sheet of paper

This paper-cutting approach to explain the key moments of the Easter story can be adapted in a variety of ways to suit the age of your pupils and the size of your class.

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No Man's Land - a reflective story (Foundation/lower KS1)

This idea tells the story of No Man's Land with symbols and words, and then explains how one famous chaplain (Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy) suggested that the only way to make peace was to go out into the middle of the 'bad stuff' (No Man's Land) to help and comfort people, trying to get them out one by one - just as Jesus did.

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Act out and explore the Lord's Prayer

This activity might provide a useful addition to school-based activities relating to the First World War, by taking a 'military-style' kinaesthetic approach to learning the Lord's Prayer. Some schools might even want to incorporate it into an act of collective worship.

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Act out and explore Psalm 23

This activity might provide a useful addition to school-based activities relating to the First World War, by taking a 'military-style' kinaesthetic approach to learning Psalm 23. Some schools might even want to incorporate it into a rather busy act of collective worship, or class performance.

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Using war memorials for cross-curricular studies

This idea offers suggestions for using war memorials as a study resource to investigate key ideas about faith, belief, sacrifice, loss, bereavement and remembrance.

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Cross-curricular activities using What price peace?

The centenary of the First World War provides a great opportunity for schools to extend their spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision for pupils as they mark the anniversary of the conflict from 2014 to 2018, but how can we do this creatively? The following ideas offer suggestions as to how this might be done across a number of subject areas, including Knowledge and understanding of the world/PSED, Literacy, Geography, Science, ICT, Art, Music, PE/Dance.

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Caring for our world

A creative lesson for juniors to explore environmental issues from the standpoint of faith and belief.

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