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Books and resources to support teachers in their teaching of RE.

8 Bible-themed Journey Days for Primary Schools

8 Bible-themed Journey Days for Primary Schools

A cross-curricular resource for teaching about Christianity Barbara Meardon, Verity Holloway £9.99

Eight story-based workshop days to help primary schools deliver high quality cross-curricular RE supported by their local churches The material in this resource is designed to help teaching staff fulfil the requirements for teaching Christianity within their RE guidelines, fitting readily into most Agreed Syllabus programmes. It is suitable for all primary stages, and can be used either as a class project or in vertical groupings through the whole school. The workshops can be delivered across a complete academic year, over a three-year cycle, or simply for key seasons such as Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. The programme assumes no particular tradition and will be appropriate for the mainstream churches in most communities. It can be initiated either by teaching staff wishing to link in with their local church or by church members wishing to support their local primary school.

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What Price Peace?

What Price Peace?

A teaching resource for primary schools exploring issues of war and peace Chris Hudson £8.99

What Price Peace? provides ten units of classroom material and three assemblies for 5-11s based around the theme of the First World War. A century on, with British armed forces continuing to serve in trouble spots around the world, study of the 'Great War' offers children the opportunity to engage with powerful issues of faith and belief, helping them to think through questions such as: Is fighting always wrong? How can we work out what is true? How should bullying be resisted? Are some people worth more than others? How do we deal with fear, pain and suffering? Can we really love our enemies as Jesus said?

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Wow! Our Amazing Planet

Wow! Our Amazing Planet

A cross-curricular resource for primary RE teachers David Chandler £9.99

Wow! Our Amazing Planet is an interactive RE resource for primary school teachers to explore the theme of caring for our environment through learning about our amazing planet and our responsibility for looking after it.

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Teaching Narnia

Teaching Narnia

A cross-curricular classroom and assembly resource for RE teachers Olivia Warburton £6.99

Drawing on C.S. Lewis's classic series, Teaching Narnia provides a wealth of creative and interactive ideas for use in the classroom and in collective worship. The Narnia books are an important part of Christian and literary heritage in the UK, with teaching applications beyond RE and Literacy to PSHE and Citizenship and a number of other curriculum areas. They help children to explore and develop their worldview, tackling big questions such as: What is really real?, How do we see the world?, Who is in charge of the world?, Is God really good?, Does he exist at all?, What happens after death?, How do we know what is right and wrong? and What can we learn from history?

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Christianity: Key Beliefs and Traditions

Christianity: Key Beliefs and Traditions

An RE resource for teaching Christianity at Key Stage 2 Cavan Wood £7.99

Christianity: Key Beliefs and Traditions is an essential resource for teaching Christianity at Key Stage 2. It seeks to inform and equip RE teachers by looking at key theological ideas such as creation and salvation as well as at the life of Jesus and the growth of the church. Over 30 topics are covered, each including background information, classroom activities and learning objectives and outcomes. The emphasis is not just on the history of Christianity but on the Christian faith as it is lived now and on evaluating its key ideas, linking themes to pupils' experience and understanding.

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Where in the World?

Where in the World?

An RE and assembly resource on the worldwide Christian Church Martyn Payne £9.99

Where in the World? is a global Christianity resource for primary school RE teachers. It provides lesson outlines, assembly material, a five-week scheme of work, background information and a section on learning objectives and outcomes.

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Story Assemblies for the School Year, Volume 2

Story Assemblies for the School Year, Volume 2

36 assemblies with five-minute stories, teacher's notes and RE follow-up Edward J Carter £8.99

A second year's worth of assembly material for those who enjoyed Story Assemblies for the School Year. This book is full of memorable stories, designed to engage and delight pupils at primary level. The stories are essentially parables about God and the events in the Bible, creatively told to help children understand the big story of God's love for the world. Pupils are invited to imagine themselves as part of the story and also encouraged to think about their own values and behavior, not by learning the right answers to give, but by making a leap of imagination and identifying themselves with the characters in the stories.

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Poetry Emotion

Poetry Emotion

50 original poems to spark an imaginative approach to topical values Stewart Henderson £6.99

Poetry Emotion contains a treasure trove of original poems to stimulate a child's observation and deep thinking; to affirm individuality and a sense of belonging; to express a myriad of feelings; and to develop meaningful skills for living. The 50 poems are organised under 12 value-based topics, providing an ideal vehicle to address social and emotional values at Key Stage 2. They can be used with great effect in Collective Worship, and readily related to English, PSHCE, SEAL and RE in the classroom.

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More Bible Storybags

More Bible Storybags

Reflective storytelling for primary RE and assemblies Margaret Cooling £12.99

Following the success of Bible Storybags, this second volume draws once again on tried-and-tested storytelling styles to encourage creative thinking and reflective response. The material, which gives particular emphasis to the 'learning from religion' aspect of RE, comprises 16 units covering key stories from creation through Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua and Ruth to David, Solomon, Jonah, Daniel and Esther.

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More Stories for Interactive Assemblies

More Stories for Interactive Assemblies

20 story-based assemblies to get children talking Nigel Bishop £7.99

More Stories for Interactive Assemblies contains 20 short stories about a group of children from a typical primary school who head off to a farm for a residential visit. The stories follow the children's progress, describing their adventures, their discoveries about themselves and others, and the many ways in which they grow through their experiences.

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Who Comes First?

Who Comes First?

Inspiring stories from the history of the Games Chris Hudson £6.99

Respect, Excellence, Friendship, Courage, Determination, Inspiration and Equality - what do these Olympic and Paralympic values actually mean for our schoolchildren? Who Comes First? gives teachers a chance to explore these big ideas with their classes in RE lessons, encouraging pupils to ask hard questions about sporting values, respond to true-life stories in a variety of ways - and reflect on the opportunities and challenges that an athlete's sense of purpose could possibly have for their own lives.

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The Gospels Unplugged

The Gospels Unplugged

52 poems and stories for creative writing, RE, drama and collective worship Lucy Moore £12.99

A resource for busy teachers and church leaders to help them bring the gospels to life and get to the heart of the biblical text

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The Lord's Prayer Unplugged

The Lord's Prayer Unplugged

A wealth of ideas opening up the prayer in ten sessions Lucy Moore £12.99

This book will enable teachers and church leaders to teach this wonderful prayer in a creative way.

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The Barnabas Schools' Bible

The Barnabas Schools' Bible

Rhona Davies, Illustrated by Marcin Piwowarski £12.99

A Bible for use in schools with KS2 children. Ideal for reading aloud in collective worship, or for teaching RE.

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A-cross the World

A-cross the World

An exploration of forty representations of the cross from the worldwide Christian Church Martyn Payne and Betty Pedley £15.99

Tells the stories behind 40 crosses from different parts of the world, with extension material for use in both schools and churches.

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The Adventures of Naughty Nora

The Adventures of Naughty Nora

14 fun stories of everyday life for collective worship, assemblies and storytelling in the classroom. Stephen Cottrell £6.99

14 fun stories of everyday life for collective worship, assemblies and storytelling in the classroom.

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