Beliefs and traditions

The key elements of faith and practice that mark out a particular religion or considered way of life.

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An Ash Cross

KS2RE, Classroom Reflection
An idea by Martyn Payne of the Barnabas Schools' Team exploring cross ideas based on the Ash Cross.

Telling the Easter Story using one sheet of paper

KS1, KS2RE, Classroom Reflection
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.

Using war memorials for cross-curricular studies

KS1, KS2RECross-curricular links
This idea offers suggestions for using war memorials as a study resource to investigate key ideas about faith, belief, sacrifice, loss, bereavement and remembrance.

Saint Aidan - flame of the north

KS1, KS2, Whole schoolRECross-curricular links
Teachers' notes and cross-curricular ideas for lessons on Aidan, an early Christian saint.

A Remembrance Cross

KS2RE, Classroom Reflection
Background information, Bible link, story, craft and reflection ideas for a session exploring the cross linked to Remembrance Day.