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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Rio - Christ the Redeemer statue

Whole schoolCollective Worship, Classroom Reflection
Collective Worship outline reflecting on the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Links with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Art - Jesus and the money changers

Cross-curricular links
The story of Jesus and the money changers has inspired a great many paintings because of its unusual subject matter: Jesus of Nazareth was not known for his physical violence! This idea provides a lesson plan for exploring the meaning behind the story.

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.