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

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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.

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.

Episode 6: The shepherds - paperlesschristmas

Whole schoolVideo
The Adventures of Mary and Joseph - The Road Movie tells the Christmas story in nine entertaining and informative episodes. The following lesson outline offers you a way to work through the story in the video The shepherds with your class group.