Creative writing

Writing parables about thankfulness, generosity and money

Cross-curricular links
One of the greatest exponents of persuasion through story was Jesus of Nazareth with his parables. Many of Jesus' parables used everyday events and concerns about money, status and possessions to make their point. This is a creative writing exercise.

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.

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 Ugandan Christmas

KS1, KS2, Whole schoolRE, Collective Worship, Classroom ReflectionCross-curricular links
Background information, Bible links and craft ideas for a session exploring how Christmas is celebrated in Uganda.