The Cross

A particularly brutal form of drawn-out execution used systematically by the Romans to instil fear in their enemies- which later became a key Christian symbol of Christ's suffering and resurrection.

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.

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.

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.

An Armenian Cross

KS2RE, Classroom Reflection
Background information, Bible links and craft ideas for a session exploring an Armenian Cross.

A Palestinian Cross

Whole schoolRE, Classroom Reflection
An idea by Martyn Payne of the Barnabas Schools' Team exploring cross ideas based on a Palestinian Cross.

A Canterbury Cross

KS2RE, Classroom Reflection
Background information, Bible links and craft ideas for a session exploring a Canterbury Cross.