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.

An Ash Cross

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

Dracula: darkness afraid of the light

KS2Collective Worship, Classroom Reflection
An idea for collective worship that uses a famous horror story to explain how Christians see Jesus as the light of the world and why the cross is a powerful Christian symbol

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.