Key dates and festivals

Opportunities in the school year for studying key beliefs and traditions

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Babble - an assembly to introduce the theme of Pentecost

Whole schoolClassroom Reflection
This assembly idea provides an alternative introduction to the story of Pentecost. It uses Jenga blocks and the ancient story of the Tower of Babel to explore how language differences can divide people or draw them closer together.

Act out and explore the Lord's Prayer

Whole schoolRE, Collective WorshipCross-curricular links
This activity might provide a useful addition to school-based activities relating to World War I, by taking a 'military-style' kinaesthetic approach to learning the Lord's Prayer. Some schools might want to incorporate it collective worship.

Act out and explore Psalm 23

Whole schoolRE, Collective Worship, Classroom Reflection
This activity might provide a useful addition to school-based activities relating to World War I, by taking a 'military-style' kinaesthetic approach to learning Psalm 23.

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.

Caring for our world

KS2, Whole schoolRECross-curricular links
A creative lesson for juniors to explore environmental issues from the standpoint of faith and belief.