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40 Creative Ideas for Teaching Primary RE

 

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At the Stapleford Centre, we understand that inspiring and challenging children of the 21st century can be difficult. We passionately believe in equipping teachers to teach today's children. 40 Creative Ideas for teaching Primary RE contain practical, easy to use suggestions and ideas that will enhance the teaching of RE across the primary age range.

 

01 - Stepping stones

For teaching RE where the topic has a clear structure and progression. A sample from 40 Creative Ideas for Teaching Primary RE by Margaret Cooling.

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02 - Triptychs

For use with a wide range of RE topics.

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03 - Faces and feelings

For exploring the reactions of characters to events, and developing emotional vocabulary.

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04 - Hot and cold

For exploring the thoughts and feelings of characters and significant moments in religious stories.

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05 - Thoughts, words and feelings

For exploring the thoughts, speech and feelings of characters in religious stories.

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06 - Cards

For teaching religious festivals and the associated symbolism.

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07 - Senses

Using the senses when teaching religious stories and festivals.

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08 - Signing

For use with prayers, expressive texts, or brief stories.

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09 - Story coordinates

For creating a series of 'snapshots' of a story as the pupils focus on different parts.

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10 - Diptychs

For use with a wide range of RE topics.

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11 - Through the keyhole or window

For looking at a story from different perspectives.

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12 - Posters and banners

For use with a wide range of RE topics.

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13 - RE bags

For creative story-telling using 'story bags'.

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14 - Key moments or decisions

For reflecting on key moments in life.

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15 - Mime

For the use of mime in teaching stories or abstract concepts.

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16 - RE Pairs

For teaching RE topics using a game of pairs.

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17 - Book activities

For teaching RE topics by encouraging pupils to make books.

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18 - Storyboards and photo-storyboards

For using storyboards for your teaching of RE.

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19 - Dance

Creative ways to use dance in RE.

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20 - Biographical activities

For learning from people's life journeys.

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21 - On screen

For the creative use of short films and presentations in RE.

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22 - Communications

For leveraging different ways of communication when exploring religious stories.

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23 - Musical texts

For exploring stories using music.

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24 - Puppets

For using puppets to explore stories, values and beliefs, and how these can affect people.

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25 - Emotions match

For exploring the emotions inherent in a story.

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26 - Conscience alley

For exploring the role of conscience in RE.

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27 - Similes and metaphors

For exploring the use of similes and metaphors in the Bible and in life.

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28 - Exploring images

For exploring stories through images.

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29 - Characters

For learning by looking at characters in the Bible, stories, film and life.

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30 - Musical styles

For exploring music and its use in worship across cultures.

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31 - Patterns and big pictures

For exploring festivals, stories, artefacts, beliefs or ceremonies using patterns.

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32 - Thinking skills activities A

For encouraging pupils to ask their own questions.

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33 - Symbols

For exploring the use and meaning of symbols in different contexts.

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34 - Thinking Skills activities B

For encouraging pupils to ask their own questions.

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35 - Diagrams

For exploring ways of organising information, recognising priorities and making connections using diagrams.

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36 - Story recipe

For constructing stories together with pupils.

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37 - Memory maps

For memorising or exploring information connected to lives, feelings and beliefs.

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38 - Prequels, sequels and spin-offs

Show how beliefs can affect behaviour by creatively exploring religious stories.

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39 - Mind maps

For the use of mind maps within any RE topic or unit.

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40 - Jigsaws

For learning about paintings or texts through using jigsaws.

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