We have created these pages specifically to support teachers and pupils during the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim is to provide you with ideas to support pupils learning from home. These pages will be regularly updated.
We would encourage teachers to sign up for our RE:ONLINE newsletter, here. This comes directly to your inbox. We will be increasing our output of these newsletters for the next few months.
We have divided the resources into primary and secondary although some will apply to both.
We hope these help you at this difficult and uncertain time.
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There are schemes of learning and ‘starter’ activities on RE:ONLINE that you can use to support home learning plans for secondary pupils. We are also aware of some teachers who are supporting other parents with home learning and they may want to share these ideas.
Here are some examples:
Key Stage Three: A Sikh Worldview There are additional resources to support this scheme of learning.
Key Stage Four: Amazing Grace – The Story of John Newton A wide collection of support and resources to support this film.
Key Stage Five: Westminster Faith Debates – Religious Identity in Superdiverse Societies This is an example but there are many more films to watch here with discussion questions suitable for Key Stage 4 and 5.
The subject knowledge section of RE:ONLINE could be used by pupils to support their subject knowledge especially for revision or as a research project. You may want to set questions, or invite pupils to create their own questions and share with friends via email or social media. Here is a link to a Christian worldview example:
There are also sections on A level themes and topics, as well as a wide range of different religious and non-religious worldviews.
Email a Believer
This facility is for teachers and other educators over 18 years of age to email believers questions. We do not advise pupils under 18 to email believers directly.
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We are developing some resources using the materials found on the ResearchforRE website:
Key Stage 3 at-home study-sets
Key Stage 4 at-home study-sets
*NEW* Islamic practices and morals – working towards a balanced view 4-6 hours
Key Stage 5 at-home study-sets
Many secondary teachers will already be familiar with this already. There are a wealth of high quality films that can be used with pupils. Their website can be found here
RE Definitions and Shap
The RE Definitions website allows pupils to look up words and find out about them. The website does currently have a few broken links which our developers are working on so do check before sharing. This tool is particularly helpful for revision at Key Stage 4.
The Shap Calendar could be used in a similar way.
When things settle down, you may want to take the opportunity to develop your own subject knowledge and expertise during this time. We are planning some special offers over the next few months for our tailor-made course. We would value hearing from teachers about what their CPD priorities might be over the coming 6-12 months so we can ensure what we offer is of most benefit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also considering some ‘virtual learning and support’ opportunities and will keep you updated on these.
Also check out www.natre.org.uk for further support and resources.