Unpacking key Christian beliefs in RE and collective worship Reflective Learning provides KS2 teachers with essential background information for key Christian beliefs and offers important tools to instil confidence in the teaching of RE. The material focuses on three...
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Unpacking key Christian beliefs in RE and collective worship
Reflective Learning provides KS2 teachers with essential background information for key Christian beliefs and offers important tools to instil confidence in the teaching of RE. The material focuses on three key concepts related to the principal beliefs of the Christian faith as follows:
^^^Key Concept One: Who God is (the Trinity) - Three units comprising the stories of creation, re-creation and baptism ^Key Concept Two:: What God has done (Salvation) - Five units comprising the stories of Christmas and Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost ^Key Concept Three: The Church today - Three units relating to the journey of life: belonging and believing, sharing and caring, and patterns for living. ^^Each unit starts with an in-depth classroom-based exploration of the concept, with background information for the teacher, ideas for exploring the story, questions about the story, introductory tasks, key symbols, and ideas for understanding the story through the five senses. The classroom material for each unit is supported by two comprehensive outlines for acts of collective worship for assembly, each of which follows a common format, including ideas for applying the material and suggestions for songs and prayers.
^^Alongside the class work and assembly material, creative ideas are given for setting up a theme-based focus table for the classroom.^
This title uses tried and tested teaching methods to help children understand key Christian beliefs. It includes material based on the five principles of spiritual development: story, sensory, symbol, silence and celebration. It offers the concept of a journey moving from the heart of God (Trinity) to the life of Jesus (salvation) and beyond into the life of the church today (reflective living). It provides ideas for setting up an ongoing focus table within the classroom. It includes material for RE and collective worship, or class assemblies.It is suitable for KS2 primary school teachers, RE coordinators Clergy, children's work leaders and lay ministers seeking to engage with their local school. "Reflective Learning" gives teachers the tools to help children at KS2 understand key concepts of Christian faith. The material includes ideas for exploring the themes in RE, collective worship or class assemblies. Each unit includes the following elements: The story - background information for the teacher and biblical context; symbols behind the story - objects and images that bring the story alive; understanding the story - sensory ideas to explore the story with the children; reflecting on the story - ideas for silent mediation and focal materials; and, celebrating the story - an outline for collective worship.
Trevor Reader is the Archdeacon of Portsdown, and Chairman of the Portsmouth Diocesan Board of Education. He has led both teacher and clergy training and worked extensively with Lilian Weatherley to produce materials for collective worship and the Eucharist
Lilian Weatherley is the Diocesan RE and Schools' Adviser for the Diocese of Portsmouth and Winchester. She is an OFSTED and Section 48 inspector and has written a wide range of materials on RE and collective worship.