8 Bible-themed Journey Days for Primary Schools A Cross-curricular Resource for Teaching About Christianity by Barbara Meardon, Verity Holloway


8 Bible-themed Journey Days for Primary Schools A Cross-curricular Resource for Teaching About Christianity by Barbara Meardon, Verity Holloway

'Fabulous...It was a very special day...' Eight story-based workshop days to help primary schools deliver high quality cross-curricular RE supported by their local churches The material in this resource is designed to help teaching staff fulfil the requirements for teaching Christianity within their RE guidelines, fitting readily into most Agreed Syllabus programmes. It is suitable for all primary stages, and can be used either as a class project or in vertical groupings through the whole school. The workshops can be delivered across a complete academic year, over a three-year cycle, or simply for key seasons such as Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. The programme assumes no particular tradition and will be appropriate for the mainstream churches in most communities. It can be initiated either by teaching staff wishing to link in with their local church or by church members wishing to support their local primary school. Each unit includes: - Reflective material for use with the adults in the community (both school and church) as they prepare to lead the journey day and as they review the day - Whole-school introduction to the theme - Workshop activities using a range of creative, interactive and reflective materials to explore key Bible stories - Outlines for Collective Worship - Church-based activity days to support the core material

About the Author

Barbara Meardon is Diocesan Adviser for Work with Children and Families and a primary school teacher. She has an MA in RE in the Primary School and has lectured on Religious Education on PGCE courses. She has written Children's Quiet Days and Let the Children Come (a set of reflective stations based on the United Nations Children's Charter) and edited a book of children's prayers with colleagues in Salisbury Diocese. Verity Holloway trained as a primary school teacher, specialising in Religious Education. She currently works as RE and Collective Worship Adviser for Salisbury Diocese. She has also written, with colleagues, Festival Matters and Love and Sex Matters (a series of four books for Key Stages 1-4) and contributed to Values for Life, Pause for Reflection (2004) and Pause to Reflect on Values, all by Jumping Fish.

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96 pages


Barbara Meardon, Verity Holloway
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Publication date

18th April 2014



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