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ASSESSMENTBY CODING

Hugo Whately gives us insight into THE ABC FOR KEY STAGE 3

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ARE WE WHAT WE EAT?

Exploring religious and social belonging through food with Paul Slater and Dr. Hephzibah Israel

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PEOPLE AND the planet

The aim of the project is for students to fully place themselves into the narrative of climate emergency, rather than seeing it as a problem for others to solve.

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WHAT MATTERS TO YOU? YOUNG MUSLIMS SHARE THEIR VALUES

There is strong interest in learners as researchers in RE presently, and this article sets your pupils up to do some research for themselves about Muslims and values. RE Today’s National Muslim Youth Survey (2022)...

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WHAT MATTERS MOST AT Easter?*

How will you teach Holy Week and Easter to the 4–11s this year?

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A CHRISTIAN ETHOS THAT CELEBRATES DIVERSITY

At West Ham Church Primary School our vision and values are theologically grounded by the Bible text ‘With God, all things are possible’ (Matthew 19:26).

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BREAKING FREE IN RE

VISION AND VALUES FOR THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY

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GETTING TO GRIPS WITH TEACHING ABOUT RACISM

Ceris Sauro is a PPA teacher and Humanities Lead at Pontyberem Primary School in Carmarthenshire.

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DO YOU WANT TO BEA TREASURE CHAMP?

An exciting new resource for EYFS and Key Stage 1 pupils

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The Messiness of Understanding

‘Belief’, ‘faith’ and ‘religion’ – three words we use interchangeably as RE teachers to try and explain key ideas and concepts. But are they the same? Are we encouraging messy understanding?"

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Digging deep and untangling text: teaching Genesis 1 to Year 7

In the summer of 2022 I read The Bible With and Without Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler (HarperOne 2020), which inspired me to re-vamp our unit on Genesis and the environment for our Year 7 spring term....

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Exploring arguments of a ‘genderless Divine’: within a Sikh–dharmic worldview 

Vishal Sangu is an RS PhD student at the Open University, specialising in decolonisation, RS and Sikhi. Here, Vishal explores the problematic nature of applying gendered language to the study of dharmic traditions and...

Nishikawa Sukenobu, The God Izanagi and Goddess Izanami, 18th century: a scene from Shinto’s main cosmogony. This article is for paying subscribers

The colourful complexity of Paganism in the RE classroom

Ethan Doyle White, author of Pagans: The Visual Culture of Pagan Myths, Legends and Rituals, offers positive and practical insight to teachers around the inclusion of Paganism in RE.

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Dealing with diversity: practical tips for primary and secondary RE 

In 2018, the Commission on RE (CoRE) released its final report after a year-long investigation into the teaching of RE. The report made many recommendations, one of which was approaching the teaching of RE through the...

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Using Hindu scripture: the Vedas and Upanishads – a selection of texts and ideas for 9–18s 

How can young people make sense of the vastness and antiquity of sources of wisdom and authority within religions?

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‘What are stories of creation?’ How I used a NATRE resource to introduce younger learners to diverse perspectives 

Last year I attended the Excellent RE course run by Adam Robertson in which we began to look at multidisciplinary RE. In the sessions, we looked at different ways of knowing and how they might be explored with pupils....

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Decolonising the curriculum, decolonising RE 

Louisa Jane Smith is host of The RE Podcast, a teacher of RE with 21 years’ experience, a head of PSHE, a mother and a ‘film geek!’ Here she shares her practical and sometimes challenging reflections on...

Someone trying to figure their way through a maze of a brain. This article is for paying subscribers

6 Tips for making the most of philosophical discussion in RE 

Following on from Peter Vardy’s insightful reflections on the benefits to children of engaging with philosophy, Angela Hill offers some practical tips to teachers wanting to make discussion in RE more...

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The Letter: is Pope Francis’s encyclical about climate justice changing the world?

Lat Blaylock suggests a fresh approach to green issues in RE. All religions and beliefs take a view on the relationships between humanity, nature, environment and planet – and always have done. There could be no...

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Football and Religion: stories of passion and playing – a good topic in RE?

Lat Blaylock reports from the Aga Khan Centre’s exhibition on religion and football, exploring some ways to engage in thoughtful study about faith and footie. ‘Score, then worship’ is a common Match of the Day...