LESSONS
 

PRIMARY LESSONS

Our primary school lessons are based on the Key Questions in Bristol’s Awareness, Mystery and Meaning Syllabus for RE. Our lessons generally last about 75 minutes and can either take place on our site which comprises a beautiful Georgian church and a modern halls complex or in school. 

KEY STAGE 1:

  • New: Stories Jesus Told
  • Important People: Jesus
  • Sacred Texts: The Bible
  • Wonderful World
  • Naming Ceremonies
  • Signs & Symbols
  • Christian Prayer & Worship
  • Belonging
  • Marriage
  • Special Places - What's A Church Like?

KEY STAGE 2:

  • New: The Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • New: Who Can Inspire Us?
  • What Do Christians Believe?
  • Signs & Symbols
  • Arts in Christianity
  • Christian Prayer & Worship
  • Belonging
  • Sacred Texts: The Bible - what's it all about?
  • How Should We Live? (Rules in Religion)
  • Religion and the Environment

In addition to our lessons, our multi-sensory Christmas and Easter Trails provide pupils with the opportunity to engage with these key Christian festivals in a way which is not usually practical in the classroom.

We also offer a Transition Trail for Year 6 pupils in preparation for the move to secondary school.


SECONDARY LESSONS

Our secondary RE lessons are individually tailored in close consultation with school staff to ensure maximum relevance and enrichment to the theme being studied. We usually meet to plan with staff several weeks before the workshop takes place and email our final materials for approval nearer the time of the visit. 

We can adapt to the length of your lessons and are flexible as to location - we can come to you or you can come to us.

In addition to our lessons, our multi-sensory trails provide students with the opportunity to engage with a range of philosophical ideas in a way which is not usually practical in the classroom.

KEY STAGE 3 LESSONS:

  • What is a soul?
  • What is prayer?
  • Religious upbringing and experience
  • Religion and the environment
  • What sacred texts, teachings and places are important to Christians?
  • Religion in the local community
  • Making moral choices
  • Expressing belief
  • Why is there suffering?
  • Life after death
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Christian views of Justice

KEY STAGE 4 LESSONS:

  • NEW GCSE: Sin, Salvation & Atonement
  • Life After Death: Christian salvation & redemption
  • Religious upbringing and experience
  • Human Relationships: Marriage
  • Mock wedding ceremony
  • Christian attitudes to drugs and alcohol
  • Christian attitudes to crime and punishment

MULTI-SENSORY TRAILS:

  • Christian views of justice
  • Identity (Who am I?)
  • Creation Care
  • The Church's response to suffering; the refugee crisis.

SPECIAL NEEDS LESSONS:

  • Careers
  • Arts in religion
  • Telling stories
  • Harvest – a time to say thank you.

Our lessons are available Tuesdays to Thursdays during term-time.