Outdoor Classroom Day 2020

Will you be going outside for Outdoor Classroom Day? Here are 5 of our favourite (and easy!) outdoor learning ideas. Make an outdoor picture: tell, read or watch a Bible story in your classroom and then head outside to create a picture from it using natural objects. You could allocate groups a scene from the …

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A Christmas Scavenger Hunt

This is a great activity to help early years (or older!) children remember the story of Jesus birth, get them moving and encourage them to be creative! The only prep required is that they need to have heard the Nativity story before you start. You could do this inside or outside, with the children hunting …

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Moving on. Learn at home resources based on the story of Daniel and the Lions

We may not know exactly what’s going to happen next for the children we teach (or ourselves!) but we do know they will all be experiencing change and transition. This may be simply the change of going back to school or bigger changes like moving up to academy. Prior to the story of Daniel in …

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Jump for Joy? Let go of your worries? Send a message in a bottle?

Transition themed prayer or reflective spaces for Nursery to P1, P7-S1 and to support the transition between learning at home and coming back to school. Around this time of year we would usually host ‘Prayer spaces’ in our local schools for our P7 classes around the theme of transition. They have proved hugely popular in …

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Are rules good or bad? Learn at home resources based on the story of the Ten Commandments.

As this Coronavirus outbreak progresses we’re all finding it harder to stick to the rules. It’s frustrating to have to stay at home and we are missing our family and friends. We’re sure lots of our children are feeling the same. In the story of the Ten Commandments God gives his people rules, and they …

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The Good Samaritan. Ideas for learning at home.

What is a Good Samaritan? During this coronavirus outbreak there are lots of good news stories in the news and on social media. We are hearing many stories of kindness, people being good neighbours and we are hearing people being described as ‘Good Samaritans’ or ‘Good Sams’. It seems a good time then to help …

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It’s nearly Easter! Ideas to help families explore the Easter Story at home

Here are some simple activities you could include in your online learning for families to do at home focusing on the Christian Easter story. All of our activities (other than watching the story) need no tech and are encouraging active learning whether it’s inside or outside. They are also simple and quick and most need …

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Noah’s Ark: Across the curriculum

We were delighted to hear that as well as exploring the story of Noah’s ark using our lesson plans this Primary 2 class linked it across the curriculum. They were practising their skip counting in 2s, 5s, 10s. It was easy for them to link counting in 2s to the animals going into the ark …

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Exploring kindness through the story of the Good Samaritan

P1s at Greenbrae Primary have had a great time exploring the story of the Good Samaritan.  They acted out the story (several times – so different people could be the bandits!) watched a video and even read it in the Beginners Bible.  No wonder they were super good at retelling the story!  They were able …

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Taking the Christmas story outside!

Yes it’s usually cold at this time of year and it might even be snowing but we’ve found taking the Christmas Story outside can be fun for all ages of children. It’s important to wrap up warm and keep your lessons active but being outside can help children engage with and enjoy the story. The …

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Inventions, awe and wonder!

Here’s an example of how you could embed the Creation account into your curriculum. Middleton Park School had a whole school learning context of ‘Inventions’. Keen to ensure RME was part of this they decided the whole school would explore the Christian story of creation as their ‘jumping off’ point for that term’s RME. The …

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