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The Stapleford Centre is pleased to offer our series of 40 Creative Teaching Ideas for Primary RE for download. We believe they will be invaluable to you, so do download the free ones and see what you think! Written by Margaret Cooling, each idea gives a variety of ways of bringing RE to life and making RE lessons fun and exciting. Simple ideas to invigorate your RE teaching.

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01 - Triptychs - 40 Creative Ideas for Teaching Secondary RE

40 Creative Ideas for Teaching Secondary RE

Use Triptychs to teach about stories, ceremonies and rituals, artefacts and symbols and exploring churches.

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Margaret Cooling

Margaret has taught primary and secondary pupils and adult learners. Over the last twenty five years, she has developed RE curriculum materials for use by pupils aged 5-14 and several books for churches. She is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire.

As a free-lance trainer and writer she works for schools, LEAs, Dioceses, churches and other organisations including: HMI, CEM, the BBC and the National Gallery Company. She has written, or co-written over fifty books as well as acting as consultant to many projects.

40 Creative Ideas for Teaching Primary RE

At the Stapleford Centre, we understand that inspiring and challenging children of the 21st century can be difficult. We passionately believe in equipping teachers to teach today's children, and part of our remit is to deliver high-quality, contemporary teaching resources for the classroom.

Written by Margaret Cooling, each idea is available to download from our bookshop for the unbeatable price of 99p.

We are offering three of our 40 Creative teaching ideas for free.

'40 Creative Ideas' that are currently available for free

01 - Stepping Stones

'Stepping Stones' - For teaching RE where the topic has a clear structure and progression.

>> Click to download 'Stepping Stones' for free! 

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05 - Thoughts, words and feelings

'Thoughts, words and feelings' - For exploring the thoughts, speech and feelings of characters in religious stories.

>> Click to download 'Thoughts, words and feelings' for free! 

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12 - Posters and banners

'Posters and banners' - For use with a wide range of RE topics.

>> Click to download 'Posters and banners' for free! 

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'40 Creative Ideas' that are currently available in the Bookshop

01 - Stepping Stones

For teaching RE where the topic has a clear structure and progression.

>> Now available for free!

 

02 - Triptychs

For use with a wide range of RE topics.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

03 - Faces and Feelings

For exploring the reactions of characters to events, and developing emotional vocabulary.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

04 - Hot and Cold

For exploring the thoughts and feelings of characters and significant moments in religious stories..

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

05 - Thoughts, words and feelings

For exploring the thoughts, speech and feelings of characters in religious stories.

>> Now available for free!

 

06 - Cards

For teaching religious festivals and the associated symbolism.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

07 - Senses

Using the senses when teaching religious stories and festivals.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

08 - Signing

For use with prayers, expressive texts, or brief stories.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

09 - Story Coordinates

For creating a series of 'snapshots' as the pupils focus on different parts a story.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

10 - Diptychs

For use with a wide range of RE topics.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

11 - Through the keyhole or window

For looking at a story from different perspectives.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

12 - Posters and banners

For use with a wide range of RE topics.

>> Now available for free!

13 - RE Bags

For creative story-telling using "story bags".

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

14 - Key moments of decisions

For reflecting on key moments in life.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

15 - Mime

For the use of mime in teaching stories or abstract concepts.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

16 - RE pairs

For teaching RE topics using a game of pairs.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

17 - Book activities

For teaching RE topics by encouraging pupils to 'make books'.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

18 - Storyboards and photo-storyboards

For using 'storyboards' for your teaching of RE.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

19 - Dance

Creative ways to use 'Dance' in RE.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

20 - Biographical activities

For learning from people's life journeys.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

21 - On screen

For the creative use of short films and presentations in RE.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

22 - Communications

For leveraging different ways of communication when exploring religious stories.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

23 - Musical texts

For exploring stories using music.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

24 - Puppets

For using puppets to explore stories, values and beliefs, and how these can affect people.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

25 - Emotions match

For exploring the emotions inherent in a story.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

26 - Conscience alley

For exploring the role of conscience in RE.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

27 - Similes and metaphors

For exploring the use of similes and metaphors in the Bible and in life.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

28 - Exploring images

For exploring stories through images.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

29 - Characters

For learning by looking at characters in the Bible, stories, film and life.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

30 - Musical styles

For exploring music and its use in worship across cultures.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

31 - Patterns and big pictures

For exploring festivals, stories, artefacts, beliefs or ceremonies using patterns.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

32 - Thinking skills activities A

For encouraging pupils to ask their own questions.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

33 - Symbols

For exploring the use and meaning of symbols in different contexts.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

34 - Thinking Skills activities B

For encouraging pupils to ask their own questions.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

35 - Diagrams

For exploring ways of organising information, recognising priorities and making connections using diagrams.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

36 - Story recipe

For constructing stories together with pupils.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

37 - Memory maps

For memorising or exploring information connected to lives, feelings and beliefs.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

38 - Prequels, sequels and spin offs

Show how beliefs can affect behaviour by creatively exploring religious stories.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

39 - Mind maps

For the use of mind maps within any RE topic or unit.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99

 

40 - Jigsaws

For learning about paintings or texts through using jigsaws.

>> Now available for the unbeatable price of £0.99