Holy Week Resources
This website has various resources for both KS1 and KS2 with Scripture pieces for each day with accompanying videos, artwork and thoughts.
This website has a variety of craft activities for pupils to complete at home and at school.
This website has various worksheets to support independence in both KS1 and KS2. Activities include: designing a stained glass window based on Stations of the Cross and researching Easter using film to create a story board.
Child-friendly resources including dramas based on Scripture during Lent as well as a Lenten calendar. https://missiontogether.org.uk/calendar/resources-for-lent-2020/
Baker Ross - have a number of Holy Week and Easter craft activities that parents could purchase to complete with their primary school aged children -
Primary students craft activity - Holy Week Lantern Kits
Holy Week Calendar on a cross
A range of other crafts for Holy Week and Easter
Stations of the Cross - Come walk with us down the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow) as we commemorate Jesus' final day on Earth as a man.
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion to Christ's ultimate sacrifice for our sins. This course will teach the Stations of the Cross, explaining what happened at each station and why it is important. Each lesson includes a study guide, video, script, assessment and answer key as well as a virtual library of supplemental resources. This course is free and offers a 'Certificate of Completion'.
It’s almost Holy Week, a time-honored rite that celebrates life arising from death and the brilliance emerging from places of desolation and despair. Use these Holy Week resources to prepare for and celebrate the final week of Lent.
Liturgical Press Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Rituals for Family and Household Prayer
Wintershall Wintershall have edited some of their workshop material for families to use at home in the lead up to Easter and beyond. https://www.wintershall-education.com/resources/resources-family/
Holy Week at Home https://holyweek.pastoral.center/
Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi Message on Friday 27th March 2020
Pope Francis called for all Christians to respond to the coronavirus pandemic “with the universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness”, adding. “Let us remain united. Let us make our closeness felt towards those persons who are the most lonely and tired.” See the link for his message.
Mission Together: School Closures Home Activities
As the coronavirus causes schools to close, you can use their free, downloadable resources to use in homeschooling, or for support staff caring for children in school. Download activity sheets which include simple tasks, questions, prayers and adapted scriptures. They’ll help children learn, reflect, and stand in solidarity with children around the world already living in hardship.
The Four Candles
A very short multimedia reflection on faith, love, peace and hope which can be shared with pupils.
A beautiful prayer/reflection: https://www.praytellblog.com/index.php/2020/03/20/fasting-then-feasting/
An update on Wintershall Good Friday ‘Passion of Jesus’ performances. Wintershall’s plans may provide a useful resource for RCIA groups as well as providing us all with a Good Friday experience.
An article from US Catholic on staying at home during this time:
Taizé are live streaming evening prayer through their Facebook page each evening at 7.30pm.
Youtube - reflections by Deacon Liam Lynch
Catholic Radio Stations – Broadcasting prayers and Mass services
Heaven’s Road FM - http://www.heavensroadfm.com/
Catholic Radio - https://www.catholicradio.co.uk/
Church Services TV - https://www.churchservices.tv/radio-stations/
EWTN UK - https://www.ewtn.co.uk/live/radio
Ten Ten - free access to Collective Worship resources during this period of school closures, included is a strand of resources called "Prayers for Home"
Pause for Faith – Catholic life, conversation and prayer with Fr Stephen Wang. Live streamed every day.
YouTube channel here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbrIxeH2TSwEc8eVwwMGv8w
Pope Francis sends a video message ahead of Holy Week
Free one hour online opportunity to view Stations of the Cross Then and Now with Fr Denis McBride https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/stations-of-the-cross-then-and-now-free-reflections?utm_source=RP+Newsletter+2020&utm_campaign=2758ea10e8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_13_04_38_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_61d90c626e-2758ea10e8-217604863&mc_cid=2758ea10e8&mc_eid=ddbbbd6e6e
Spiritual Closeness Spotify Playlist
A playlist — full of songs that remind us to place our trust in God — for you to play when you feel fear and anxiety creeping in. You can turn it on when you need to center yourself in prayer, when you’re struggling to cope with social distancing, or as the soundtrack to your daily routine.
Prayers for Home
Where is God in the Coronavirus crisis?
An article by Tearfund’s Dr Ruth Valerio and Gideon Heugh which explains how we as Christians can understand and respond to the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus: How to Respond
Resources, prayers and more to help you and your community pray in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wintershall Livestream 10 April 2020
The Passion of Jesus and One Good Friday story will be available online on Good Friday 10 April 2020 at 12 and 3pm. Due to being unable to perform live in Trafalgar Square Wintershall will livestream, through their Facebook page:
Filmed without an audience, the recording will also include interviews with cast members and testimonies from One Good Friday organisers about their Passion 2020 journey.
Charlotte de Klee, Trustee and Producer said: ‘At a time when people are feeling more alone than ever before, we can all come together to share this story of hope. Wherever you are on Good Friday, join us online for this extra special viewing of the Passion of Jesus.’
After the livestream, the recording will be available on YouTube and the link will be found under Media Gallery at the bottom of the page:
TEACHING & LEARNING IN RE
NSPPC – Advice on undertaking remote teaching safely
RE Today is working hard to support NATRE by producing resources that all teachers can use and share with parents in order to support with home learning.
Free resources will be added to this page on an ongoing basis so please keep checking the site -
https://www.quodvultdeus.com/ - Quodvultdeus is a free resource site, developed in the setting of Catholic religious education. All the resources are original and free to use for educational purposes to download, use and adapt. Thanks to the pupils of Douay Martyrs Catholic School for being the guinea pigs for these lessons!
Arundel and Brighton Diocese
Various resources and tools to support remote learning are available
RE activities for home/school learning are on their website including wordsearches, crosswords, quizzes, video links, printables and crafts
They have shared a short prayer service for schools. The first slide refers to school closure but subsequent slides will be relevant throughout this period.
They have lots of online learning resources, including some on Sacred Texts, as well as many other subjects. https://www.bl.uk/learning/schools-and-teachers
They have home learning resources that will be updated every week:
To support teachers CAFOD have set up a page with links to resources for children and young people to work through with their families - including worksheets, prayers, films and activities. https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Resources-for-school-closures
They have sent schools some really useful activities. They’re also available online here: https://www.svp.org.uk/mini-vinnies/activities
The Association of Catholic Teachers of RE (ATCRE) are going to try and share some resources each week. To join this group (which is free) go to https://www.atcre.co.uk/about-us . They offer discussion on two Facebook groups Catholic RE (for secondary) and Primary Catholic RE, and please tag @atcre_ew on Twitter so we can retweet.
Lent Resources have been collected by the Catholic Education Service http://catholiceducation.org.uk/component/k2/item/1003680-lent-resources
Resources from Mission Together including dramas and Scripture https://missiontogether.org.uk/teachers-resources/
The Way the Truth and the Life
For primary schools The Way, the Truth and the Life have made some resources freely available online. Some of these resources were shared with our newsletter last week.
https://www.tere.org/support-material/ and literacy downloads https://www.tere.org/literacy-ks2/
YouTube links with particular reference to the God Who Speaks theme http://www.thebibledoctor.com/l.html
Testament The Bible in Animation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tma_QZrwSk&list=PLg0Ko2Mi3_cpGz_GaZ6R-_k8L2JHD8fn8&index=4 The link is to the story of Noah but there are lots of other parts of the Hebrew Scriptures available.
Pax Christi - have resources and lesson plans for:
Culham St Gabriel's / RE Online
Quodvultdeus- A Catholic Resource Site for Religious Education
The St Andrew's Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)
Anyone can download the lesson plans, PowerPoints and teacher’s delivery notes for free by visiting our website here
We would love for more children to learn about the work of MAF through our resources and be inspired by how lives of people living in isolation are being transformed using small planes.
NATRE has provided lots of RE home learn materials, all ready to use. You can see them here. 24 free resources, and further items for NATRE members. This includes some resources for this week, about Holy Week and Easter.
Fischy Music are doing some fine musical RE and assembly work online. They will do an item each day this week leading up to Easter. And they have been recording YouTube assemblies – this is the link to this morning’s one. Great singing and all aimed at emotional resilience.
Lat Blaylock has shared two items which are attached. One is a very simple ‘do it at home’ activity for parents and children for Easter. The other is my PPT on how to make an Easter Garden. Do encourage teachers to provide this activity for the coming week where they can.
Stations of the Cross for Children
A reflection on the Stations of the Cross with simple visuals, words and music.
The Way of the Cross for Kids
A cartoon video with song about Jesus’ death and resurrection
Holy Week Art
The story of Holy Week told through 100 pieces of art https://youtu.be/qTsGZ56otW0
Holy Week Journaling
Ideas for thoughtful artwork based on Holy Week
St Mary’s Press Holy Week and Easter Resources