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Be Inspirational

This website has various resources for both KS1 and KS2 with Scripture pieces for each day with accompanying videos, artwork and thoughts.

https://www.beinspirational.co.uk/ks1-holy-week/

https://www.beinspirational.co.uk/ks2-holy-week/

Catholic Icing

This website has a variety of craft activities for pupils to complete at home and at school.

https://www.catholicicing.com/lenten-activities-for-children/

https://www.catholicicing.com/holy-week-crafts/

NATRE

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.

http://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/free-resources-for-you-and-your-pupils/?utm_source=emailmarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=march_2020_natre_affiliated_end_of_term_local_group_update&utm_content=2020-03-20

Mission

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 -

 https://www.bakerross.co.uk/holy-week-lantern-kits-1

Primary students craft activity - Holy Week Lantern Kits

https://www.bakerross.co.uk/holy-week-colour-in-calendars-1

Holy Week Calendar on a cross

https://www.bakerross.co.uk/arts-and-crafts/craft-activities/christianity--easter

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'.

https://www.catholiconline.school/courses/stations-of-the-cross

Sadler Religion

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.

https://www.sadlier.com/religion/blog/holy-week-resources-for-families

 

Liturgical Press Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Rituals for Family and Household Prayer

https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/3788244/Holy_Week_at_Home%20(1).pdf

 

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/

SPIRITUAL SUPPORT

 

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.

http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/homilies/2020/documents/papa-francesco_20200327_omelia-epidemia.html

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.

https://missiontogether.org.uk/school-closures-home-activities/

The Four Candles

A very short multimedia reflection on faith, love, peace and hope which can be shared with pupils.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTPcGoHE5mE&utm_source=RP+Newsletter+2020&utm_campaign=28a3cb0022-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_05_03_25_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_61d90c626e-28a3cb0022-217604863&mc_cid=28a3cb0022&mc_eid=ddbbbd6e6e

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.

https://www.facebook.com/Wintershallplay/  

 

An article from US Catholic on staying at home during this time:

https://uscatholic.org/articles/202003/life-under-lockdown-8-ways-handle-staying-home-31994

 

Taizé are live streaming evening prayer through their Facebook page each evening at 7.30pm.

https://www.facebook.com/taize

 

Youtube - reflections by Deacon Liam Lynch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgN3UCNcOcU

 

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"

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/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

Pope Francis sends a video message ahead of Holy Week

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-04/pope-francis-holy-week-2020-message-coronavirus.html?utm_source=RP+Newsletter+2020&utm_campaign=52c573f96a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_05_03_25_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_61d90c626e-52c573f96a-217604863&mc_cid=52c573f96a&mc_eid=ddbbbd6e6e

 

Redemptorist

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.

https://www.unleashthegospel.org/2020/03/spiritual-closeness-spotify-playlist/?fbclid=IwAR13DeCkycZyVbSqFjLnDYxIz95D6VL1EaOU-ZVUZ6d8sSJIc5g6Lkdm9QU

 

Prayers for Home

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/prayers-for-home/15-prayers/

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.

https://www.tearfund.org/2020/03/decoding_coronavirus/?utm_source=Tearfund&utm_campaign=b72723bb72-Coronavirus+Theology+%E2%80%93+Main+%28Eng%29+%E2%80%93+04%2F20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3245dce5e3-b72723bb72-32666139

Coronavirus: How to Respond

Resources, prayers and more to help you and your community pray in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.24-7prayer.com/coronavirusprayer

 

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:
 
https://www.facebook.com/Wintershallplay

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:

https://www.wintershall.org.uk/passion-jesus-london

 

TEACHING & LEARNING IN RE

 

NSPPCAdvice on undertaking remote teaching safely

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2020/march/undertaking-remote-teaching-safely/

NATRE

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 -

www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/free-resources-for-you-and-your-pupils/?utm_source=emailmarketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=march_2020_natre_affiliated_end_of_term_local_group_update&utm_content=2020-03-27

Quodvultdeus

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
https://www.abeducationservice.org.uk/News/View/250

RE activities for home/school learning are on their website including wordsearches, crosswords, quizzes, video links, printables and crafts
https://www.abeducationservice.org.uk/ViewArticle/section=Resources&id=1102&subsect=RE%20Resources

 

Ten:Ten

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.
https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/other-resources/us-families-world/

British Library
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

CAFOD
They have home learning resources that will be updated every week:
https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Home-learning-primary

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

Mini Vinnies
They have sent schools some really useful activities.  They’re also available online here: https://www.svp.org.uk/mini-vinnies/activities

ATCRE
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.

 

CES
Lent Resources have been collected by the Catholic Education Service http://catholiceducation.org.uk/component/k2/item/1003680-lent-resources

Mission
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/

Scripture

YouTube links with particular reference to the God Who Speaks theme http://www.thebibledoctor.com/l.html

https://www.nazarethvillage.com

https://thebibleproject.com

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:

  • General RE

 

  • ALSO workshops and resources on different peace issues
  • For more information or support please contact
  • education@paxchristi.org.uk

 

Culham St Gabriel's / RE Online

 

Quodvultdeus- A Catholic Resource Site for Religious Education

  • Includes section for home study as a result of school closure and self isolation - see here

The St Andrew's Foundation for Catholic Teacher Education

  • Check their tweets as they are putting lesson ideas and task suggestion on their Twitter daily -follow here
  • from home and watch them as a way of consolidating their virtual learning under direction. "

 

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF)

  • Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a charity that started 75 years ago after World War II.  With a fleet of 131 light aircraft, MAF is the largest humanitarian airline in the world. Our planes soar over deserts, jungles and mountains to create access to some of the world’s most isolated communities, and partners with more than 2,000 organisations (including CAFOD) to get them places they couldn’t otherwise reach.  Every four minutes an MAF plane takes off or lands somewhere in the world, bringing aid, enhancing people’s existence and saving lives.
  • MAF has partnered with Lat Blaylock from RE Today Services to produce 4 primary (ages 7-11) lessons based on the RE curriculum across the UK and including real stories of lives transformed by MAF.  All of the lessons are interactive, involving videos from the mission field, activities and printable worksheets, designed to explore, questions and unpack the following themes:
  • Response to Suffering
  • Global Christian Mission
  • Kingdom of God
  • Martyrdom and Forgiveness

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.

 

Vatican Museum

  • Virtual tours including the Sistine Chapel

 

NATRE

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.

https://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/free-resources-for-you-and-your-pupils/

Fischy Music

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.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Fischymusic

 

Lat Blaylock

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.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=stations+of+the+cross+for+children&&view=detail&mid=037906C3E55900245164037906C3E55900245164&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dstations%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bcross%2Bfor%2Bchildren%26qpvt%3Dstations%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bcross%2Bfor%2Bchildren%26FORM%3DVDRE

 

The Way of the Cross for Kids

A cartoon video with song about Jesus’ death and resurrection

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=stations+of+the+cross+for+children&qpvt=stations+of+the+cross+for+children&view=detail&mid=EF5DCBF19BF9574F5C15EF5DCBF19BF9574F5C15&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dstations%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bcross%2Bfor%2Bchildren%26qpvt%3Dstations%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bcross%2Bfor%2Bchildren%26FORM%3DVDRE

 

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

https://thelittlesandme.com/holy-week-journal-activity-for-kids/

 

St Mary’s Press Holy Week and Easter Resources

https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/category/Easter/16/


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