CRiBS RE Offer for 2021/22 - Bexley
Religious Education plays a vital part in preparing young people for life in modern Britain by helping children to develop an understanding of the different faiths and cultures which make up our society. Every day we’re surrounded by issues that require us to look at events from the perspective of others – a key skill that you learn through RE. Good RE helps to overcome prejudices and negative stereotypes. It promotes integration and a stronger sense of community. If people have a better understanding of all faiths, they’re less likely to be dismissive of issues that don’t concern them directly.
With the 2019 Inspection Framework, it is clear that OFSTED view the provision of quality RE as vital in realising the potential of a child, and the teaching of RE could be subject to a ‘deep dive’ when inspectors visit a school. At the same time, preparation for teaching RE in primary schools is often peremptory at best in teacher training.
The CRiBS team have been delivering high quality, creative and memorable Christian RE lessons across the borough of Bexley (and increasingly beyond) for over 25 years now. Following the adoption of the new Bexley Agreed Syllabus for RE, we are pleased to be able to present some new ways to support you in the delivery of the Christianity element of the curriculum, as well as some more familiar ways.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. We are hoping to be as flexible as possible, so if there are specific curriculum areas where you would value support that aren’t covered here, please do get in touch.
Transitioning to the new Bexley Agreed Syllabus
We are aware that it will take both schools and ourselves a while to get used to working with the new syllabus, especially given the circumstances that we have all faced over the last few months.
We are therefore suggesting that schools may want to book a term or two terms at a time for this academic year, rather than booking a whole year in advance as we have tended to recently. (Obviously, we will happily accept bookings for the whole year if that is easier for you.).
For terms 1 and 2 (Sept – Dec 2021) we are pleased to be able to offer the following:
What stories are special and why?
Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
What can we learn from sacred books?
Why is the Bible important for Christians today?
What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?
What do different people believe about God?
Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?
What would Jesus do? (Can we live by the values of Jesus in the 21st Century?)
What do religions say to us when life gets hard?
What is important to Christians? *
No. of Lessons
*Our own series incorporating 3 lessons from “What matters most to Christians and Humanists” and 2 from “What difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa (harmlessness), Grace, and Ummah (community)?”
We recognise that the structure of the new Agreed Syllabus may not necessarily lend itself to 5 week blocks of teaching on Christianity for some units. With that in mind, we are developing a series of half-day interactive workshops which will cover the Christian element of some of the units that take a more comparative approach.
In due course we will look to expand the range of workshops
Currently we are able to offer the following:
Prayer (Year 3 – linked to ‘Why do people pray?’)
What about the church? (Year 5/6 – linked to ‘If God is everywhere why go to a place of worship?’ and ‘Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?’)
Big Questions (Year 5/6 – linked to ‘Why do some people believe God exists?’, ‘What do religions say when life is hard?’ and ‘What matters most to Christians and Humanists?’)
£345 - 10 full days teaching Sept - Dec
£175 - 5 days over teaching Sept - Dec
£150 – Half day Workshops
To book or to find out more about any of our projects please contact the CRiBS Office