RESOURCES FOR LEARNING AT HOME

Whilst most of us are learning and working at home, we’ve found some resources that we think (and hope) might be useful to you. We’ve even made some of them ourselves! We’ll also be adding new resources as we find/make them, so please check back again.


Resources for Religious Education

Resources for Reflection and 'Assemblies'

Resources to Help with Mental Health and Wellbeing

Resources for BSCWT's Primary Schools Lunchtime Clubs


If any of them are helpful to you, please let us know via our ‘Contact Us’ page.  We hope we’ll see you safe and well in school again before too long!

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RESOURCES FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

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For Primary Schools:

Free resources for Religious Education at home from NATRE (the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education):

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


'RE:Quest' provides loads of Religious Education resources for learning about Christianity:

http://request.org.uk (for secondary aged students)

http://request.org.uk/restart/ (for primary aged students)

http://request.org.uk/teachers/ (for teachers)


Scripture Union have made an award-winning game app called “Guardians of Ancora” – a virtual world where Bible stories come alive (especially for 8 to 11 year-olds):

https://guardiansofancora.com/ 

[Additional resources are available for parents, RE lessons, family activities and more]


For Secondary Schools:

Free resources for Religious Education at home from NATRE (the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education):

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


'RE:Quest' provides loads of Religious Education resources for learning about Christianity:

http://request.org.uk (for secondary aged students)

http://request.org.uk/restart/ (for primary aged students)

http://request.org.uk/teachers/ (for teachers)


Resources for reflection and 'assemblies’

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For Primary Schools:

Assembly on the theme of Hope, featuring the Archbishop of Canterbury, from the Oak National Academy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgdhOstV6iI 


Our friends at ‘Prayer Spaces in Schools’ have created loads of ideas for reflective activities to do at home:

https://www.prayerspacesinschools.com/prayer-spaces-at-home


‘Prayer Spaces in Schools’ have also created some activities specifically to reflect on the coronavirus crisis:

https://www.prayerspacesinschools.com/resources/177 (free sign-up required)


Collective worship video on Psalm 23 from our friend Rev Andy Smith of the Hutton Parish (especially suitable for church schools): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7vL1vKBsV8


Collective worship video with Paul Glass (from the Methodist Schools Team) on being thankful for our key workers (especially suitable for church schools): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6HA7l1cfLY&feature=youtu.be 


“Out of the Ark Music” are providing a song every day, with accompanying activities:

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/?utm_source=homepage&utm_campaign=ootamathome2&utm_medium=banner

For Secondary Schools:

We know we’ve had Easter already, but we think our Easter ‘assembly’ message is still worth watching!

https://youtu.be/tYJ8OCaavhU


Assembly on the theme of Hope, featuring the Archbishop of Canterbury, from the Oak National Academy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgdhOstV6iI 


Our friends at ‘Prayer Spaces in Schools’ have created loads of ideas for reflective activities to do at home:

https://www.prayerspacesinschools.com/prayer-spaces-at-home


‘Prayer Spaces in Schools’ have also created some activities specifically to reflect on the coronavirus crisis:

https://www.prayerspacesinschools.com/resources/177 (free sign-up required)


NEW! A secondary school assembly (made by friends of ours in Milton Keynes) on 'Dealing with Difficulties':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7otfKOZcH4 


Collective worship video for secondary schools with Paul Glass (from the Methodist Schools Team) on being thankful for our key workers (especially suitable for church schools):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_tUV-DqFYM

Resources to help with mental health & wellbeing

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If you haven't heard about exercising with Joe Wickes yet, where have you been?!

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1/videos


Various resources (for pupils, teachers and parents) from Young Minds to help us with our mental health and wellbeing:

https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/


NEW! Scripture Union have produced a Mental Health Suite of resources, endorsed by the Mental Health Foundation, for children and young people of all ages:

https://content.scriptureunion.org.uk/mentalhealth 


From the Scouts, here are loads of indoor ideas and activities to inspire young minds at home: 

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors


‘Mentally Healthy Schools’ have several toolkits full of help specifically for the challenging times we are in:

Toolkit #1:  https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/coronavirus-resources-for-mental-health-and-wellbeing-toolkit-1/

Toolkit #2: https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/coronavirus-resources-for-mental-health-and-wellbeing-toolkit-2/

Toolkit #3: https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/coronavirus-resources-for-mental-health-and-wellbeing-toolkit-3/

Toolkit #4: https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/coronavirus-anxiety-toolkit-4/


CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) has a page of downloadable self-help guides on a range of topics:

https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/downloads

Resources for BSCWT’s primary schools lunchtime clubs