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Welcome to my shop! If you are looking for high-quality resources to support your teaching on RMPS topics, this is the place for you! The quality of these teaching materials has been acknowledged in all of the schools I have worked in, has been cited by HMIe Inspectors, and has been recommended by the TES Resource Team. Please consider following me to be the first to find out about my new resources (free and paid) as I publish them.

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Welcome to my shop! If you are looking for high-quality resources to support your teaching on RMPS topics, this is the place for you! The quality of these teaching materials has been acknowledged in all of the schools I have worked in, has been cited by HMIe Inspectors, and has been recommended by the TES Resource Team. Please consider following me to be the first to find out about my new resources (free and paid) as I publish them.
Parables: The Good Samaritan Presentation and Activities
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Parables: The Good Samaritan Presentation and Activities

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‘The Good Samaritan Presentation and Activities’ is a well-structured lesson which aims to help students to interact in a meaningful way with this parable through a mixture of engaging activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: crack the code, Think-Pair-Share, reflective questions, class discussions etc. The activities are designed to engage all students in the learning process and to enhance their learning experience. You can encourage your students to interact with each other while completing the activities, to identify possible misconceptions they may have about this parable. This resource is designed to last 1-2 periods and complements ‘The Good Samaritan Jigsaw Puzzles’ which can be found here. The lesson is designed to help most pupils: ❤ to narrate the parable of the Good Samaritan ❤ to identify who our neighbour is ❤ to describe ways in which our neighbour could be helped The animation added to all slides helps teachers to pause whenever necessary to explain, expand or clarify any questions pupils may have. Should the teacher want to add other pieces of information which he/she thinks is relevant to this parable or to change the order of slides, this PowerPoint is fully editable to allow all of these. Get a free sample of this resource here. Content Cover Teacher Notes PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation) Worksheets TOU/Credits Page Count: 43 Related resources: All Parables
Sanctity of life
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Sanctity of life

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This lesson meets the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016) and of OCR’s A-level in Religious Studies (H573/02, valid from 2016) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. ‘Sanctity of life’ is the starting point in a series of resources addressing the application of ethical theory to contemporary issues of importance. Teaching Medical Ethics has never been more exciting than nowadays when unprecedented advances are made in the area of biomedical technology and when, more and more, people face very difficult ethical questions as a result. Learning intentions The lesson was designed so that most pupils will be able: ✶ to explain the key words: ‘ethics’, ‘sacred’, ‘sanctity’ and ‘quality of life’; ✶ to identify the grounds of the sanctity of life from a Christian point of view; ✶ to evaluate the moral implications of the sanctity of life. There is a mixture of engaging and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: entrance and exit tickets; brainstorming; working out definitions; think, pair, share; watching video clips and discussing them. Pupils are also encouraged to debate, to express their own opinions and to think more deeply about this topic. I have included a sample of pupils’ feedback which was very positive. A flipchart with interactive activities complements the PowerPoint presentation. All activities are clearly linked to success criteria. This resource can be used in conjunction with ‘Sanctity of life’ mind map (available here) which help students to review information effectively and quickly. *************************************************************************** This resource contains: ✶ Cover ✶ Preview ✶ Feedback from pupils ✶ Teacher notes ✶ PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation) ✶ Flipchart Interactive Activities ✶ Worksheets ✶ TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 43 *************************************************************************** Related Resources All Higher and A-level resources
Saint Andrew's Day
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Saint Andrew's Day

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This lesson can be taught either independently or part of the unit ‘Exploring Autumn and Winter Festivals’ . The resource can be used with S1/S2/S3 classes (Scotland) or year 7/8/9 (England) and it requires 1-2 periods to be completed. It aims to help pupils identify 2-3 facts about St. Andrew’s life and explain the reason why St. Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland. It contains a PowerPoint to give structure to the lesson and provide a visual aid when needed, a flip chart with activities for the pupils, the lesson plan, three worksheets and images which can be printed off and laminated. There is also a video-clip incorporated in the lesson to make it more relevant and up-to-date. The principles and strategies of formative assessment are embedded in the lesson (for example, the self-evaluation activity allows for profound reflection on learning and helps pupils to take more responsibility for their own learning). The resource ensures pace and challenge for learners of different ability levels in order to promote the highest possible achievement for all.
The Wheel of Life - Samsara
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The Wheel of Life - Samsara

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This lesson is designed to meet the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016). It helps pupils to explain the meaning of Samsara, to describe the wheel of life, to interpret possible implications of Samsara for the lives of Buddhists, to identify one key belief and one key practice related to Samsara and to analyse the significance of it. The resource requires 1-2 periods to be completed. It includes a PowerPoint to give structure to lessons and provide a visual aid when needed, a flip chart with activities for the pupils, the lesson plan and two worksheets. The principles and strategies of formative assessment are embedded in the lesson (for example, entrance ticket, opinion line and the self-evaluation activity). There are many opportunities for class discussions to encourage young people to present their own opinions and respect the opinion/views of others.
Christmas: The True Story of Christmas
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Christmas: The True Story of Christmas

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‘The True Story of Christmas’ is a well-structured lesson which aims to help students to engage in a meaningful way with this festival and to clarify some misconceptions they may have about the Christmas Story by looking at the biblical accounts of the first Christmas. This resource is designed to last 1-2 periods. ‘The True Story of Christmas’ complements <strong><a href=https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/exploring-festivals-christmas-11417888> Exploring Festivals: Christmas.</a></strong> The resource contains a mixture of stimulating and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: brainstorming activity, words sort, group work, write your story, KUI activity etc. There are many opportunities for class discussions (when reading Biblical accounts) to encourage young people to present their own opinions and respect the views of others. All activities are clearly linked to success criteria. <strong>CONTENT</strong>: ✵ Cover ✵ Teacher Notes (including learning objectives, ways of differentiating, detailed instructions on how and when to use this resource and printing tips) ✵ PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation) ✵ Worksheets (available in colour and blackline for your convenience) ✵ TOU/Credits <strong> Page Count</strong>: 55 <strong>Related Resources</strong> ✵ All Festivals Resources ✵ All Christmas Resources
Christianity: St. Nicholas The Wonderworker Presentation
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Christianity: St. Nicholas The Wonderworker Presentation

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This St. Nicholas Presentation teaching pack: ✵ is fully resourced ✵ lasts 1-2 periods ✵ is suitable for KS3/KS4 Learning Intentions: The presentation is designed to help most pupils to: ✵ identify 4 – 5 facts about St. Nicholas’ life; ✵ clarify some misconceptions regarding St. Nicholas; ✵ explain the reasons for St. Nicholas’ fame as a saint. This eye-catching and informative lesson presentation on St. Nicholas helps pupils to rediscover the spiritual dimension of his life and encourages them to explore and reflect on their personal faith or values and to put these into action in ways which benefit others, as St. Nicholas did. Choosing to learn about St. Nicholas also helps pupils deepen their understanding of how religion and values can shape and contribute to the lives of individuals and communities. PLEASE NOTE: After this presentation has been shown and discussed, you may want to spend one more period on a range of engaging activities to reinforce students’ learning which can be found here and here. The PowerPoint, created with clearly defined progression and eye-catching images, can be used to boost vocabulary and to consolidate understanding. If you need to leave this with a sub teacher, this NO PREP resource is the perfect solution: the resource contains everything needed to deliver the lesson and it is easy to follow. Just download, print and go! CONTENT: ✵ Cover ✵ Teacher Notes ✵ St Nicholas the Wonderworker PowerPoint Presentation: a. Editable, animated PowerPoint Presentation (25 slides) b. The presentation in PDF format (30 pages - print and file for planning) ✵ TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 55 Related Resources: All Christianity Resources
Remembrance: Remembrance Day Lest We Forget
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Remembrance: Remembrance Day Lest We Forget

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‘Remembrance Day Lest we Forget’ is a well-structured lesson which aims to help students to engage in a meaningful way with this event and to understand the meaning and significance of Remembrance Day. This resource is also the third lesson of the unit ‘Exploring Autumn and Winter Festivals’ (unit plan can be found here) and it is designed to last 1-2 periods. The resource contains a PowerPoint to give structure to the lesson, a flip chart with engaging activities for students and worksheets. There is a mixture of stimulating and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students: give me 3, watching video-clips, reflective questions, KUI activity etc. There are many opportunities for class discussions to encourage young people to present their own opinions and respect the views of others. All activities are clearly linked to success criteria. All activities proved to be very successful in helping pupils consolidate their knowledge and understanding of Remembrance Day. I have included a sample of pupils’ feedback which was very positive. At the end of this topic you can celebrate pupils’ success with one of these certificates. ********************************************************************************** This resource contains: ✶ Cover ✶ Teacher Notes (including learning objectives, ways of differentiating, detailed instructions on how and when to use this resource and printing tips) ✶ PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation) ✶ Flipchart Interactive Activities ✶ Worksheets ✶ TOU/Credits Page Count: 43 ********************************************************************************** Related Resources All Festivals Resources **********************************************************************************
The Beatitudes - puzzle
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The Beatitudes - puzzle

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An ideal activity to use withS1/S2/S3 pupils (Scotland) and Year 7/8/9 (England) for consolidating their understanding of ‘The Beatitudes’. All you need to do is to print off the puzzle (as many copies as you need), laminate and cut them out and finally, put the pieces in envelopes. Fun is also included! You will be amazed at the result! Related Resources All puzzles
Christianity: St. Columba Activity Pack
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Christianity: St. Columba Activity Pack

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This activity pack consists of a set of 10 activities to use with your students when teaching about St. Columba. There is a mixture of engaging and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students. They are encouraged to debate, to express their own opinions and to think more deeply about this topic. How to use this pack? It is recommended that these activities be used after teaching about St. Columba. Resource suggestions to teach the topic of St. Columba: St. Columba Presentation St. Columba: Life and Times All activities are clearly linked to success criteria. They are suitable for homework, during class activities (as starters or plenaries) or for revision. Answer keys are included. ********************************************************************************* This resource contains: ✶ Cover ✶ Teacher Notes (including learning objectives, ways of differentiating, detailed instructions on how and when to use these activities and printing tips) ✶ 10 Activities and answer keys:       ☺Activity 1: Scrambled sentences       ☺ Activity 2: Write an acrostic poem       ☺ Activity 3: If these are the answers, what were the questions?       ☺ Activity 4: Note taking and cartoon storyboard       ☺ Activity 5: Design your own illuminated manuscript       ☺ Activity 6: Design your own stained-glass window       ☺ Activity 7: Group activity       ☺ Activity 8: Reflective questions       ☺ Activity 9: Identify the symbols       ☺ Activity 10: St. Columba’s portrait ✶ TOU/Credits Page Count: 36 ********************************************************************************** Related Resources All Christianity Resources **********************************************************************************
Annunciation puzzle
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Annunciation puzzle

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An ideal activity to use withS1/S2/S3 pupils (Scotland) and Year 7/8/9 (England) for consolidating their understanding of the Annunciation story. All you need to do is to print off the puzzle (as many copies as you need), laminate and cut them out and finally, put the pieces in envelopes. Fun is also included! You will be amazed at the result!
Sikhism: Introduction to Sikhism through Mathematics
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Sikhism: Introduction to Sikhism through Mathematics

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In order to engage a wide range of students and abilities it is important to find ways to integrate religious education with other subject areas. Do you have pupils who love Maths? Do you have pupils who also love Religious Education? If so, this is the activity for them! ‘Introduction to Sikhism through Mathematics’ brings together Maths skills whilst consolidating students’ knowledge of beliefs and practices of Sikhism. <strong>DIFFERENTIATION</strong> These differentiated activities have the advantage of combining students’ Maths skills with the enjoyment of playing. They are well differentiated to engage all students in the learning process and to enhance their learning experience. The activities are set at different levels of difficulty to help all students to achieve the learning objectives. Students can choose the activity they feel comfortable with. <strong>LEARNING INTENTIONS</strong>: The sentences / words are developed in alignment with the learning objectives for the lesson: ‘Introduction to Sikhism’: ☬ to give examples of 2-3 Sikh beliefs and practices; ☬ to explain the key words: ‘Gurdwara’, ‘Khalsa’ and ‘Khanda’. The activities are suitable for homework or during class activities (as a starter or plenary). Answer keys are provided for all activities! <strong> This resource contains</strong>: ☬ Cover ☬ Teacher Notes ☬ Choice 1: 10 activities ☬ Choice 1: Answer Keys ☬ Choice 2: 10 activities ☬ Choice 2: Answer Keys ☬ TOU/Credits <strong> PAGE COUNT</strong>: 31 <strong>Related Resources</strong> All puzzles All Sikhism Resources
Christmas word search
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Christmas word search

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An ideal activity to use with S1/S2/S3 pupils (Scotland) or Year7/8/9 (England) for consolidating the most relevant aspects of Christmas. A very good extension would be to ask pupils to write down a sentence using some of the keywords they identified.
The Christmas story
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The Christmas story

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SAVE 52% BY PURCHASING THE BUNDLE! A must have bundle for Christmas: the Christmas story, Christmas traditions, My Christmas project, revision etc - plenty of engaging activities to choose from! Make sure you are fully prepared this Christmas and grab this excellent bundle! More updates to follow soon - all free!
Hanukkah homework
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Hanukkah homework

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Differentiated homework to support the revision of ‘Hanukkah’. Pupils are given the option to choose the homework they want to do. There are two versions of the homework. Choice 1: Within the word search, pupils should find 30 words related to Hanukkah. After they find them, they choose 4-5 words and write a sentence for their chosen words to summarise what they have learned about this festival. Choice 2: Pupils receive the list of the 30 words and they have to find the words within the word search. After they find them, they choose 4-5 words and write a sentence for their chosen words to summarise what they have learned about this festival. Related Resources All puzzles
Christianity: St. Columba Presentation
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Christianity: St. Columba Presentation

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This eye-catching and informative lesson presentation on St. Columba helps pupils to rediscover the spiritual dimension of his life and encourages them to explore and reflect on their personal faith or values and to put these into action in ways which benefit others, as St. Columba did. Choosing to learn about St. Columba also helps pupils deepen their understanding of how religion and values can shape and contribute to the lives of individuals and communities. When to use this presentation This resource can be used alone or in conjunction with ‘St. Columba: Life and Times’, a free resource which can be found here. After this presentation has been shown and discussed, you may want to spend one more period on a range of engaging activities to reinforce students’ learning which can be found here and here. ************************************************************** This resource contains: ✶ Cover ✶ Teacher Notes (including learning objectives, ways of differentiating and detailed instructions on how and when to use this presentation) ✶ PowerPoint Presentation (fully editable and with animation) ✶ TOU/Credits Page Count: 39 ************************************************************** Related Resources All Christianity Resources **************************************************************
Buddhist belief - Nibbana
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Buddhist belief - Nibbana

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This lesson is designed to meet the standards of the new Higher RMPS exam (valid from August 2016) and it helps pupils to explain the meaning of Nibbana, to analyse the Mahayana and Theravada views about Nibbana and to identify benefits and difficulties of this teaching. It requires 1-2 periods to be completed. The resource includes a PowerPoint to give structure to lessons and provide a visual aid when needed and a flip chart with activities for pupils. The principles and strategies of formative assessment are embedded in the lesson (for example an entrance ticket, think-pair-share and a self-evaluation activity). There are many opportunities for class discussions to encourage young people to present their own opinions and respect the opinion/views of others.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God
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Jesus Christ, the Son of God

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This lesson is part of the unit ‘Leaders of Religion’. It aims to help pupils to identify 2-3 facts about Jesus’ life and to explain Jesus’ main teachings.
Remembrance: Remembrance Day Bundle
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Remembrance: Remembrance Day Bundle

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SAVE 50% BY PURCHASING THE BUNDLE! This year prepare your pupils for Remembrance Day with this complete pack which includes a whole lesson on Remembrance Day and a wide range of engaging activities! Don’t forget to celebrate their success with the certificates included! Included in the Remembrance Day Bundle are the following files: FILE 1: Remembrance Day Lest We Forget ‘Remembrance Day Lest we Forget’ is a well-structured lesson which aims to help students to engage in a meaningful way with this event and to understand the meaning and significance of Remembrance Day. FILE 2: Remembrance Day Jigsaw Puzzles Motivate and enthuse your students with these five differentiated jigsaw puzzles (1 text puzzle and 4 image puzzles) which have the advantage of combining learning about Remembrance with the enjoyment of playing. The puzzles are suitable to be used as part of the lesson ‘Remembrance Lest We Forget’ during class activities, for revision or as a stand-alone activity. FILE 3: Remembrance Day Activity Pack This activity pack consists of a set of 10 activities to use with your students when teaching about Remembrance Day. There is a mixture of engaging and attractive activities which ensure high-quality learning experiences for all students. The resource can be used during class activities, for homework or for revision. Answer keys are provided for all activities! FILE 4: Certificates A wide range of colourful and motivating certificates - just print, personalise and laminate! <strong>TOTAL PAGE COUNT: </strong> 141 Related Resources All Festivals Resources All Puzzles **********************************************************************************