How can faith inspire someone to help others and live a life of self-sacrifice? Children from St Barnabas Church of England Primary School in Montpelier, Bristol look at this in a film they made about the Sisters of the Church in St. Paul's. You can now see this film online.
Persona dolls are a great way to introduce young children to ideas like other religions. Elizabeth is a Christian persona doll. Downloadable here is a series of sessions designed for use with a persona doll to explore Christianity through special times (Baptism, Christmas, Easter, Harvest, prayer) special places (nature/creation, church), special books (the Bible) and special people (Jesus). Also available here is a PowerPoint presentation of Elizabeth's church.
What happens when Year 6 students feel that they have heard the same story, the same way, every year at Festival time? They can think they have learned nothing new since reception, and exciting festivals can become stale and offputting. So how can we keep the stories and celebrations fresh?