Wintershall Education’s RE and Values enquiry resources are designed to support schools in meeting requirements for high quality teaching and learning in RE, (see Church of England’s Standard of Entitlement for RE ) and to complement national resource provision such as ‘Understanding Christianity’, a substantial resource designed to support teaching of Christianity in Religious Education.
‘Understanding Christianity’ is designed for every teacher in Primary and Secondary classes, teaching RE from EYFS right through to KS3, laying down excellent foundations for further study at GCSE and beyond. It is relevant to RE in every classroom in every school, in Church of England and in Community, Academy and Free schools. These resources explore Christianity widely, including (but not limited to) Anglican Christianity, to help all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it. Read more…
How Wintershall RE and Character Education resources complement aspects of ‘Understanding Christianity’ RE resource
Jane Whittington, Schools Officer with responsibility for Christian Distinctiveness across the Anglican Diocese of Guildford, comments on how Wintershall Education Virtues Enquiry Resources could work alongside ‘Understanding Christianity’s’ in exploring core concepts through the three learning elements in the following ways:
- Making sense of text – as a way of examining the text because the words the characters speak are taken directly from the Bible.
- Understanding impact – The interviews with actors in character, and out of character, examine the impact of Jesus words and deeds on that character both in role and then as a modern day person acting the role.
- Making connections – The interviews with the actors link the role that they have played with their own lives.