Publications

RE Resources

Seeing the Story: Twelve stories for use at KS2

 

This book written by Jane Brooke provides twelve stories with an introduction, and one possible classroom suggestion to assist teachers in delivering good RE lessons. The book is priced at £9.99, but members of the Chester Family of Schools pay £7.99.

 

 

Teaching the Old Testament at KS1 and KS2

 

This publication by Jane Brooke and Sue Glover follows the same methodology as ‘Where to start with a Bible Story’. After a brief introduction to the Old Testament, there follows an explanation of the process ‘unpacking beliefs’. There are then suggestions for lesson plans for KS1 and KS2 using popular Old Testament stories.

The book costs £5 for those who are members of the Family of Schools and £8.99 for everyone else.

 

 

Where to start with a Bible story

 

Written by Jane Brooke, this book is a teaching aid designed for primary schools. The book uses Trevor Cooling’s approach to ‘unpacking’ beliefs for teaching Bible passages. Illustrated by the Revd Canon Taffy Davies it provides lesson plans for teaching the parables at both key stages. Each lesson plan gives the Biblical reference and background followed by a four step process and assessment task.

The book costs £5 for those who are members of the Family of Schools and £7.99 for everyone else.

 

Season to Season

This book produced by Jane Brooke, Sue Glover and Nicola Preston will assist teachers in primary schools in teaching about the church's year. Each season/festival is considered from four aspects: the events (or what happened), the customs associated with the season/festival, the beliefs and the experiences. There are 'thinking points' for each season/festival and suggestions for classroom activities for Reception/KS1 and KS2. The festivals covered are: Harvest, Advent, All Saints' Day, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity.
The book costs £9.95 but is available to schools which are subscribers to Chester Diocesan Family of Schools for £5.00.

Growing a Gift

 

 

This publication will enable teachers and children to respond to Bible stories using the pictures of a local disabled man, Paul.  Paul’s story will inspire and the pictures are a celebration of the use of his God-given talent. Jane Brooke has produced activities to make this pack of materials useful in both staff meetings and in the classroom. Packs cost of £9.95 for those who are members of the Family of Schools and £12 for everyone else.

 

 

 

All publications can be purchased by contacting Sandra Reynolds.