RE Resources and useful publications

We have a number of resources and publications for download, please click on the links below:

Lord's Prayer CD

Great Prayer and Worship Adventure

Ngara Crosses

Useful publications for download

Further RE support


Lord's Prayer CD

A music resource for schools and churches professionally recorded in Ipswich Primary Schools and the Ngara Anglican Primary School, Tanzania.

The CD contains:

  • 13 songs, including 10 sung versions of the Lord’s Prayer
  • 30 fully-documented and resourced assemblies / acts of collective worship
  • all you need to run a primary-age RE theme day on all aspects of the Lord’s Prayer
  • sign language guidance, resources and ideas to help create interactive stations and a fully-documented reflective story
  • spoken recordings of the Lord’s Prayer in 18 different languages.

All this for £15 + £1.50 p&p per copy.

Please contact Jacqui Studd if you would like to order a copy.   Tel: 01473 298570.

Great Prayer and Worship Adventure

An interactive approach to teaching about Christian Prayer and Worship in Key Stage 1 RE.

The Great Prayer and Worship Adventure’ takes an area of KS1 RE which some teachers find hard to tackle and turns it into something active and exciting. Children investigate different aspects of Christian prayer and worship in school. Their work is added to interactive stations which they then visit in a local church. Detailed RE lessons and assessment ideas are provided, as well as pictures of the stations to be set up and how these can be used. The materials match Agreed Syllabus requirements well and were trialled very successfully in both church and community schools.

Cost is £15.00 plus £2.50 p&p per copy.  

Please contact Jacqui Studd if you would like to order a copy.   Tel: 01473 298570.

Ngara Crosses

An Art and RE activity that has linked two schools thousands of miles apart, the Ngara Crosses’ were created in north-west Tanzania at Ngara Anglican Primary School.

The Ngara pupils studied crosses made, in Andy Goldsworthy style, by Key Stage 2 children in Ipswich, Suffolk. The Tanzanian children then created and wrote about their own crosses. The pack contains laminated examples of crosses from both countries.

The booklet explores Christian beliefs about the ‘cross’ and offers ten very different cross-curricular activities, based on the children’s artwork and writing, to extend understanding of these beliefs.

Cost is £15.00 plus £2.50 p&p per copy.

Please contact Jacqui Studd if you would like to order a copy.   Tel: 01473 298570.

Useful publications

Teaching Religious Education in Foundation: Guidance for using the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus 2012 | PDF
This pack is intended to support teachers and RE Subject Leaders as they implement or revise their statutory provision for RE in Foundation.

What do you think....SIAMS questions to ask about religious education | PDF
This booklet provides a range of questions to ask the people who should be able to tell you most about RE in your setting.  We believe that by asking the right questions, you will gain a better picture of how enjoyable and effective the RE is in your particular setting, and that this will provide a springboard for even better RE!

Religious Education in Church of England Schools - Statement of Entitlement Analysis 2019 | PDF
Overview of aims and objectives of RE in church schools and of the RE Curriculum and what pupils, parents, teachers/leaders can expect.

Self-Evaluation/Audit Questions (Primary) | PDF
This audit tool from the Church of England is intended for RE teachers and subject leaders as a means of evaluating to what extent an RE curriculum is well-balanced.

Using Scrapbooks / class books in RE | PDF
Diocesan information for teachers, heads, subject leaders, governors and inspectors.

A breakdown of SIAMS Strand 7.

RE Curriculum for school websites:

Schools can also find RE support from:

Religious Education Quality Mark | Weblink

National Association for Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE) | Weblink

Research for RE  

The Discovery Centre, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds – The Cathedral DC team organise visits, festival days, storytelling and whole RE days, both at the cathedral and locally.  Contact Kim Judge or call 01284 748731.

EEFA (East of England Faith Agency) | Weblink
This group will help arrange visits and visitors from a variety of faith backgrounds.  

Last updated 25 August 2020.