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Religious Studies Teaching Resources

Below are free religious studies teaching resources for teachers in UK schools to help you save time spent on lesson planning for Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Primary or secondary school RS teachers may find these websites useful for developing their own lesson plans or for signposting their pupils to innovative online content.

Key Stage 1

The Noah's Ark Story is told in animation. This is useful as an interactive whiteboard resource.

Chinese New Year is celebrated with a Paint a Dragon dance game. This is an iBoard interactive resource for religious education.

At Diwali, the return of Rama and Sita is celebrated by Hindus. This site allows children to create a printable story by mixing and matching scenes and characters.

Key Stage 2

Ideal for KS2, Sacred Stories encompasses lessons from 6 major religions: Budhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

Explore Inside the Church and learn about what each commonly found item is.

Jewish holy day Rosh Hashanah is explained on this website that includes useful teacher resources.

Key Stage 3

The RE Online website is a guide to 6 major faiths. It includes sections for teachers, students and lifelong adult learning.

Downloadable activities are available at Building Bridges Jewish site, which also includes video archives and explanations of the religion.

BBC Newsround What is Islam? answers questions such as 'who is muhammed?' and 'what is the Qur'an?'. An explanation of this religion with over a billion followers.

Key Stage 4

A large resource is The Heart of Hinduism, which includes its concepts, practices, lifestyle and traditions.

The GCSE RE site gives useful revision overviews for Christianity, Budhism, Hinduism and Islam. It includes practice examination questions.

The BBC Interfaith Calendar covers religious festivals and events for multiple faiths.

We hope you find these free teaching resources for religious studies teachers to be very useful when lesson planning for Key Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4.

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