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Primary Science Displays and Secondary RE Starters and Plenary Resources for Teachers

Wednesday 11th April 2012

Classroom displays are often time-consuming and involve a great deal of preparation to make them visually attractive as well as supportive of learning in the classroom. This is particularly true at KS1 and KS2 where a positive, stimulating and engaging learning environment needs to be provided. For primary school teachers, Schools Link offer a range of display resources for Science. These offer key vocabulary cards, with a visual image to support children’s understanding of the words, as well as key questions and images for a range of topics. This can be a huge timesaver for those working in primary schools and well worth taking a few minutes to look at. The displays for Science have been labelled according to the QCA units of work for Science which schools may still be using.

Continuing along the lines of saving precious time, secondary teachers of RE at KS3 and KS4 may be interested in teaching and learning ideas offered at the York St John website. This is a collection of teaching ideas and tips that can be used to develop starters and plenaries relevant to secondary Religious Education. Many of the suggested teaching activities are accompanied by resource sheets so they can be easily incorporated into classroom practice. The teaching tips offer reasonably simple ways of making lessons engaging and stimulating as well as offering variety in terms of the activities used in starters and plenaries. Each of the activities states the intended learning objective, which will save time in choosing those that are applicable to teachers and the lessons they are teaching.

Both primary and secondary teachers can save preparation time when using these teaching resources and draw on them to make the classroom an engaging and stimulating place to be. 


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