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LESSON IN A SUITCASE

A complete session delivered to you in a suitcase! We will deliver our portable Labyrinth, all the resources that you need as well as providing an on line support session for staff who will be leading the activity. The resources provided alongside the Labyrinth will be single use or laminated for your safety and the safety of your students.

EYFS and KS1

Christian Education and RE

The Colour Monster - what happens when your colours get all mixed up? Children follow the journey of The Colour Monster as he tries to make sense of his emotions using Bible quotes and prayers to help them to do the same.

Bible Stories - Children explore a range of Bible stories on a theme such as forgiveness, friendship, love or hope. We will work with you to create a bespoke activity based on the theme that you would like your children to explore.

The life of Jesus - Children explore key events in the life of Jesus to understand why he is so important to Christians.

Prayer Bags - Children explore a range of different types of prayer that they can use to develop their faith. As your children progress around the Labyrinth they will pack a prayer bag of resources to help them with their prayers.

PHSE and Well-Being

The Colour Monster - what happens when your colours get all mixed up? Children follow the journey of The Colour Monster as he tries to make sense of his emotions.

Self-Identity - who are you? Children put together the jigsaw puzzle of who they are as they walk around the Labyrinth reflections on their talents, beliefs and potential.

Friendship - what makes a good friend? Children reflect on the key characteristics of what makes a good friend as they complete a series of activities around the Labyrinth.

KS2

Christian Education

Beads of Prayer - A faith based activity where children progress around the Labyrinth taking time to reflect of what they can give thanks for and look forward to in the future. As they progress, children create their own set of prayer beads to help them focus their prayers in the future.

The Lord's Prayer - An exploration of the key features of the Lord's Prayer and what they mean in Christian life.

Christian Identity - what does it mean to be a Christian today? Children explore the range of relationships that characterise being a Christian today and how these relationships support them in their faith journey.

Jesus and Love - what does Jesus mean when he tells us to love? Exploring the ways in which Jesus shows love, children reflect on the example that is set for Christians and how they might follow this in their own lives.

The Journey of Friendship - how is friendship portrayed in the Bible? Children explore a range of Biblical friendships and use this to reflect on the nature of friendship and how this impacts their own lives.

The Life of Jesus - what can we learn from the life of Jesus? Children follow the journey of Jesus from birth to resurrection in order to discover the importance of his life and ministry.

I am - what do the "I am" sayings teach us about Jesus? Children will explore a range of the "I am" saying to discover what they can teach us about Jesus and how this understanding can help Christians in their lives today.

PHSE and Well-Being

Resilience - explore different characteristics that we can develop in order to become more resilient. Children will build their resilience tool box as they progress around the Labyrinth.

Managing Emotions - how do we manage a difficult emotion? Children will track an emotion around the Labyrinth as they learn how to recognise it, name it, calm it and solve it.

Self-Identity - who are you? Children put together the jigsaw puzzle of who they are as they walk around the Labyrinth reflections on their talents, beliefs and potential.

Friendship - what makes a good friend? Children reflect on the key characteristics of what makes a good friend as they complete a series of activities around the Labyrinth.

KS3 and 4

Christian Education and RE

The Lord's Prayer - An exploration of the key features of the Lord's Prayer and what they mean in Christian life can be adapted to fit with the GSCE syllabi and also to look at Christian prayer more generally.

Christian Identity - what does it mean to be a Christian today? Students explore the range of relationships that characterise being a Christian today and how these relationships support them in their faith journey.

The Eucharist - Explore 4 different beliefs about the role and nature of the Eucharist in Christianity.

The Life of Jesus - what can we learn from the life of Jesus? Students follow the journey of Jesus from birth to resurrection in order to discover the importance of his life and ministry.

I am - what do the "I am" sayings teach us about Jesus? Children will explore a range of the "I am" saying to discover what they can teach us about Jesus and how this understanding can help Christians in their lives today. This session can be adapted to meet the requirements of A Level.

PHSE and Well-Being

Resilience - explore different characteristics that we can develop in order to become more resilient.

Managing Emotions - how do we manage a difficult emotion? Children will track an emotion around the Labyrinth as they learn how to recognise it, name it, calm it and solve it.

Safe and Sound - how do we stay safe? Students explore different strategies for staying safe in different environments. We will work with you to identify the needs of your students and create a bespoke Labyrinth experience for them.

Virtual Visits

The Cathedral in you classroom. We have been able to adapt many of our most popular school trips so that they can be delivered virtually. Each package includes prep activities, a zoom lesson for up to 35 students and follow up activities. You'll receive all the resources in pdf form and all lessons will last 1 hour (except for the youngest children for whom we will adapt the session).

Bible Windows - Exploring Bible stories through the stained glass windows of the Cathedral. Ideal for EYFS and KS1.

Harvest - Celebrating harvest festival with traditional activities and songs. Ideal for EYFS and KS1.

Etheldreda - Explore the story of Ely's patron saint and discover what life was like for a princess during Saxon times. Ideal for KS1 and 2.

Hereward the Wake - Discover more about the man who led a rebellion against the Normans. Ideal for KS2 and can be adapted for KS3 and GCSE.

Medieval Pilgrims - Who were the pilgrims who came to Ely to prayer at Etheldreda's shrine? What were they hoping to gain from it? Find out more about life and travel during medieval times. Ideal for KS2 and 3, can be adapted for GCSE.

Brythnoth - Find out more about one of the Cathedral's oldest residents, a Saxon warrior who was more than 6 feet tall! We'll explore his life story and discover how the Saxons used to live, fight and worship. Ideal for KS2.

Monastic Medicine - Discover some of the most revolting remedies ever created! The monasteries played a huge role in the development of medicine and public health during the middle ages, find out more about they diagnosed, explained and treated the diseases of the time. Ideal for KS2 and 3, can be adapted for GCSE.

Whilst we wait until it is safe for us to welcome school groups back into the Cathedral, we hope that this provision will offer the support that you need in delivering key aspects of your curriculum. Please remember that we are often able to offer bespoke sessions. If you would like us to design a Labyrinth session or Virtual Visit around a theme that is particularly pertinent to your setting then please do get in touch and we will be only too happy to help.