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Understanding Christianity: Used in over 7,000 schools across the country

A substantial resource to support your teaching of Christianity in Religious Education.

The key purpose of this project is to help all teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and their understanding of Christianity, as a contribution to their understanding of the world and their own experience within it.

We aim to see pupils leave school with a coherent understanding of Christian belief and practice. Pupils from 4-14 explore the significant theological concepts within Christianity as part of developing their wider religious, theological and cultural literacy.

We seek to support teachers in developing their own knowledge and understanding of Christianity theology to be able to teach with confidence.

Who is Understanding Christianity for?

For every teacher in Primary and Secondary classes, teaching RE from EYFS right through to KS3, laying down excellent foundations for further study at GCSE and beyond. It is relevant to RE in every classroom in every school, in Church of England and in Community, Academy and Free schools. These resources explore Christianity widely, including (but not limited to) Anglican Christianity.

Teachers & Schools

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Early Years Foundation Stage
Key Stage 1
Lower Key Stage 2
Upper Key Stage 2
Key Stage 3

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Understanding Christianity
Picturing Christianity
Accredited Resources
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The Project

The inspiration
The vision & aim
The core concept & approach
A pupils personal development
What this project is not!
The ‘Big Frieze’ – Emma Yarlett
Press and news information

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Understanding Christianity is a Church of England Education Office project

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