As a rather lost and confused RE lead in a large community primary school, I needed to find a way forward. Luckily for me, I started to attend my local LTLRE hub meetings. There, I gained a huge support network overnight and made friends for life. Through the hub, I was introduced to Farmington. Little did I know at the time what a fantastic, life-changing opportunity this was going to be.
Moving forward to now, I am proud of what I have achieved and produced – 6 lesson plans covering the first year 1 RE unit from the Wirral scheme of work (Gifts – Harvest of Hands). I was unsure how I wanted to present my findings until a wonderful colleague and friend (thanks Lisa) gave me the idea of creating a series of lesson plans for future teachers to use. I needed to make sure I still used the Wirral scheme, but with activities that suited the children in my school. I ensured that the same objectives and outcomes were fulfilled and kept some of the activities the same/similar, however, I took on a much more creative approach. I did not want the children to spend most of their RE lessons writing especially during such a period of transition (first term in year 1). In my opinion, playdough, paint and clay should be as much of a part of RE as a pencil.