... distinctive and enriching to their learning in a different way.
The aims of the trail visit will depend on what you are teaching and how a trail would help to meet the aims of your scheme or unit of work. Most RE visits are to a single place of worship or other sacred space. It is important to think about the experience a trail can give pupils which is distinctive and enriching to their learning in a different way.
The toolkit looks first at the different places and kinds of trails which schools might plan. This depends partly on the aims of the work they are undertaking with pupils and partly on what is available in a particular place (whether the local area around the school or one which is accessible on a trip farther afield).
The second section is about planning. Key aspects of this are how a trail can contribute to a unit of work and how trails link to the whole curriculum for RE and the wider curriculum more generally.
The third section on pedagogy, poses some questions to help you home in on the aims, purposes and outcomes of taking pupils on an RE trail.
A fourth section focuses on some of the practical aspects of preparation and finally there are some ideas about the range of ways the experience of a trail can be recorded on the move.
- How can I develop a trail?
- Planning: objectives and outcomes
- Planning: RE trails and the curriculum
- Recording the learning