• 28 February 2018

Join in with Jigsaw!

In 2015 our Children’s Development Officer, Julie Currie, launched Jigsaw, a complete six year Sunday School curriculum for P1–6.

Since then, 52 parishes have been using it, with great results, so why not consider adopting Jigsaw for your Sunday School?

The curriculum is three years long, repeated twice, and you can start at any point in the course. There are still copies of Year 2 available free to parishes in Down and Dromore and Year 3 will be ready in June 2018

Here’s what our Sunday School leaders are saying:

Jigsaw has brought improved structure and cohesion to our Sunday Club. We really like the themes which run in 4 week blocks which helps to reinforce a message rather than jumping from lesson to lesson. 

Having so much material prepared along with the Pinterest site makes our job as Sunday Club leaders so much more enjoyable. Most importantly, the kids are really remembering the stories. At our end of Y2 quiz, we were delighted to see how much of the year they remembered. 

Thanks Julie and DDYC team. 

Julie Chandler, Belvoir Parish

I love that I have everything I need – from registration forms to take–it–home sheets to help with the admin side of things! There is a very comprehensive Pinterest board which gives you even more resources to help with your session including DVD clips and extra crafts and worksheets.

Julie and her team have put so much thought into the planning of this amazing resource and the children in my Sunday School have really enjoyed and benefited from being a part of it!

Diane Bailey, St Saviour’s Dollingstown

We were so pleased to be introduced to the Jigsaw curriculum by Julie and we are one of the churches trialling it for the 3 years it covers. We are currently in Year 3.

We have to say it is amazing and we don’t know what we would do without it now. The curriculum itself is so easy to follow and includes everything a lesson would need – memory verse, songs, games, Bible blast, prayer time and of course craft (our kids’ favourite part!)

It doesn’t matter how long your session is: an hour, half an hour etc. You can tailor it to suit your needs.

Cathy Allen and Jane Beatty, St Marks, Newtownards

We love the Jigsaw resource and have found it to be excellent. It is so user friendly and has everything you need. Well done on producing such a creative resource that allows children to learn about the Bible.

Christine McIlwaine, Hope Community Church, Craigavon

Jigsaw is a simply wonderful resource for churches and frazzled Sunday School teachers! It removes both the guesswork and stress out of preparing for a Sunday morning with resources that are carefully and thoughtfully created and easy to use. They help to create an atmosphere where the children are learning in a fun, fresh and relevant way and where volunteers are equipped, empowered and released to teach children the amazing news of Jesus to a consistently high quality standard. The children love it and the teachers love it! I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Diane Cheshire, Ballybeen (formerly Bangor Parish)

Please contact Julie (julie@downanddromore.org) to find out more and get your copy of Jigsaw Year 2 before they disappear.

Parishes outside the diocese can buy the whole package – the book and access to Dropbox – at a cost of £60 for each year. All proceeds go to printing the course books.