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KS2 RE - Teaching about Islam

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Summary

This programme shows how one school, Wylde Green Primary in Sutton Coldfield, approaches teaching about Islam.

The school has 400 pupils and was commended by Ofsted for its racial harmony - about ten per cent of the children are from the ethnic community. The headteacher wants everyone in the school to share their experiences of different faiths to encourage an ethos of mutual respect.

We follow teacher and RE co-ordinator Edris Gaibee, a theology graduate and Muslim, as he prepares and delivers lessons about the mosque to his Year 2 class and then to Year 6. The school draws on its own pool of "same faith" children to take part in lessons about other religions too.

Key points:

  • The lesson looks at the origins of Islam and finding Mecca
  • Children design their own prayer mats
  • Exploring articles of faith in Islam, such as fasting

Published : Mar 2005

15 mins

Roles

Primary Teacher

Subjects

Primary Religious Education

Learning about religion

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