Tuesday: Good Morning Unicorns
Today at school would have been a whole school World Faith Day- a day when we all learn about and from a different religion. Today our focus is on Islam, our home learning and learning in school will all be about the religion of Islam, and we will look into how Muslims live their life. We would love to see examples of your work so please do email any work or photographs to Miss Moore via our class email that can be shared on the website.
Have a lovely day Unicorns. Love, Miss Moore. Xx
Listen carefully to the Islamic Call to Prayer. What language is it in? How do you feel when you listen to it? What do you know already about Islamic Prayer? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe8qRj12OhY
Have a look to at the image – what do you think it is? What can you see?
In Year 6 our learning focus is the Five Pillars of Islam:
The most important Muslim practices are the Five Pillars of Islam. The Five Pillars of Islam are the five obligations that every Muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam.
The Five Pillars consist of:
•Shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith
•Salah: performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day
•Zakat: paying an alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the needy
•Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan
•Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca
Why are they important?
Carrying out these obligations provides the framework of a Muslim's life, and weaves their everyday activities and their beliefs into a single cloth of religious devotion. No matter how sincerely a person may believe, Islam regards it as pointless to live life without putting that faith into action and practice. Carrying out the Five Pillars demonstrates that the Muslim is putting their faith first, and not just trying to fit it in around their secular lives.
LO: To understand the foundations of the Islamic Faith:
Find below a PowerPoint I have attached for you to read through and please complete the following activity.
- Draw a poster showing the Five Pillars, supporting the religion of Islam. (See the last slide of the PowerPoint).
Spend some time today too exploring BBC teach clips all about the religion of Islam. Make a fact-file of all the new information that you learn: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpdtsbk/resources/1
I would like you to learn about the visual crafts of Islam and we will do this through ‘calligraphy’. We can start by learning the basic letter shapes and then you can begin to experiment with your own designs too.
Today we will focus on the word ‘Allah’ – it is important to remember that God is absolutely central to Islam. If you just wrote your own name in Arabic then you would be doing Arabic rather than Islamic art. I have saved the Arabic letters and script for you in the documents below. There are two to choose from ‘Nastaliq script’ and ‘Ijaza script’.
Can you practise writing the letters in each shape? You could use a fine paintbrush and paint, chalk if working outside, or simply a pen or pencil. I have also saved for you some more information on the word ‘Allah’ meaning God.
Please remember if you have any photos or work from today then you can send it to me. We would love to see this and I know Mrs Archibald and Mrs Jukes would like to see your RE work too. Hope you all have a good day. Love, Miss Moore. xx