This block looks at the history of important aspects of Islam, such as the Quran and hadiths, hajj, the observance of Ramadan and the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

Session 1 The Quran

Objectives

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
  • Undertake an in-depth study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - the early Islamic civilisation.

Art

  • Improve children’s mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

Teaching and Activities

Find out about the history of the Quran, look at ancient copies of the book and hear it recited. Find out about the history of hadiths. Learn how to write in early Arabic script using an ancient style pen and ink.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To learn about the history of the Quran.
  • To undertake some Arabic calligraphy.

Children will:

  • Explain the history of the Quran.
  • Learn about Arabic scripts.
  • Use calligraphy techniques .

You Will Need

  • Tapered wooden or plastic sticks
  • Thick paper
  • Ink
  • Small mosaic tiles or paper squares
  • Squared paper

Session 2 The Kabaah and the Hajj

Objectives

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
  • Undertake an in-depth study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - early Islamic civilisation.

Art

  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.

Teaching and Activities

Examine the history of the Kabaah and the hajj - the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Make a model of the Kaaba.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To learn about the history of Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • To make models of the kabaah.

Children will:

  • Evaluate the evidence associated with the history of the Kabaah in Mecca.
  • Plan a model building.
  • Build a model building.

You Will Need

  • Cardboard
  • Black and gold paint
  • Clay

Session 3 Eid al-Adha

Objectives

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
  • Undertake an in-depth study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - early Islamic civilisation.

English

  • Pupils’ confidence, enjoyment and mastery of language should be extended through public speaking, performance and debate.

Teaching and Activities

An important festival in the Islamic calendar is Eid al-Adha. Find out about its long history. Discuss ideas of sacrifice and charity and how they have been used in other religions.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To learn about the history of Eid al-Adha.
  • To discuss the role of sacrifice and charity in Islam and other religions.

Children will:

  • Order world religions by date of creation.
  • Explain how one religion could influence another.
  • Discuss the role of charity and sacrifice in world religions.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 4 Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr

Objectives

History

  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
  • Undertake an in-depth study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - early Islamic civilisation.

Design and Technology

  • Prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.

Teaching and Activities

Find out about the history of Ramadan, the period of fasting in the Islamic calendar, and the festival at the end of Ramadan known as Eid al-Fitr. Make some traditional Eid food.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To learn about the history of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr.
  • To make some traditional Eid al-Fitr foods.

Children will:

  • Explain the reason for fasting in Islam.
  • Follow recipes.
  • Use a range of cooking techniques.

You Will Need

  • A kitchen
  • Recipe ingredients: dates, flour, icing sugar, butter, rosewater, milk, orange-blossom water, sugar, lemon juice, red food colouring, onion, minced lamb, parsley, mint, coriander, ground cumin, bread, cinnamon, all spice, pepper, salt, lentils, olive oil, garlic.