Religious Studies KS2: Being a young Muslim

11 year old Sara is a Muslim from London.

She uses a personal camera to introduce us to her life, family and Muslim faith: she loves her guinea pig, her ambition is to be a fashion designer, and her religion is Islam.

She is fasting, going without food, at the moment, because it is the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

At her age she wants to get ready to fast for the whole month in the future.

This is from the series: My Life, My Religion - Islam

Teacher Notes

While watching this clip pupils could note six facts about Sara in a bubble diagram, with a picture of Sara in the middle.

Afterwards they could create another bubble diagram for themselves: 'Six things about me.'

The two diagrams can be saved and added to during the unit of work as a fuller picture of Islam builds up.

Curriculum Notes

These clips will be relevant for teaching Religious Education at KS2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and First and Second Level in Scotland.

The Hijab
The Mosque
The Qur'an
The washing ritual, 'Wudu'
The Muslim pilgrimage, Hajj
Prayer in Islam
Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr
What is Islam?