Religious Studies KS2: Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr

Eleven year old Sara is a Muslim from London whose ambition is to be a fashion designer.

She introduces us to her life and family using her own video camera.

She is going without food during daylight hours because it is the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

Her dad (who's from Algeria, a Muslim majority country), mum, and brother and sister pray at home with her.

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

Teacher Notes

Pupils could note six facts about Sara, and draw them onto a bubble diagram.

They could then make a similar one for themselves, to help pupils describe their own identity and community life in relation to the Muslim identity shown in the series.

A more ambitious idea could enable pupils to video themselves and create 90 second films which express their own identity in the same kind of way that Sara has done.

They might refer to their pets, sports, family, home, school and beliefs.

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.

Being a young Muslim
The Hijab
The Mosque
The Qur'an
The washing ritual, 'Wudu'
Prayer in Islam
The Muslim pilgrimage, Hajj
What is Islam?