Religious Studies KS1: Sikh stories

Part of a series of animated films teaching pupils about religions of the world.

This film focuses on Sikhism, and narrates the story of The Milk & The Jasmine Flower and the story of Duni Chand & the Silver Needle.

Guru Nanak shows the townspeople there is always room in the world for more holiness, and that only good deeds go with us to the next world, not money and gold.

The film is bright and colourful and immerses pupils in the story through a clear, friendly narrative.

This clip is from the series Religions of the World.

Teacher Notes

In groups, pupils could fill a bowl full of water and place a flower on top.

They could make bowls from modroc or papier mache and jasmine flowers from tissue paper.

Teachers could ask pupils would you be able to give up your belongings like Duni Chand?

They could tell a friend about a time when they have been generous and ask what should Duni Chand do with his wealth rather than keeping it?

Pupils could discuss the meaning of equality. Is anyone more important than the others?

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching KS1 religious education in England and Northern Ireland, Foundation Phase in Wales, and Early and 1st Level Religious and Moral Education in Scotland.

More from Religions of the World:

The Christian Story of the First Christmas
The Christian Story of the Good Samaritan and the Lost Sheep
The Christian Story of Easter
The Hindu Story of Rama and Sita
The Islamic Story of The Prophet and the Ants and 'The Crying Camel'
The Five Pillars of Islam
The Jewish Story of Moses
The Jewish Story of Hanukkah
The Buddhist Story of Siddhartha and the Swan and The Monkey King