Primary School Resources for Teaching Islam

Further classroom activities exploring Islam from RE Today publications

Topic

RE Today Book/Series

Muslim stories

The night of power (revelation of Qur’an)


The Prophet and the first revelation of the Qur’an


Muhammad’s night journey


Bilal – the first muezzin

Prophet Muhammad and the thirsty camel


Muhammad and the thirsty dog


The story of two brothers (traditional story)


The great sacrifice (a story of Prophet Ibrahim)


Creative storytelling with young children

The walnut and watermelon (puzzling questions)

Why did God send a Rainbow?

Stories about God (DPRE), pp.25–26

Moving on Up, pp.6–8


Stories about God (DPRE), pp.27–8

Faith Stories (DPRE), pp.26–7

Faith Stories (DPRE), pp.28–9


The Journey of Life and Death (EAT), p.9

Beliefs in Action (EAT), pp.5–6


Sacred Stories (EAT), pp.10–11


Islam (OURE) pp2-7

Creativity (OURE) pp 7-12

Promises (OURE) pp. 8-13


Muhammad


Who was Muhammad?


Celebrating Muhammad’s birthday


What do Muslims believe? Exploring Allah and Muhammad


Leaders and Followers (EAT), pp.26–8

The Journey of Life and Death (EAT), p.9

Islam pp 8-13


Qur’an


The Qur’an – revelation, authority and influence



Our books are special (Qur’an) (4–7s)

Using Muslim story with 5–7s

The impact of the Qur’an on Muslims today

Opening up the Qu'ran

Teaching sacred text creatively: The Adhan; Muhammad's farewell sermon


Words of Wisdom (DPRE), pp.16–21


Sacred Stories (EAT), p.3

Sacred Stories (EAT), pp.10–11

Moving on Up, pp 6–8

Islam (OURE) pp 14-19

Creativity (OURE) pp13-19


Festival


Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Adha

Using an artefact to explore Id-ul-Fitr


Special Times (DPRE), pp.17–23

Celebrations (EAT), pp.10–12


Worship


Mosque

Prayer in Islam

Meeting an imam


Special Places (DPRE), pp.17–19

Symbols of Faith (DPRE), pp.9–10

Leaders and Followers (EAT), pp.29–32


Family life


Aqiqah ceremony in Islam (birth)

Growing up and taking responsibility in Islam

Stories of belonging: Baptism; Aqiqah; Shabbat; Langar

How do people give thanks for a new baby?


Home and Family (DPRE), p.6

Home and Family (DPRE), p.9

Belonging (OURE) pp 2-7


Thankfulness (OURE) pp.8-9


Meet faith members


Yusuf Islam (conversion and commitment)

Meet Yahya – a 10-year-old Muslim


Meet Fatima (Shia) and Harris (Sunni): 11-year-olds


Meeting Yusuf (Muslim persona doll activity)


Meet Salma


Special People (DPRE), pp.18–21

Religion Around Me, (EAT), pp.26–7

Worship (EAT),
pp.30–3


Puzzling Questions (EAT), pp.6–8


Sacred Stories (EAT), pp.10–11


Codes for living/ conduct


Muslim code of conduct


Yusuf Islam – Small Kindness charity

Why should religious people give generously


Exploring Codes for Living (EAT), pp 19, 22, 25, 26

Special People (DPRE), pp.18–21

Thankfulness (OURE) pp.14-17


Art and Islam


Using art from religion: Islam


Exploring Islamic patterns


Exploring pattern and shape in Islam


Inspiring Visual RE (Primary), pp.14–15

Symbols of Faith (DPRE), pp.15–16

Islam (OURE), pp 25-30


Values


Islam: peace


What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?


Opening up Values (OURE), pp.13-18

Islam (OURE) pp25-30


Subject Leader

Representing Islam

Islam (OURE) pp31-32