Year 3 - What is Salah?

As part of our RE, we having begun to learn about the Muslim faith and the 5 pillars of Islam. Today, we focused on the second pillar which was ‘Salah’ meaning prayer.  We discussed how Muslims pray 5 times a day and how they have to face the East, towards Mecca, when praying. Thinking on her feet, Miss McManus raided the RE boxes and found a prayer mat, a compass as well as some Muslim attire. 


We then discussed going to the mosque and what would be worn and why. Here are some of the children modelling the clothing. They learnt why some women covered their hair and faces as well why men wore the baggy clothing. 


It it was a great lesson and one I’m sure the children won’t forget!