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Look at the common exception words.
I have written five common exception words below, but all the letters are jumbled up. Can you work out what the words are?
Watch yesterday’s lesson again to recap what a fronted adverbial is. You not need to write the sentences today. Just listen to Mr Cheshire’s examples.
When you have watched the video you need to have a go at these questions.
Your task today is to read through the information that provides you with an introduction to the religion of Sikhism. A video has also been provided for further information. We would then like you to set five questions for your friends or family to answer based on the religion of Sikhism.
If you are a follower of Sikhism yourself, we would like you to describe the experience of worship within a Gurdwara in your own words. This would be very helpful for those who have never step foot in a Gurdwara before.
Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak around 500 years ago in a place called the Punjab. This is an area which spans part of India and Pakistan in South Asia today.
What do Sikhs believe?
Sikhs believe in one God who guides and protects them. They believe everyone is equal before God. Sikhs believe that your actions are important and you should lead a good life. They believe the way to do this is:
Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism. Guru means ‘Teacher’.
Sikhism is still based on his teachings and those of the nine Sikh Gurus who followed him.
The Five Ks
The Sikh community of men and women is known as the Khalsa which means the 'Community of the Pure'.
In order to become a Sikh and join the Khalsa, people need to follow the Five Ks.
Kesh- Uncut hair as a mark of holiness and submission to God's will.
Kanga- This is a small wooden comb in the hair as a sign of cleanliness.
Kacchera- Kacchera is short cotton underwear, more practical for daily life than the traditional dhoti worn in India.
Kara- This is a steel bracelet that they wear as a reminder that they are connected to God.
Kirpan- This is a steel sword, for protection.
What is the Sikh holy book?
The Sikh holy book is called the Guru Granth Sahib. The tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, said that after him there would be no other living gurus. Instead, Sikhs could look at their holy book for guidance. This is why Sikhs call their holy book a Guru.
The Guru Granth Sahib is a collection of lessons from the ten gurus as well as Sikh, Hindu and Muslim saints. It is written in Punjabi and is greatly respected by all Sikhs as the living word of God. It is kept on a raised platform under a canopy in the Sikh place of worship. All Sikhs take off their shoes when they are near it.
Where do Sikhs worship?
The Sikh place of worship is called a Gurdwara which means 'Gateway to the Guru'. A Gurdwara is any building where the Guru Granth Sahib is kept.
In the UK, Sikhs usually go to the Gurdwara on Sundays. During the services they listen to teachings based on the Guru Granth Sahib. They also chant and say prayers from the gurus. These are called Keertan.
The service ends in a langar (a shared meal). Everyone is welcome to share the meal.
Now have a go at the quiz that can be found at the bottom of the link provided below to see how much you have learnt about Sikhism.