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Lesson Objective: To identify the 5 K’s 


Success Criteria: 


  • I can recognise and name the five K’s  

  • I can recognise and name the five K’s & say why they are important to Sikhs  

  • I can say why Guru Gobind Singh is a special person to Sikhs 


Key Vocabulary

Khalsa - The Sikh community of men and women is known as the Khalsa which means the 'Community of the Pure'. 

Baptise - a symbol of becoming a member of the church/religion. 

Amrit - a celebration with sugar and water used to welcome someone into Sikhism.  

Guru - Teacher 

Vaisakhi - Vaisakhi is a spring festival which happens on the 13 or 14 April every year. 

Commitment – a pledge or promise. 


Activity 1:  


Pronounce and read the meaning of the key words.  


Activity 2

Be prepared to answer questions about why the Guru was showing the crowd that there was blood on his sword. *He was testing their commitment to this new religion. * 


Read through the Story of Guru Gobind Singh and the Khalsa. 


Activity 3:  


Read what the Five Ks are and what they symbolise. 


Activity 4


Watch this video about the Five Ks. 


Task: Can you link the idea of the 5 Ks to any other religions that show their religion through what they wear?  


Activity 5:  



1. Draw Mr Singh. 

2. Then, label The Five Ks on Mr Singh.  

(Kesh- uncut hair; Kangha- a wooden comb; Kara- a steel bangle; Kirpan- steel sword; Kachera- cotton undershorts) 


3. Is there anything you wear that is important to you? Why is it important to you? Finish these sentences in your book.  


I wear _______.  

It is important to me because ______. 

The Five Ks Lesson slides to follow