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To me these questions are aimed at higher level responses than 3 to 4 - which are in reality upper primary levels. I would say that identifying the 5Ks as items of faith and showing a simplistic understanding of their meaning would be L3. Describing Sikh beliefs and how they link to the 5Ks would be L4. Once you start to talk about how wearing the 5Ks might impact on the life of a Sikh you are heading towards L5 (depending on the detail of pupils explanation). If they do all this and are then going on to talk about the challenge of belonging to a religion or making meaningful comparisons with other faiths you could be looking at L6.
I would say you need to look at the wording of your level descriptors and use these in your phrasing of the task. I have some generic RE ones- if you need some PM me an email address
OK simple levels
lvl 2 - name the 5k's
lvl 3- describe the 5ks and what they are for
level 4 - explain why each of the 5ks are important ( eg the 'what do you wear which is special to you? maybe explain why is it special' task)
level 5 - analyse the beliefs - ie your task of 'What problems could a Sikh person face practising one of the 5ks'
Level 6+ synthesising etc (see blooms)
If this is for an observation you need to ensure there is AFL clear, eg give them part of an answer and in groups suggest how they could improve the answer/mark it and level someone else's work.
Also try to show what progress they have made that lesson (use info from the starter to link back to the end of the lesson)
hope that made some sense!
*puts on his obs hat*
here being the difference between what we plan and what the kids can do for obs
how are you going to show they can
khan102 pupils to describe the 5ks and explain why they wear them
if this was me facing the obs and doing the 5 ks in the way you were thinking
starter quick card sort of the 5 k's, eg image, key word, and description
main 1 - yours would be fine as it shows your own style of teaching
main 2 - give the kids a exam question to mark about the 5 ks based around your question...questions to look at how could the answer be made better, whats good, what is poor (eg don't use key terms)
end of lesson name the 5 ks, give a post it note with 'Sikhs wear (name a 5k) because....
or for your G +t group...why might wearing the 5ks in the UK be difficult for a Sikh,
Is it usual to concentrate on the problems that Sikhs have on wearing the 5Ks or why wearing the 5Ks might be difficult? Doesn't that present religion and the community in a negative light?
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