Year 9 get a taste of teaching Year 6 in Religious Studies!
3rd May 2018
Year 9 experienced what it’s like to be in their teachers’ shoes this week as Year 6 visited a Religious Studies lesson.
Year 6 were taught about Islam by the pupils in small groups and they used a wide range of activities including an interactive quiz in a Who Wants to be a Millionaire format! One of the Year 9’s involved commented “I really enjoyed working with Year 6 – they say the best way to learn something is to teach it.”
The lesson was part of a Year 9 assessment following a unit of work about Islam, where they were required to teach some of the main beliefs about one of the world’s largest religions in a fun and engaging way.
Both groups of pupils were praised for their ability to recognise negative stereotypes and inappropriate media coverage about Islam. By the end of the lesson all pupils showed a good understanding of the key beliefs and there were some in-depth and informed discussion about extremism, and a Year 6 said that they had “learnt lots of new facts!”