A little bit of history

Guru Gobind Singh born Gobind Rai, was the tenth Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher. 

Among his notable contributions to Sikhism, are founding the Sikh warrior community called Khalsa in 1699 and introducing the Five Ks, the five articles of faith that Khalsa Sikhs wear at all times. Guru Gobind Singh also continued the formalisation of the religion, wrote important Sikh texts, and enshrined the scripture the Guru Granth Sahib as Sikhism’s eternal Guru.

Nursery and Reception listened to the story of Guru Govind Singh’s lifetime, all the significant things that he did which showed courage. The children then had a go at identifying the 5 K’s by drawing and labelling them.

Reception looked closely at the designs on the marble used to build the Golden temple. They had a go at recreating a marble pillar using acrylic paints. The designs were really intricate and quite difficult to re-create, but the children didn’t give up!