The symbol of Sikhism - the Kanda, created on circular wooden blocks
The symbol of Sikhism- Kandha - created using paint
The Sikh sword, created in paint

This week we have been celebrating the religion of Sikhism. During RE we learnt about the 5 K’s and their significance to a Sikh.  We then transferred our knowledge to create pieces of Art. 

The 5 Ks taken together symbolise that the Sikh who wears them has dedicated themselves to a life of devotion and submission to the Guru.

The 5 Ks are 5 physical symbols worn by Sikhs who have been initiated into the Khalsa.

The five Ks are:

  • Kesh (uncut hair)
  • Kara (a steel bracelet)
  • Kanga (a wooden comb)
  • Kaccha - also spelt, Kachh, Kachera (cotton underwear)
  • Kirpan (steel sword)