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Our topic for the Summer term is 'The Golden Age of Islam'. We will be finding out about the Islamic Golden Age (from the 7th century to the mid-13th century) when Muslim rulers made one of the largest empires in history. We will explore how during this period, artists, engineers, scholars, poets, philosophers, geographers and traders in the Islamic world contributed to agriculture, the arts, economics, industry, law, literature,, philosophy, sciences and technology. At this time the Muslim world became a major Centre for science, philosophy, medicine and education. We will be researching the ancient city of Baghdad where they established the “House of Wisdom“, where teachers, both Muslim and non-Muslim, gathered and translated all the world’s knowledge into Arabic. Many ideas from Greece and Rome would have been forgotten  but they were translated into Arabic. We will also spend some time researching everyday life in the Islamic empire. In RE we will find out more about the religion of Islam including Islam in the modern world.

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