Assalamu Aleykum Warahtullah Wabarakatu, I wish you all a rejuvenating break. Alhamdulillah we have smoothly completed Spring 1 by the grace of Allah SW and Insha Allah this short break would hopefully energise us for the upcoming Spring 2.

Issues and Reminders

Homework

It has come to my attention few pupils are not taking homework seriously and not completing the set tasks within the specified or allocated time. Homework is important: It improves your child’s thinking and memory. It helps your child develop positive study skills and habits that will serve him or her well throughout life. Please make sure you allocate some time in your busy schedule to double check your child’s homework. I have set them three writing tasks with success criteria to complete this half term holidays, a dairy entry, a letter, and a newspaper report.

Reading

As we all know reading is important, and it helps improve children’s vocabulary, communication, and grammar skills, it ultimately improves their writing skills as well. It is important to teach your child the value of reading, so they will grow to practice it often and value their ability to do so. Subhan Allah. the first word of the Qur’an revealed to the Prophet (SAW) was Read “Proclaim (or Read) In the name of your Lord and Cherisher, Who created…” 96:1 Let us aspire to be a community of readers Insha Allah.

Coming up in Spring! Insha Allah

In English, lessons will be based on a book called Journey to Joburg. This is the story of strive, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa’s apartheid. Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her younger brother Tiro run away from their grandmother to Johannesburg to find their mother, who works there as a maid. Their journey illustrates at every turn the grim realities of apartheid – the pass laws, bantustans, racism, the breakdown of family life. The opulence of the white “Madam’s” house contrasts starkly with the reality that Naledi and Tiro face –

By Ustadha Hodan