Assalaam aalikum,

Dear parents,

We were learning about the following topics:

These are the independent tasks recordings this term:

Children were learning about describing a character in a sentence, using adjectives, spacing their words and starting their sentences with capital letters.
They have learned how to add captions after sequencing the events in the fairy tale: Red Riding Hood.
They write instructions about brushing teeth and making playdough, using imperative verbs (bossy verbs) and bullet points.
They have been introduced to non-fiction books and they wrote a food entry, using headings, captions, the ‘did you know?’ box and they labelled as well as adding pictures with labels.

Week 4 (18th November):

Children learnt about adding 1, 2 and 3 to a two-digit number, using their knowledge of the number bonds and doubles to 10. You can have a go at the challenge bellow with your child to stretch their learning:

Friendship and anti-bullying week:

We would like to thank all the parents who have supported the children to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of friendship and caring for others. The prophet peace be upon him has encouraged us to look after each other and to be generous and kind towards people we love and those who are in need. He has been a great role model throughout his life on how to show kindness, compassion, mercy and gratitude. Whenever he received a gift he would give back a better one. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

 “Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished.” 

Words are powerful tools that could make or break individuals as well as friendships. We must encourage our children to think twice before uttering words. Our beloved was very specific about advising us to hold our tongue and hands from harming others. He said:

 “The best among you is the one who doesn’t harm others with his tongue and hands.” Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Let’s keep his advice and cherish his hadiths!

Islamic Assembly project:

At the end of this half term, there will be an Islamic assembly whereby the children are going to present the information they have learnt about our topic: World pioneer universities.

Please help your child to create a poster about their university, looking for the following:
The country where it is located, the date it was founded, its founder, the topics that are studied there, the famous people who attended the university, and its current state.
Feel free to include: pictures, maps, diagrams and drawings, models of the universities, stressing the Islamic architectures and geometric designs as well as looking at customs and the way people were dressed up.

It is important that your child gets involved in the research process so please accompany them to the library and encourage them also to search online. They would need to use all the information they find out in a presentation to share during our assembly on the last week of this half term.

Al Qarwiyyin University  (Fez) Azzaytuna University (Tunis) Al Azhar University (Cairo) Al-Nizamiyya University (Baghdad)
Aisha Zayd Rayyan Zainab
Rayan Aalia Mohid Yahya
Aliyah Haaniya Ubaydah Inayah
Hammad Ibrahim    

Happy searching and creating!

Week 5 learning (25th November) :

Children will be learning to:

In Maths

1.Compare and order numbers to 20

2.Recognise coins and know values (up to £2)

3.Begin to make amounts in pence

4.Understand teen numbers are 10 and some 1s

In English:

Children will study the book: Wheels, Wings and other Things, focusing on learning:

1. How information texts are organised and how to use a knowledge grid to record information that they know, will learn and those they want to find about.

How to use an index in a book to find out the information they need and they will create their own information page.


Grammar focus:
1. Write, leaving spaces between words

2. Write in sentences

3.Use question marks 

4. Use grammatical terminology

Here is an aspect of grammar that you can support your child with:

Jumbled sentences:

Jazak Allah khair for your continuous support!

Ust Saida