Curriculum

At Assunnah Primary School we provide a well planned, broad and balanced curriculum designed to further children’s development and learning, and at the same time acknowledge their individual needs and abilities.

Our challenging curriculum encompasses a great range of both academic and Islamic studies, and taught within the Islamic context of the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah to provide children with a solid foundation in Islam. The curriculum covers several key areas:

Quran

Quran is arguably one of the strongest features of the curriculum at Assunnah Primary School. The entire school studies the Quran every morning (Tuesday to Thursday) through six different levels. Students are grouped according to ability and not age. The Quran lessons also have a built in time for reflection and contemplation over the verses.

Student are given their own copy of the Uthmaani Mushaf or Juz and are expected to develop their reading proficiency with the art of Qur’anic Recitation (Tajweed)

Level Details of Learning and Development
One & Two The first two levels cover letters and the foundational rules of reading Arabic script
Three The third level is an introduction to the Quran, where students graduate by spelling out short chapters to boost their reading proficiency
Four, Five & Six The upper three levels are more memorisation based on memorising between 5 lines (quarter page), 8 lines (half page), 15 lines (full page) and in excess of a full page of memorisation

Islamic Studies (Tafsir and Tarbiyah)

The school has specific tarbiyah classes which are held twice weekly in which matters of iman (faith) and fiqh (jurisprudence) are taught. Tarbiyah often intertwines the different Islamic Sciences together, making use of points from Quranic references, authentic hadeeth as well as famous and inspiring stories. Children are also encouraged to articulate Islamic poems and take part in singing Nasheeds to consolidate their learning and development and also to experience the beauty of Islam.

Arabic

Arabic is studied thrice weekly and is seen as a key component in building an understanding in other subjects such as Quran and Tarbiyah. We are currently teaching from the Kitaabul Asaasi Series that are known for comprehensively developing Arabic for beginners to high level (pre GCSE level of Arabic)

National Curriculum Subjects

The school offers the standard national curriculum subjects such as follows:

Subject Details of Learning and Development
Literacy Following the Ofsted OUTSTANDING Ruth Miskin (RML) curriculum across key stage one (years 1-2) and key stage two (years 3-6)
Numeracy Teaching the new national curriculum for Numeracy and using the Singapore Maths pedagogy. We are using the Maths No Problem resources to deliver the curriculum.
Thematic: Computing, History, Geography, Art Integrated curriculum subjects in which the national curriculum subjects are taught in a contextualised fashion leading to the better holistic understanding of their place in the school curriculum. Children use iPads for their computing lessons.
Science Science is now taught independently from thematic covering a wide range of topics. Throughout KS1 and KS2 children will be taught the following topics: plants, animals and humans, every day materials, seasonal changes, living things and their habitats, rocks, light, forces and magnets, states of matter, sound, electricity earth and space, evolution and inheritance.
P.E. PE is taught across both Key stages. In KS1 children PE lessons can take place in the park or at school. In KS2 children have lesson at the sports centre, in the park and swimming lesson at Northumberland Park School.
SEAL | Citizenship Integrated approach to developing the social, moral, spiritual and cultural values. British | universal values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are also developed during this approach.

Wider Learning Opportunities

Wider learning opportunities expand the learning beyond the classroom and the teacher, allowing children to grow further towards their full potential. 

Opportunity Benefits and Learning Impact
Trips Trips complement the learning in the classroom and adds the experiential dimension to the theory of what children have learnt
Holistic Assemblies (SMSC | Tarbiyah | Special Events) Assemblies reinforce the learning in the classroom and combine different aspects of daily living and struggles around the world.

Special assemblies allow children to perform and express themselves, adding to a rich learning experience

Broadening Horizons Children have the opportunity to grow their self-esteem and independence as well as develop inter-personal skills through the use of non-classroom based experiences.
Extra-Curricular
Clubs
Children can expand their learning through SAT’s booster clubs (for years 2 and 6)
School Council Children rise to the challenging task of representing their classmates; they listen to their concerns and voice recommendations and suggestions to the school’s leadership.
Parental Workshops Parents have the opportunity to join the holistic educational effort by attending a range of workshops to further develop their parenting skills, as well as curriculum knowledge to support their child’s learning and development.

 

Curriculum Map

A better understanding of the curriculum can be attained by exploring the curriculum map

Curriculum Map Spring 2015
SubjectsYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
LiteracyFiction- Character Description
Non- fiction- report Writing
Fiction Science fiction/fantasy
Non-fiction- Discussion texts
Fiction- poetry
Non-fiction- persuasive writing
Fiction- poetry
Non-Fiction- Arguments
NumeracyData handling, multiplication and division, mental maths, shapes and symmetry and fractions Number place value, mental addition and subtraction, written addition and mental subtraction, measures and shape, mental multiplication and division Fractions, long and short multiplications and division,
areas and measurements
Multiplication, word problems, number sequences, number equations, writing formula, using squre and prime numbers, mirror lines, classifying quadrilatrals and triangles.
TarbiyyahProphet Musa (AS)
and duas
Prophets Dawud and Suleyman (As) and various duas Prophet Shu’aib (AS) and various duas Adab and Akhlaq, Fiqh of Zakat
TafsirSuratul Qurash and Suratul FeelSurah Ash- Shams and Al- BaladSurah al- Qaariah
Al- Aadiyaat
Al- Zalzalah
Topic – Geography, History, Art and ComputingOceans and seas Oceans and seas Mountains and rivers EarthDinosaursWorld War 2
ScienceForcesRocksPredators and preyLiving things and their habitats Reversible and irreversible changes
P.E.GamesGamesGamesSports GamesSports GamesSports Games
SEAL/CitizenshipGood to be me and Healthy Lifestyles Good to be me and Healthy Lifestyles Good to be me and Healthy Lifestyles Good to be me and how do rules and laws affect us.
Curriculum Map Summer 2015
SubjectsYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
LiteracyRML BOOK 4 SATs revisionPoems and explanation.Plays and dialogue. Non-chronological reports. Adventure stories and Persuasive writing. Classic Fiction
Short Stories
Persuasive writing
Fictitious stories
Formal writing
Biography
NumeracyFractions, addition, subtraction, time, shapes, multiplications and division. SATs revision Money, measurements and dataMultiplication and division, area. Perimeter and coordinates. Fractions, decimals and length. Shape, symmetry and angles. Place value, Decimal
Angles & Polygons
Fractions and subtractions
Shapes
Data handling
Problem solving
TarbiyyahBattle of Uhud
The prayer times and the units (rakhats).

The battle of Al-Ahzab.
Unit of prayer and complete prayer.

Duas- sleeping, waking upAnxiety dua and names of AllahProphets Dawud and Suleyman (as)
Actions of the Heart:
Al-Tawwkul
Repentance
At-Taqwa
Modesty – al-Haya
Al-dhikr – Remembrance of Allah
Allah’s Names:
Al-Rahman and Ar-Rahim
Al-Malik
Al-Rab
Al-Hay and al-Qayyum
Al-Ghafir and al-Ghafur
Al-Aleem and al-Khabeer
Aalim al-Ghaib was-Shahaadah

Dua:
For one in distress

Fiqh of Sawm and Hajj
40 ahadith of Nawawi
TafsirRevision on al-Kauthar,
al-Ma’oon
Al-hoomazah, Tafseer: al-Bayyinah
Tafseer: al-Qadr
Tafseer: al-Alaq
Tafseer: al-Teen
Tafseer: al-Aadiyaat
Tafseer: al-Zalzalah

Tafseer: al-Bayyinah
Tafseer: al-Qadr

Tafsir – Al-baniyyah
Al-Qadr
Tafseer: al-Bayyinah
Tafseer: al-Qadr
Tafseer: al-Alaq
Tafseer: al-Teen
Tafseer: al-Kahf
Topic – Geography, History, Art and ComputingTopic- Animals and Pets
Mammals, British birds, exotic birds, and fishes from all sea and oceans. The African savannah and what fossils are and how they are made.
Topic-Animals: sorting animals, dangerous animals, history of working animals
Art: Making masks, camouflage, textures, patterns.
Topic- Mini beasts- pond life.
Junk Modelling, investigating the pond environment, habitats of animals.
Topic- Rivers and coasts
Art- river art inspired by Monet.
Journey of rivers.
Coasts- where the land meets the sea.
Dinosaurs species of the Mesozoic Era with very practical and engaging activities.
Visit to the Natural History Museum.
Mountains
Victorians
A sense of place (continued from last term)
Multimedia presentation
ScienceAnimal body parts
Farm animals, carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Grouping animals and pets.
Healthy humans: healthy eating, keeping clean, food groupsLife cycle of frogs and the ecology systemLiving things and their habitats. Living things and their habitatAdaptation
Stars, Sun & Moon
P.E.Preparation for Sports dayPreparation for Sports dayPreparation for Sports daySwimming
Preparation for Sports day
Swimming
Preparation for Sports day
Swimming
Preparation for Sports day
SEAL/CitizenshipRelationships & ChangesRelationships & ChangesRelationships & ChangesRelationships & ChangesRelationships & ChangesRelationships & Changes

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Curriculum Overview