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 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|
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 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)
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 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.|
|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.|
We have designed a Progression Map for most subjects we teach. They outline the content we teach in each subject of our curriculum, as well as the way this builds, progressively, year on year.
Assunnah Primary School
565A High Road
The school is served by numberous routes; Seven Sisters Underground Station, then take any of the following buses: 149, 259, 279, 341, 349, 476. Bruce Grove Station, then a 2 minute walk towards Aldi Supermarket.