Our challenging curriculum encompasses a great range of both academic (National Curriculum) 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 is underpinned and driven by an understanding and proactive response to:
The school’s distinctive ethos as Islamic primary school; and the culture of the school population and community. Values are principles that guide behaviour. At Assunnah, adults are encouraged to model values and to give time for reflective practices. We believe that this empowers individuals to be effective learners and good citizens.
Our Islamic Values-based education underpins our work to actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures. A rounded programme of assemblies and events promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right and what is wrong.
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|
Arabic is studied 3 hours a weekly and is seen as a key component in building an understanding in other subjects such as Quran and Tarbiyah.
We believe languages should be accessible for all students. Our Level 1/Level 2 and Pre- GCSE Arabic curriculum has been developed to help students of all abilities progress and develop a passion for languages, through culturally engaging content. We’ve listened to feedback from the languages community and have developed an engaging and inspirational course of study that will enable your students to manipulate and use the target language effectively, independently and creatively, so that they have a solid basis from which to progress to GCSE.
The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
learning opportunities expand the learning beyond the classroom and the teacher, allowing children to grow further towards their full potential.
Trips: Trips complement the learning in the classroom and adds the experiential dimension to the theory of what children have learnt
Holistic Assemblies (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.
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: to find out what we will be learning about in class, please view our Curriculum Long Term Maps
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.