Assalamu Alaykum, My name is Ust. Manal. I am the year 1 teacher. I have been in this school for over 3 years (Allahamduliah). I have studied Early Childhood Education and Care as a degree to gather knowledge and experience for this role. I enjoy teaching as its a rewarding role, especially in an Islamic school. Being a teacher has a real desire to make a difference and help others succeed. Teaching leaves a lasting legacy as the children you teach today become the leaders, innovators and thinkers or tomorrow. Jazakallah khairan



This term, we will be looking at a variety of topics including The Great Fire of London. In order to help enhance your child’s learning, I suggest you visit museums such as the Museum of London or perhaps Pudding Lane in Central London.


For Numeracy this half term, children will begin by learning to how to count to 20. We will then progress on to analysing different types of Shapes and Measures as well as Money and Time.
For Literacy, the focus will be on stories with familiar settings at first. We will then move on to studying different types of information texts and poetry. For reading, we use the Read Write Inc phonics programme, which includes a daily Speed Sounds lesson, paired reading and building sentences using sounds the children have learnt. Please visit the Ruth Miskin Learning website for more information o how to support your child’s literacy at

Children will be learning to identify and label the body parts of humans and animals. We will then proceed to looking at the five different senses. This in turn will be linked to Literacy where we will use the senses for our descriptive writing.

We will begin with an introduction to the Quran and the main focus will be importance of Surah Faatihah this half term. We will also be exploring the 5 pillars of Islam and learning some of the basic duas such as when waking up in the morning.

We will begin this academic year by discussing ‘new beginnings’. This will give the children the opportunity to settle into their new school environment and enable a smooth transition from EYFS to Stage 1.


To support and enhance the learning that takes place in school, Year 1 will occasionally visit places such as museums and galleries. Letters will be sent out to parents requesting permission to take children on these trips.


PE lessons will take place every Wednesday. Please make sure your child brings a full PE kit. This includes a white top and black jogging bottoms. They should also bring a water bottle too.


Homework is very important for children at this age. Not only does it consolidate the learning that was done at school, it also provides challenge and creates a sense of responsibility. All children from Year 1 have been informed of the rules of homework. So please ensure your child follows these rules. The homework is given out every Friday and must be returned by the following Thursday morning at the very latest.

Contact information

Assunnah Primary School
565A High Road
Tottenham, London
N17 6SB

  • +44 (0)20 8350 0592

contact the headteacher:
Ustadha Hodan Yussuf

  • +44 (0)20 8350 0592

contact the Manager:
Ustadh Mohammed Yusuf

Assunnah Islamic Centre/ Assunnah Primary School
565a High Road
N17 6QS

  • Term Time Tel: +44 (0)20 8350 0592
  • Non Term Time Tel: +44 (0)20 8808 7951