Arabic

Teacher: Ustadha Manal

Teaching Assistant: Ustadha  Mai

Welcome to our Arabic home page. We have so much pleasure in delivering Modern Standard Arabic lessons to all the school. The children are amazing, they learn so much and love Arabic Language.

الحمد لله they also have so much Arabic input from outside the lessons from Quraan teaching, Salat time and assemblies.

In all lessons, the classroom projector, board, letters poster, mini boards, play dough, colouring sheets, scissors, glue, letters puzzles and flash cards are used in emphasis of lessons taught as appropriate - giving children as much choice as possible. The out lines for our Arabic program are:

 

Reception:

Reception class has 3 Arabic lessons/week; the Arabic program aims to:

  • Assist students with settling down in school routine and expose them to Arabic language in a pleasant and loving manner.
  • Orally learn greetings, to introduce self and some vocabulary of colours, food, body and food.
  • Settle in school routine and enjoy the Arabic lessons.
  •  Learn to reply greeting and introduce self, some classroom command and colours vocabulary.
  • Learn letters’ names and sounds with fat'ha vowel (أ - خ) .
  • Sing  letters’ songs with teacher/tape (أ – خ).
  • Learn the first words (أ – خ)
  • Write letters   (أ - خ) in free space from right to left.

Year 1:

Year 1 has 2 Arabic lessons/week; the Arabic program aims to transitions pupils smoothly into basic reading and writing stage. Main objectives are:

    • Teaches of more classroom commands.
    • Provide regular revision of all letters with fatha vowel.
    • Teaches letters (أ – خ  ) with fatha, dhama and kasra sounds.
    • Learn words showing example of those letters in different position in words, in topics of body, family and food.
    • Site read the first words (أ – خ  ).
    • Link the first words to masculine/feminine forms (هذا/هذه).
    • Sing the letters’ songs independently (أ - خ).
    • Learn colours and use them to describe the first words.

Year 2:

Year 2 has 2 Arabic lessons/week; the Arabic program aims to emphasize and revise basic reading and writing skills, focusing on:

  •  Revise letters with short vowels and connect them to make words.
  • Independently and fluently read words with short vowels.
  • Learn letters with long vowels and connect them to make words.
  • Learn all first words with “this” for masculine/feminine forms.
  • Ask/answer “what is this?” applied to first words and surrounding objects.
  • Revise colours and use them to describe the first words.

Year 3:

Year 3 has 2 Arabic lessons/week; the Arabic program aims to:

  • Introduce family members and express love for them, correctly for masculine and feminine forms.
  • Introduce friends, correctly for masculine and feminine forms.
  • Talk about and write about activities to do with family and friends.
  • Ask and answer “what does… do?” correctly for masculine and feminine forms.
  • Learn questions “are you …” and answer with yes, and no

Year 4:

Year 4 has 2 Arabic lessons /week; the Arabic program should enable students to:

  • Use colours as an adjective correctly for  masculine/feminine nouns.
  • Learn the story of “The duck and the frog” where they play snap with cards. They learn vocabulary of the            game and revise colours.
  • Spell all new words.
  • Learn units about objects in classroom, colours, cloths and body.
  • Practise the above vocabulary correctly for masculine and feminine forms.
  • Ask/answer simple questions.
  • Independently write some short sentences about topics learnt, and spell key words.
  • Use colours as an adjective correctly for  masculine/feminine nouns.
  • Learn the story of “The duck and the frog” where they play snap with cards. They learn vocabulary of the game and revise colours.
  • Spell all new words.

 

Year 5:

Year 5 has 2 Arabic lessons /week; the Arabic program aims to enable students to:

  • Learn new vocabulary and their masculine/feminine forms, topic is, describe home/room.
  • Understand and talk with increased confidence, initiate conversation, and volunteer information.
  • Read dialogues and passages about the topics learnt clearly, independently and with expression.
  • Progress to reading passages with an average length of 12 short lines clearly and with expression.
  • Find/change nouns, verbs and pronouns, replacing them to make different sentences.
  • Change some details and the outcomes of the short stories read, making similar or opposite sentences.
  • The main resources are “I Love Arabic 2” text books and workbooks.

 

Year 6:

Year 6 has 2 Arabic lessons /week; the Arabic program aims to enable students to:

  • Learn new vocabulary and their masculine/feminine forms, topic is hobbies.
  • Read passages with an average length of 15 short lines clearly and express opinions and feelings, using an increasing variety of phrases and sentence patterns.
  • Ask for, understand and communicate simple, personal and factual information clearly.
  • Respond to poetry, stories and factual material by referring to aspects they like/do not like.
  • Write linked sentences, showing grasp of order and progression and some awareness of the reader and form.
  • Spell familiar words accurately and, on the whole, punctuation is accurate. Handwriting is legible and work is appropriately presented.
  • The main text book is “I Love Arabic 3” text book and workbook.

 

Links to resources:

 

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