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 level introduces the Arabic language in a in a pleasant and loving manner; it focuses on teaching the alphabet and developing oracy skills through pictures and rhymes. The Arabic program aims to enable students to:

Revise the letters from أ  to خ and revise all the Arabic words related to their letters.

Revise the Arabic songs and the stories.

  • Teach them how to say: I need a toilet- I want to drink- make a circle- stand up and sit down.
  • Teach them the letter  د and words related to the letter, sing the song, a story.
  • Teach them the  letter ذ and words related to this letter, sing the song and tell them a story related to the letter.
  • Teach them the  letter ر and words related to this letter, sing the song related to this letter and tell them a story.
  • Teach the children the  letter ز and words related to the letter for example زهرة … song and story related to the letter.
  • Teach the children the  letter س, words, song and story.
  • Teach the children the  letter ش, words, song and story.
  • Quraan:
  • G1 surat al-Nas,   surat al-Falaq and surat al-Iklas.
  • G2 surat al- Fatiha and al-nas.

 

 

Year 1

  • The Arabic program revises the alphabet and develops oracy skills through pictures and rhymes. The main teaching resources are Fun Arabic Learning - Reception textbook/workbook, flashcards and videos, it aims to enable students to:

    • Use more classroom commands.
    • Provide regular revision of all letters with fatha vowel and first words, and connect them to make words.
    • Learn/revise words starting with letters with fatha, dhama and kasra sounds (أ – ز  ). Children would get used to the concepts of those short vowels with more practice.
    • Use the words learnt above to initiate simple conversation of short sentences, in topics of body, family and food.
    • Write some of the words above correctly on the line.
    • Sing the “letters’ songs” fluently (أ - ز)

 

Year 2:

The Arabic program fills the gap in students’ basic reading and writing skills. The main teaching resources are Fun Arabic Learning 1- textbook and workbook, flashcards and videos, it aims to enable students to:

  • Learn/revise letters with short vowels and connect them to make words.
  • Independently and fluently read words with short vowels and long vowels.
  • Learn all first words with “this” for masculine/feminine forms.
  • Ask/answer “what is this?” applied to first words and surrounding objects.
  • Practise introducing self and others.
  • Learn about playing in the park, meeting friends and greeting them.
  • Revise colours and use them to describe objects in the classroom and sing a song about colours.

 

Year 3:

The Arabic program builds basic conversation, reading and writing skills. The main teaching resources are the last two units of Fun Arabic Learning 1- textbook and workbook, flashcards and videos; it aims to enable students to:

Learn/revise and talk about introducing one, friends and family.

  • Finish a unit about my friends where they talk about things friends do together.
  • Learn/revise previous lesson about the name of the days of the week, the name of the months and the number from 1 to 100.
  • Start unit 1 from  Fun Arabic Learning 2- textbook and workbook, flashcards and videos; it aims to enable students to:
  • Finish worksheets about the topic “object in the classroom”
  • Practise using the above vocabulary correctly for masculine and feminine forms for topics.
  • Ask/answer simple questions about objects learnt.
  • Write sentences about the topics learnt, and spell key words.

 

 

Year 4:

The Arabic program initiates students into speaking and reading fluently, and write longer sentences independently. The main teaching resources are Unit 7 “My age” and Unit 8 “Snakes and Ladders” of Fun Arabic Learning 2 - textbook and workbook, flashcards and videos; it aims to enable students to:

 

  • Finish worksheets about the topic “My age” and “Snakes and Ladders”.
  • Learn/revise previous units about objects in classroom, colours, clothes and body.
  • Practise using the vocabulary with correct masculine and feminine forms for “My age” and “Snakes and Ladders” topics.
  • Ask/answer simple questions about “My age” and “Snakes and Ladders” topics using first, second and third person forms.
  • Write sentences about the topics learnt, and spell key words.
  • Continue the five senses song.

 

 

Year 5:

The Arabic program practices longer texts where students read independently, answer questions and make similar sentences. The main teaching resources are Unit 8 “ In the Morning” and Unit 9 “ The food”  of I love Arabic 2- textbook and workbook, Fun Arabic Learning 2- textbook and videos; it aims to enable students to:

  • Learn/revise basic vocabulary and their masculine/feminine forms about daily routine.
  • Talk about the “The food”  topic discussing likes/dislikes of food.
  • Change the information between first, second and third persons’ forms.
  • Read passages with an average length of 7 short lines clearly, independently and with expression.
  • Find nouns, verbs and pronouns and use them in different sentences.
  • Write coherent short paragraph, showing some grasp of order and progression.

Continue an Arabic song about Mazin and procrastination.

 

 

Year 6:

Students will practise reading longer text independently, and make stories of the pictures they see. The main teaching resources are Unit 3 “ What is the time?” and Unit 4 “ Where do you live?” of I love Arabic 3 - textbook and workbook, and videos; it aims to enable students to:

  • Learn and revise new vocabulary and their masculine/feminine forms, topics are Hobbies, Time and Residence.
  • Clearly read passages with an average length of 15 short lines 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/dislike.
  • Write connected sentences with correct punctuation, showing some grasp of order and progression and showing some awareness of the reader and form. Handwriting is legible and work is appropriately presented.
  • Spell familiar words accurately.
  • Find nouns, verbs and pronouns, and use them in different sentences with correct inflection.
  • Write similar experiences.
  • Learn to look up the meaning of difficult words online.

 

 

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