Arabic

Teacher: Ustadha Rihab

Teaching Assistant: Ustadha  Manal 

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.
  • Read letters, first word and pictures (أ - ي).
  • Notice letters’ names and sounds with the Fat'ha, Kasra, and Dama vowel (advanced students).
  • Notice different shapes of letters at the beginning, middle and end of words (advanced students).
  • Practice the first names with “this" in masculine/feminine form  هذا/هـذه
  • The main books are Fun Arabic Learning (FAL) Reception textbook and workbook.

 

Year 1:

Year 1 has 3 Arabic lessons/week; the Arabic program aims to transitions pupils smoothly into basic reading and writing stage. Main objectives are:

  • Develop basic speaking skills for simple dialogue, with a focus on pronouns of the individual speaker.
  • Read Arabic letters with short and long vowels, shad'da, tanween and moon/sun letters.
  • Connect the letters to formulate words and short sentences.
  • Learn about 150 new frequently used words.
  • The main books are Fun Arabic Learning (FAL) First level textbook and workbook. Igraa flash cards support gradual reading skills are used as an extra reading resource.
  • Introduce oneself, family, and friends using basic simple dialogues, and expressing love of family.

 

Year 2:

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

  • Develop basic speaking skills for simple dialogue, with a focus on pronouns of the individual speaker, addressee, and absentee.
  • Respond to questions of likes/dislikes answering yes/no.
  • Read Arabic letters with short and long vowels, shad'da, tanween and moon/sun letters.
  • Connect the letters to formulate words and short sentences, writing properly on the line.
  • Learn about 150 new frequently used words, with distinction between masculine and feminine forms.
  • The main books are Fun Arabic Learning (FAL) First level textbook and workbook and Igraa flash cards to support gradual reading.
  • Introduce oneself, family, and friends using basic simple dialogues, and expressing love of family.

 

Year 3:

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

  • Learn about 220 new words in their masculine/feminine forms, topics are objects in the classroom, colours, cloths, my body, my age, food, home, toys, hobbies and talk about me.
  • Read and write short sentences, pronouns of the individual speaker, addressee, and absent.
  • Learn some basic open and closed ended questioning methodologies, used in simple dialogues.
  • Talk about self, single addressee, and third person - Describing name, age, residence, and favorite colour, food, drink and hoppy.
  • The main books are Fun Arabic Learning (FAL) Level 2 textbook and workbook, units 1 - 3.

 

Year 4:

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

  • Learn new vocabulary in their masculine/feminine forms, topics are school life family and jobs daily routine, food, time, seasons, days of the week, Eid festivals and holidays.
  • Understand the same information presented in a first, second and third persons’ forms.
  • Use of an increasing variety of phrases and sentence patterns with some accuracy.
  • Read passages with an average length of 7 short lines clearly and with some expression.
  • Write linked sentences, showing some grasp of order and progression.
  • The main resources are “I Love Arabic 2” text book and workbook.

 

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, topics are food, time, seasons, days of the week, Eid festivals, describe home/room’s, shopping, health, play time, animals, travel and holidays.
  • 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 2/3” 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, topics are hobbies, time, residence, shopping, food, health, play time, animals, travel and holidays.
  • 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.

 

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