Arabic

Teachers: Sheikh Yaquob and Ustatha Lara KS2 /Ustatha Manal and Ustatha  Mai -KS1

KS1: 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.

KS2: The Arabic language programme covers the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in each lesson. We use a variety of learning tools such as Fun Arabic Learning book for Years 3 and 4, and I Love Arabic book for years 5 and 6. Flashcards, games, videos, roleplays, acting and worksheets are used to develop independent learning and students’ confidence. As students progress, we introduce extra reading and writing activities.

Year 3:

  • say their names, and ask for each other’s names using masculine and feminine forms.
  • use question words: Who are you? Is this…? Who is this? Using the correct pronouns, and masculine and feminine forms.
  • read and write using textbooks and workbooks.
  • answer a variety of questions on worksheets.
  • spell key words.

 

Year 4:

  • say Arabic numbers from 1 to 100 using Snakes & Ladders.
  • say their age and ask others their age using the masculine and feminine forms.
  • read and write using textbooks and workbooks.
  • use a range of colours when describing objects.
  • spell key words.

Year 5:

  • use new vocabulary about school.
  • use verbs, nouns and adjectives in sentences.
  • form question words with the correct pronouns.
  • read and write using textbooks and workbooks.
  • use the days of the week in speaking and writing.
  • spell key words.

Year 6:

  • use country names and job titles.
  • how to say where are you from and your nationality.
  • speak more fluently through regular role-plays and picture descriptions.
  • make a vocabulary list in their textbooks for important and difficult words.
  • understand parts of speech.
  • read and speak more fluently with home-reading and class feedback.
  • spell key words.

Links to resources:

For more information about the two main series used in the school, please visit: