Arabic

Teachers: Ustatha Lara-KS2 and Ustatha Nour/Ustatha Manal and Ustatha Chyma-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.

 

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 Ø£  to Ù‡Ø§Ø¡ and revise all the Arabic words related to their letters.

Revise the Arabic songs and the stories.

  • The Arabic program aims to enable students to:

     

    • Learn more classroom commands and ask simple questions in Arabic
    • Learn the Alphabet, first words and pictures Ùˆ-ÙŠ and revise previous letters
    • Listen to stories related to Ùˆ-ÙŠ 
    • Sing with teacher/tape songs related to Ùˆ-ÙŠ  
    • Teach the children how to read the joining letters to make words
    • Start to read the letters with fatha.

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xWk80-MsA4

 

 

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:

    • Revising from “Fun Arabic Learning - Reception Level”, the children would read and write short sentences, using the learnt vocabulary and some new words on the following topics:

      • Learning Ùˆ and ÙŠ letters with their shapes and short vowels.
      • Days of the week: connecting them with simple activities done on different days.
      • Basic colours: Describe masculine objects with colours.
      • Numbers 1 - 10 : Count different objects around the classroom.
      • Food: express likes and dislikes of food items.
      • Sing the nasheed "الحواس الخمس

 

 

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:

  • Working on the book “Fun Arabic Learning 1”The Arabic lessons aim to enable students to:

    • The children are going to:

      • Revise/learn colours as adjectives and use them with first words correctly in both masculine/feminine forms.
      • Continue on the reading scheme; read Arabic letters with short/long vowels sukun, shada and Tanween, applied to common words.
      • Apply the definite article (the) ال to the first words and other words. Practise reading ال with sun and moon letters.
      • Learn about, discuss, read and write new vocabulary in the Self and Family topics.
      • Learn some basic open- and close-ended questioning methodologies, used in simple dialogues related to colours, self and family for first, second and third forms.
      • The days of the week.

 

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: