Issue 20 Summer 1 2023
Assalamu alaykum and welcome back to theS Summer term. The children have now completed the third week of the summer term and are working hard to master their learning for this year.
We have had a few bank holidays this year therefore it is absolutely important that your child is in school every single day. Missing even one day of school has an impact on children’s education.
Value of the Term
This term the children are focusing on being a Muslim with good character and manners just like our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Good manners hold significant importance in Islam as we know that our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was praised within the Quran for his outstanding character. [68:4] Similarly, Islam places great emphasis on cultivating good character and etiquette from a young age, therefore, here at Iqra we try our utmost best to instill praiseworthy qualities within the children such as being sincere, truthful, kind, friendly, clean and equitable each and everyday regardless of one’s colour, faith or choices. These teachings are learnt by looking at examples within the Sunnah, videos, role play and classroom discussions and activities.
SATS Week KS2
This week children in Year 6 were busy completing their SATs exams. SATs are the end of KS2 exams that all children must take in the UK.
Year 6 were treated to a special breakfast every morning and given a lot of encouragement for their big day.
Finally, once the SATs were over, the children enjoyed a special treat of chicken and chips on Friday to mark the end of their exams.
Although the SATs may be over the learning will continue. Year 6 will be working on their writing which they will have to submit for assessment at the end of June. Children will also be reading for pleasure, engaging in drama, preparing for Year 7, and developing their understanding of the world.
Just before the end of the Spring Term, classes put on performances to celebrate Ramadan and Eid.
Years 4 and 5 put on a very special production of plays which were performed at Omnibus Theatre with parents in the audience.
Nursery all the way through to Year 6 performed plays, recited poems on a number of different themes such as patience and the blessings of Ramadan.
St Andrews Visit
St. Andrews school visited Year 4 this term. This is a part of a joint collaboration that Iqra Primary school has with other schools of different faiths. The aim of the project is to get to know children from other backgrounds better and to appreciate and respect similarities and differences.
The children had a great time in which they played a number of games together, designed a T-Shirt and listened to a story about the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him.
Charity Dinner and Iqra award
Just before the end of Ramadan, we shared 100 medjoul dates with our neighbours opposite who appreciated the gesture.
Iqra also attended a charity dinner held by Madam Mayor where we also gifted dates for 100 guests. The school was awarded with a certificate in recognition of special contributions to community and local people.
Parking is becoming an increasing concern with more and more parents parking illegally. We have sent reminders for parents not to park where they are blocking driveways, and not to park on the zig zag lines in front of the school.
The worst place to park is the residential car park next to the school. Parents coming in and out have to consider that this is next to a school entrance and they are endangering the lives of small children who often run past or ride past on scooters without looking.
Please keep our children safe by parking considerately.