Hadith of the week
Aws ibn Aws reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the best of your days is Friday. Adam was created on it, on it he died, on it the trumpet will be blown, and on it the shout will be made.
Thus, send blessings upon me often, for your blessings are presented to me.”
They said, “O Messenger of Allah, how are our blessings presented to you after you have decayed?” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah Almighty has forbidden the earth from consuming the bodies of the prophets.”
Maths Boosters for Year 6
Iqra year 6 pupils are supporting some of our Year 6 students morning maths booster sessions at 8.00 Monday to Friday up until the December break.
The purpose of the sessions are to help the children to better understand mathematical concepts, build their confidence and further enable the children to successfully complete their SATS at the end of the year.
Support Swan food bank
A yellow bin will be available outside on Mondays for your donations and they will be dropped off on Tuesdays. Please give generously.
Free Lunches for KS1
Dear parents we would like to encourage all of Reception , Year 1 and Year 2 children to take advantage of our FREE freshly prepared nutritious lunches, especially in this cold weather.
All children who are eligible for Free School Meals should apply. If your circumstances have changed and you now feel that you are eligible, please complete a Free School Meal form and return it to the office.
Discuss the menu with your children so they are prepared for their choices on the day.
16.11.20— 20.11.20 is week three
23.11.20-27.11.20 is week one
30.11.20-4.12.20 is week two
Nursery Places Available
01/09/20 and 31/12/17?
If so there are limited places available in our Nursery for January 2021. Please complete an application form and submit it to the office as soon as possible
Year 6 Bikeability
Level 1 takes place in small groups away from traffic.
Level 2 prepares the children for short journeys on quiet local streets.
Please complete the necessary forms as soon as possible as places are limited.
If you have not returned the forms please do so before the 6th of November 2020
New Books for ks2
Iqra has recently invested in books for children to take home to read. Children are required to read at least 10 minutes everyday. Research shows that reading is one of the best indicators to children’s success at GCSE.
Read at least 10 minutes everyday
How do I encourage my child to read?
By developing reading not as a goal but as a habit.
We have systems for running our households and all our children know exactly what routine they need to follow when they wake up in the morning.
This is a system that we have set up and established. Likewise, setting up a regular time and routine for reading will help establish a constant habit for children to read calmly.
Develop reading into a habit not a goal.
Tips on getting your children to read
1. Set a time that is part of an already established routine. E.g After dinner we read for 10 minutes, when we get ready for bed we read, after breakfast we read for 10 minutes. By establishing a new habit into a routine that is already set up, people are more likely to stick with it.
2. Don’t offer incentives. This may seem strange, but by saying if you read then I will allow you to play computer is sending the wrong signal. You are suggesting that reading is like eating green vegetables, we don’t like it but we have to do it!
Whereas the message you want to give is that reading is fun, relaxing, and beneficial in learning more about life. Its a time in which we come together.
3. Have a set place for reading. If you set a place for reading that place becomes a trigger for that habit. Just like a sofas are often a trigger to grab the remote and put the TV on. Make reading easy by placing books in easy reach of that place. It could be the sofa, the bedroom, the kitchen stool, the floor!
4. Don’t send mixed messages. Scrolling on your phone whilst telling children to go and read tells your child that reading is not important and that you would rather be on your phone than with a book in your hands.
5. Make reading visible. Children will copy what you do: whether its prayers, phone scrolling or TV watching, picking up a book in your hands is the best encouragement for them to read.
Children in KS2 will be bringing books home over the week. Our aim is to try and create a reading culture with our children and get them to find pleasure in reading.
Please ensure that they look after the books and they bring the books to school everyday.
Let us know how you are getting on with the reading.
Ustadh Sayed – Assistant Head.