Dear Parents and Guardians I hope this email finds you in the best of health. On behalf of the Infants Madrasah team, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our new and existing parents. With the support of The Almighty Allah (swt) we are pleased to tell you that we are back for the second half of this term and our teachers are keeping children engaged and and they are enthusiastic in their teaching of Tarbiyah curriculum. As a parent we would like you to get involved by reading the story books and asking questions to your child, I’m sure they will be eager to share what they have learnt in their class through the story. I would like to share a few reminders and updates with you, so please can I respectfully ask that you read through the letter carefully and record any key messages and dates: Lunch time at Madrasah Every Saturday, the children have a 20 min lunch break. Many parents already send their children to madrasah with lunch box, but I would encourage all parents to send their children to madrasah with a healthy lunch(not only big bag of crisps). Children get very hungry by midday, especially when they see other children eating. May I also please remind you that we are a nut free Madrasah to support the many children in our community who have nut allergies. Please ensure that when you are providing your children with lunch, there are no nut items in their lunchboxes. Cold Weather As the weather is now getting colder, please can you ensure that all coats and any additional clothing has your child’s name on it so we can help the children find their clothing before they return home. It has been noticed by the infants team, the children have been arriving later than the expected. As a parent, it is your responsibility to insure your child attends madrassa on time.For any absents or early pick ups, you are requested to notify madrassa by email in advance. Diary dates 7th December 2019: Salaah assessment.
Salaah is one of the central learning aims of the madrasah, as such, the teachers will Inshallah be focusing on some key elements of namaz. It would be much appreciated if you could support the children in practising these elements of namaz at home, as this is what the children will be assessed on: * Reception: Names of the 5 namaz, how many times a day we pray, some of the actions and 2 surahs: Surah al Hamd, and Surah Ikhlaas. * Year 1: All of the above and…adhaan & iqamah * Year 2: All of the above and…all the dhikr (2 rakaat salaah) * Year 3: All of the above and…complete 3 rakaat Salaah & wudhu The teachers will inshallah share the results of this assessment on parents consultation day. If your child is not fully fluent in the aforementioned elements of namaz, the madrasah staff are here to support and teach your children.But InshAllah if the children are supported at home and madrasah they will develop this lifelong Islamic learning. Saturday 14th December 2019: Parents Consultation Day On Saturday 14th December, we will inshallah be holding out first Parent’s Consultation Day. On this day, there will be no madrasah for the children – (only Infants) instead our teachers and the Qur’an team will meet the parents to discuss their progress. Your attendance is essential in helping with the progression of your child. It is an open consultation day i.e. first come first served. There will not be any times given out. The consultation day will start at 10am and finish at 12:45pm. Teachers will not be able to see parents after this time so please come along within the above time frame. Upon arrival, please register your attendance at the admin desk. Saturday 15th February 2020: Progress Checks: During the parent’s consultation day all parents will be given a revision booklet of all of the topics the children will cover in madrasah to this date. Please support your children in going over these topics before their progress tests. The teachers will of course be supporting the children with this during madrasah. Remember these are not formal exams, just a way to check that the children are retaining what they are learning. Thank you for your continued support. May Allah (swt) accept the efforts of the Madrasah staff and the parents in helping to develop our children in an Islamic way.