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Slough School Visitors & Activities

Visitors and Activities 2016-2017

 

30th March 2017

Fascinating Visit by Animal Edutainment

Children from the entire school were delighted to see Mr Walter again, from Animal Edutainment, for the third year, on Thursday 30th March 2017. He brought in his exotic selection of animals and creepy crawlies for the children to touch, hold and observe. This enabled our children from the tender age of 3 years old to 11 years old to learn about the varied habitats and lifestyles of this interesting creatures!

 

17th March 2017

Islamic Inventions Fair (part of British Science and Engineering Week)

We would like to say JazakAllah khairun to our school community for making this event a huge success. The children presented their research to visitors all day; we were delighted to welcome children and teachers from several schools, various members of the community and our school parents and children. We received wonderful feedback from all visitors about the depth of research carried out by the children and the quality of the children's creative 3D models and artwork in making their exhibits so informative mashAllah. Visitors were also able to name their favourite research exhibit before they left. The results will be announced later this week inshAllah. Through this research exhibition, we hope that we have inspired our young generation to be confident in their Islamic identity and heritage, contributing to modern soceity as pioneers, inventors and developers in the future, ameen.

 

20th and 21st February 2017

School Open Days

Alhamdulillah the Open Days were well attended by various members of the community as well as existing parents who had an opportunity to come in and see the school in action. The visitors left very positive feedback, including  comments on the creative displays around the school, the wonderful behaviour of the children, the presentations of the children on stage and the confidence of the tour guides from year 5 and 6 mashAllah. We also received interest in admissions and into purchase of our curricula.

 

19th February 2017

Maths Educational Problem Solving Workshop

An educator from an educational company visited the school on Thursday 19th February to carry out problem solving activities with the children in our primary classes. Using specially created soft play resources, the children were guided in trying to solve unique puzzles. The educator brought in large tangram games, challenging cube shapes to construct and lots of other games designed to develop new skills and to learn through participation and fun. Each activity was  differentiated to suit the children from year 1 to year 6 and abilities. These activities developed key skills within the children, including co-operation and decision making through communication and team work. 

 

10th February 2017

Mufti Day  - Save the Children Charity

MashAllah, we collected about £90 from the Mufti Day on Friday 10th February 2017. Children came to school came wearing wonderfully clothes, all eager to raise money for the needy. This money was given to the international charity of Save the Children for their ‘East Africa Food Crisis Appeal’. May Allah accept all our sadaqah, ameen.

 

15th December  2016

Annual Presentation - Our Journey to Allah (swt)

All the children from Nursery to year 6 took part on stage in our new hall in Dawson House to exhibit their understanding of our school ethos: The Principles of Shakhsiyah Education through the theme of 'Our Journey to Allah'. Through our presentation, the children explored the different understandings of ‘journeying to Allah’ as this profound phrase does not just mean the physical journey we make for Hajj, but a comprehensive journey as we move along the path we call life. Therefore, the guests which numbered over 200, saw and heard each principle being exhibited through anasheed and plays to show the growth and relocation of the school from Lion House, to the aspirations of Shakhsiyah school children and finally to a future scene in Shakhsiyah University.

The hall was presented beautifully for the evening with our own banquet chairs, yummy food and an amazing back drop. We wish to say a big JazakAllah khairun to all the parents, staff and children who helped make this presentation a memorable event for all, Alhamdulillah.

 

14th December 2016

A Flying Doctor Visits!

Children in key stage 2 were excited to see a doctor come into the school and talk about the emergency work he does being part of the Air Ambulance team. The doctor brought in his medical kit and uniform and gave examples of the many situations and emergencies that he has helped the injured and needed in. The children asked many interesting questions and were inspired to learn more about the different types of medical teams, kits and ambulances.

 

30th September

Children and teachers say good bye to Lion House

It is with a sad heart that we are leaving Lion House on this day. Children and staff in assembly over the whole week have been reflecting upon our memories and experiences in these premises. This is the end of an era which saw our school expand from 50 children in 2005 to the current capacity for 120 children. Tifly Day Care was also established here in 2007. During the last 11 years, we have seen our children partake in many amazing feats and achievements, and I am sure that Lion House will be missed by the entire school community. Alhamdulillah, we are temporarily relocating to Dawson House for the next 2-3 years inshaAllah.

 

23rd September 2016

A Dietician Visits!

Year 2 were delighted to have a visit from a Nutritionist as part of our science topic ‘healthy eating’. Children had the opportunity to ask questions and find out about having a healthy and balanced diet. The nutritionist also shared advice from the Sunnah in looking after our bodies and the food we choose to eat.

 

 

 

Visitors and Activities 2015-2016

 

29th June 2016

End of Year Mufti Day

Children and staff celebrated the end of another year in school in which the school community worked hard together to accomplish many achievements including holding the exciting productions of the Annual Presentation, the amazing research carried out in the Islamic Inventions Fair, the end of theme research exhibitions, the selection of several children in key stage 2 to include their poetry in the Young Writers Poetry on Emotions, confident performances on the Charity Dinners and not forgettting the amazing amounts of donations collected from the school community to go towards our premises appeal. MashaAllah, together we raised over £400,000 this academic year for our new school building!

We pray that Allah ta'ala blesses us with a suitable and blessed school building in which we can continue to grow and learn together for the sake of Allah ta'ala, ameen!

 

29th June 2016

Year 6 Graduation Ceremony

We held our Year 6 Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 2pm before the end of the last day of school. Parents of year 6 children were invited to attend this ceremony to hear the children recite a short surah of their choice and talk about their learning journey and memorable moments in the school. Head teacher Tahreem presented each child with a Graduation certificate and a gift from the school. There was not a dry eye in the room as mothers gave their comments about their child's time in ISF and how the school will be missed. May of these children have been with the school since Tifly (since the age of three years old) mashaAllah. We wish them all the best in their new schools and we pray that Allah keeps them steadfast on their deen, ameen.

 

29th June 2016

IMAS Belt and Medal Ceremony

Sunny from IMAS visited the school during the last afternoon of the academic year to hand out medals and belts out to all the children in key stage 2 for their amazing progress and achievements as their have advanced through the IMAS and PE curricula. MashaAllah, Aleena Rouf and Dhuhaa Sadiq were recognised for their amazing progress this year 2016 by having their names inscribed onto the Mustafa Ali Sadiq plaque. Well done Aleena and Dhuhaa!!

 

20th June 2016

Visit by Animal Edutainment

Once again the children were extremely excited to be visited by Mr. Walters from Animal Edutainment for the third year. He brought in exotic animals and creatures such as an African snail and a tarantula. Children had an opportunity to see the animals close up and even touch them under his supervision. The bravest of our children were the Early Yaesr children who were not scared to touch the tarantulas or the non venomous snakes! We pray this courage remains with them as they grow older too!

 

9th June 2016

School Photographs Taken

Professional photographers from Snap That Photo visted the school to take phtotgraphs of all the children in the school either inididually or in siblings' group photos. The children looked wonderful mashaAllah in the photos. Photographs taken by brother Mohsin last year of the year 6 children in May 2015 were also available for purchase.

 

13th May 2016

Qur'an Party in Yellow Class!

MashaAllah, children in Yellow class held a Quran party on Friday 13th May 2016 to celebrate their memorisation of the last 22 surahs from Juz Amma Alhamdulillah. This is an amazing feat considering that these children are aged between 4-5 years old; they are role models for us all.

 

19th March 2016

Class Presentations at the Fundraising Charity Dinner  'Shajarah Tayyibah'

The guests who attended the second Fundraising Charity Dinner Shajarah Tayyibah were treated to heart warming nasheeds sung by children in years 1 and 2. However, the highlight of the eveining was the martial arts show performed by children in year 3 and 6 with their IMAS instructors! The guests were enthralled to see the skills and discipline of these children. All parents expressed their appreciation of the close learning partnership that we have with IMAS and our school mashaAllah.

 

18th March 2016

Islamic Inventions Fair  - Celebrating Islamic Heritage

The children in key stage 2 once again amazed the local community by presenting their independent research into Muslim heritage in the local Slough library. Both parents and visitors commented on how confidently the children spoke whilst explaining their particular scientist/philosopher/inventor and explorer, taking care to ensure that all visitors understood how these historical figures have impacted their modern lives. InshaAllah, these children have also been inspired to be role models for future generations in their right, ameen.

 

You can see the article written by the Slough Express newspaper here.

 

16th March 2016

Basil and Crew Visit our School!

On Wednesday 16th March, our children were visted by the farm animal company called Basil and Crew. They came early in the morning with a selection of animals such as Shetland ponies, goats, lambs, chickens, ducks and various small animals. The crew also brought along food for the children to feed the animals, giving children the opportunities to learn about animal life. It was a wonderful experience for all children.

 

11th March 2016

How We See Things

One of our fathers came into school to talk to the children in key stage 2 about the components of the human eye and it works. He discussed the difference between short vision eyesight and long vision eyesight and how the use of spectacls can help us to see clearly near and far, if required. The children understood what they can do to keep their eyes healthy.  The children found this to a very informative and interesting topic mashaAllah!

 

4th February to 14th March 2016

Shura Council - Hot School Lunches

As an innovative way to raise much needed funds for the school's new premises campaign, the children in the Shura Council voted to run Hot School Lunches for those staff and children who wish to purchase a hot delicious meal once a week for this half term. Once again, the mums of ISF came forward to take on this responsbility to provide a variety of menu once a week. Therefore, we would like to say a big JazakAllah khairun to all the kind mums for cooking the hot lunches, the children thoroughly enjoyed them. The hot lunches have raised just over £1,436 and are very popular with staff and children, eagerly awaiting hot and delicious meals every Thursday.

 

19th December 2015

Fundraising Charity Dinner 2015 - Shajarah Tayyibah

Guests were delighted to see the confidence of Shakhsiyah school children from Years 3 to Year 6, as they performed on stage during the school's Charity Fundraising Dinner called 'Shajarah Tayyibah', which was held at the elegant Abbey Manor, Park Royal, London. Two Shakhsiyah school children, Zayd and Naaimah, began the evening by reciting Surah Ar Rahman. Year 6 children spoke about the importance of speaking 'A Good Word', which was followed by an inspiring Nasheed called Hadha kilma tayyibah. Children from Years 3 and 5 also sang the nasheed Give a Little of Yourself  (by Dawud Wharnsby) beautifully. The children were also delighted to see the amazing football tricks carried out by Colin Nell, with a few children practising a few tricks with him too! It was a wonderful evening, may Allah help us achieve our fundraising target for the sake of our children, Ameen.

 

17th December 2015

Mufti Day - Raising Funds for New Premises

On Thursday 17th December, all children came to school wearing non-uniform outfits on the last day of this term and donated £1 each for this privilege. The children looked colourful, yet smart! Funds collected from the Mufti Day will enhance the funds raised to secure new premises in the next few months, insha Allah.

 

11th December 2015

Annual Presentation - The Blessings of Allah

On Friday 11th December 2015, a packed auditorium of parents, family and friends were treated to an inspiring and educational representation of a few of the bountiful Blessings of Allah upon His Creation. The audience heard different children recite the entire Surah Ar Rahman from Red class to Year 6, whilst every class exhibited their understanding of Allah's Blessings through nasheeds, role play, Halaqah and speeches. Themes included discussing the blessings entailed within Allah's Wonders on Earth, in the Solar System, through helping one another and through the blessing of possessing imaan and tawqa. Year 6 concluded the evening by talking about the good words and actions of a Muslim, by growing a shajarah tayyibah, which will be rewarded in Jannah, ameen, before all children sang their final nasheed Hadha Kilma Tayyibah as a Grand Finale. It was truelly a memorable evening.

 

26th November 2015

Multi Cultural Day in Yellow Class!

Yellow class had a Multi cultural day on Thursday in which children came to school dressed in their traditional clothes from their respective countries and brought a dish each. They enjoyed eating together and discussed the different tastes of food. Children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and continued talking about how much fun they had on the multi cultural day in the following week.

 

18th November 2015

Nutritional Advice from a Dietician

Key stage 2 children were delighted to receive a visit from a dietician reminded them about the Ahadith and ayahs from the Quran on the importance of eating halal and nutritious food as our bodies are an amanah. The dietician gave the children advice on why eating good food is important, the different types of Macronutrients and Micronutrients, and how Healthy Foods and Unhealthy Foods affect our bodies. They came away understanding that the best way to live a healthy life is to eat a balanced diet, as such a diet provides nutrients that your body needs to function, it gives you energy and alertness throughout the day and that a balanced diet can also help prevent future disease and sickness including Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer.

23rd October 2015

Exhibition of Independent Learning

Children in all the primary classes displayed their their independent learning 3D models, posters and PowerPoint presentations to each other during the last afternoon of the half term. The children had worked very hard all 6 weeks in pairs and independently to formulate a question of inquiry from their theme, that they would then find the answer to through their project's research; this enthusiasm and excitement to share their research was evident from the eagerness they showed whilst presenting their work. Models exhibited included a 3D model of Lion House (Theme: My Family and Community), a 3D model of a church with an electrical circuit inside to light the interior of the model (Theme: Europe and Christinianity) and a 3D model of a helicopter made from a plastic bottle and straws (Theme: Moving and Growing).

 

23rd October 2015

Photography of the Children Learning

One of our fathers came into the school to kindly take photographs and film the children engaged in their learning in school. He was also able to film some children talk on camera about their love for their school and why they think it is so unique. These photographs and film clips will be used to compile the school's relocation fundraising video appeal. Watch this space!

 

19th October 2015

Shura Council's Lunch-Time Clubs

This week saw the beginning of the first lunch time clubs for this academic year as a pilot project over a 5 week period. These clubs were chosen by the Shura Council members who also decided the time of the club and fee per club per session for children in key stage 2. The Shura Council members also assisted the teachers during the clubs themselves. The clubs chosen are: Magazine Club, Spelling Bee, Book Club, Maths Puzzles and Lego Club. As anticipated, the Book Club and the Lego Club turned out to be the most popular! The next group of Shura Council members will evaluate the success of these clubs and decide whether to continue the pilot project into the next term, and also if additional clubs are needed to meet the interests of key stage 1 children.

 

21st September 2015

Eid Mufti Day!

The children came to school all wearing smart and brightly coloured clothes, as part of the Mufti Day to celebrate Eid ul Adha. As the school community is working hard to raise funds for the relocation of our beloved school, all children and parents donated £2 for the privelege of wearing Eid clothes. The children took part in various Hajj activities, including learning about the different stages of the Hajj pilgrimage, reciting the Eid Takbeer and making Eid cards for their family members.

 

17th September 2015

Shura Council Meeting

The Shura Council had its first meeting during the third week of this half-term. The school's Shura Council is an ideal opportunity for each child, in turn every half-term from Blue class (Year 1) to Rainbow class (Year 6), to get more involved in the way the school is run. Taking the responsibility of raising the much needed funds to relocate the school, the Shura Council unanimously decided to run Lunch time clubs from Monday 19th October 2015 to Friday 27th October 2015 (a total of 5 weeks) for this term. The clubs will run at a fee of £1 per session per club from 12.30pm to 1pm daily.

 

 

 

Visitors and Activities 2014-2015

 

18th June 2015

End of Leaving Assembly and Transition Day

All the children in the school took part in their end of year leaving assemblies, in which they received certificates from their class teachers. They also took part in Ramadan activities before moving to their new class to meet their new teachers, if applicable. Some children were relieved to see they will still have the same teacher the following year, with whom they have made strong relationships with.

 

17th June 2015

Donation to Sebastian's Action Trust

Fatimah Dhuhaa Sadiq presented a representative from Sebastian's Action Trust with a cheque from the school for the amount of just under £900 as funds collected through the efforts of the Shura Council over the past few weeks. The representative was delighted to receive such a huge amount saying that they had not received such a large amount from a school before. This goes to show the efforts of the school family in supporting our local communities.

 

17th June 2015

Graduation Assembly and Presentation for the Mustafa Ali Sadiq Scholarship

A final end of school assembly and Graduation presentation was organised for the children in our Year 6 class, in which parents were invited to see their children recive their Graduation certifictae and all the Learning Journeys that have been compiled for them over the years. Teachers and children alike reflected upon their experiences and times together, with many tears rollling from the audience and the school family.

Fatimah Dhuhaa Sadiq spoke to the audience about the fond memories of her beloved brother Mustafa Ali Sadiq Scholarship and its aim to sponsor the education of a child from a family that supports the school's ethos. The funds raised from the Lunch sale earlier that day have been donated for this worthy cause.

 

15th June 2015

Year 6 Taster English Skills Session for Year 7

The Head of the English Department of a local Grammar school visited the Year 6 children to give them a taster session on English Skills. The workshop was very successful for the children who will be making transition into secondary education to see what is expected of them in their new schools. The children worked at a fast pace and engaged in the activities that the teacher had planned for them in an enthusiatic manner; there wasn't a single student who was off task. The children followed her instructions clearly and were eager to to be involved in the interactive task set for them.

"They seem well-prepared for the academic rigours of life in year 7". (Head of English Department, local Grammar school).

 

10th June 2015

Halfords Gear UP! Bike Workshop

Children from Year 6 took part in a session for the Gear UP! bike workshop at our school in the afternoon. The workshop was organised to teach children in their final year of primary school basic bike maintenance. Run in the school, the workshop was the perfect way for children to learn all about cycle safety and how to keep their bike in tiptop shape! It also gave children a lot more confidence and independence when out riding.
The Halfords team gave the children certificates and workbooks and the children took part in a competition with some receiving discount vouchers.

10th June 2015

Year 6 Photographs

One of our parents kindly volunteered to take professional photographs of the year 6 with their siblings in the school. This was organised to commemorate the eight years that most of the cyear 6 children have been in our school. We hope that this token will rekindle fond memories of the school in years to come. 

 

9th June - 11th June 2015

Year 6 Transition Halaqah into Secondary School

Children in Year 6 discussed the various issues and challenges that they may face in their secondary school, including what their hopes and aspirations for the future are. The children understood how to keep themselves safe, reflect upon what examples of  justice and equality they can see around them, what to do if they were concerned and how to ensure they continue learning to meet high expectations that we have set for them in their new schools.

 

8th June - 11th June 2015

E-Safety Week

The school held an E-safety week in which children in Key Stage 2 (Year 3-6) learnt through assemblies and Halaqah, the importance of staying safe on-line. The children understood how to use technology safely and responsibly at home and in school. In addition, a parents' work shop on E-Safety and Cyber Bullying was also delivered in the mothers' Coffee Morning.

 

22nd May 2015

Student Council Supports Sebastian's Action Trust

Mashallah the children from the Shura Council have been regularly standing at the front door in the morning collecting change for their chosen charity, The Sebastian Action Trust.  This is a charity that supports children and their families who have life limiting conditions. The Shura Council organised a 'Cake & Snack' sale and sponsored skipping competitions to raise funds for the charity.
Jim Fyffe from Sebastian Action Trust also visited the school and gave t-shirts and collection tins to the children in the Shura Council as a 'Thank You' for their support.

 

22nd May 2015

Shoe-box for Syria

It is that time of year again where we would like to put a smile on the faces of the children in Syria. So we requested children to send in shoe boxes filled with presents. and gifts for boys and girls of all ages. We had an amazing response and the school lobby was filled with many brightly coloured and shiny shoe box parcels. We hope that these will show the Syrian children that we are thinking about them during their troubled times.

 

7th May 2015

Visit by River & Rowing Museum

Visitors from the River & Rowing Museum visited Years 1 and 4 to hear about what Eid means to them, what their experiences of it are and what types of gifts they like to recive on Eid. The visitors listened to presentations by the children, heard a nasheed on Eid-un-Saeed and also shared some typical savouries and sweets that famiilies share on Eid. The visitors enjoyed their visit thoroughly!

 

27th April 2015

"We are making a Volcano!"

Red class worked together to make a volcano model using recycle material. They had lots of messy fun using paper mache to cover the model. The model was left to dry overnight. Children used primary colours to create different shades of brown and green. They enjoyed watching their volcano take shape and look “real”. Children picked fiery hot colours to create the molten lava. Children experimented with chemical reactions using water, washing up liquid, vinegar and baking soda. They had lots of fun anticipating the eruption, not knowing which vital ingredient would cause it. They learnt all ingredients are important to create such a reaction.

23rd April 2015

Year 6 Text Art with Art Beyond Belief

A visitor from the local community group 'Art Beyond Belief' that looks to unite people from different communities using Art, came to our school to visit Year 6 to take part in an activity with the children. The children were given iPADS and were asked to make text art by using key words and phrases which relate to Black history and their experiences in Slough. The visitor was impressed with the key words that the children came up with. The children really enjoyed this activity and were amazed to see how text can be manipulated and formed to depict art!

20th March 2015

Salat ul Kusoof during Solar Eclipse

Our children in key stage 2 prayed salat ul  Kusoof on Friday morning in jamaah, following the teachings of Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wa salam:
“So when you see the eclipse, make du’ā to Allāh and say takbīr, perform ṣalāh and give ṣadaqah...”  (Al-Bukhārī).
Although the children were unable to witness the eclipse, this rare event was observed in other parts of the country as the moon passed right in front of the Sun, blotting out up to 90% of its disc.

18th March 2015

A Fire Engine Visits!

Yellow Class and Red class enjoyed a visit from the fire service, who brought their fire engine with them. The children learnt about the different equipment used to help put a fire out and what to do in case of an emergency. The children also had an opportunity to sit inside the fire engine!

3rd March 2015

Cooking with John Lewis!

Yellow Class enjoyed a visit from the team at John Lewis. They worked with the children to make raspberry and banana muffins. The children measured the ingredients using weighing scales and looked at the texture once different ingredients were added. Children discussed the idea of healthy eating and the importance of good hygiene, especially when handling food. The John Lewis team were impressed with the welcome they received from Yellow class and promised to come back again to work with the other classes. We can't wait!

18th December 2014

Annual Presentation: The Jewels of Islam

This year’s annual presentation was a wonderful reflection of the love our children have for Islam, together with it taking place in local venues, it was a memorable evening for staff, friends, family and of course the children.The audience saw and listened to delightful presentations by the children aged between three years old and eleven years old, and were amazed by their knowledge and confidence in the early history of Islam. The children were role models for all of us in the modern age, masha Allah.
We would like to say Jazak Allah khair to all those who took part in bringing the various elements together so harmoniously on the night. Jazak Allah khairun to the mums who prepared and sold the delicious food. They worked so hard in leading up to the day as well as staying right to the end to help pack up everything. Also, a big Jazak Allah khair to the artistic mums who put together the beautiful props and backdrop for the stage. I’m sure all would agree the stage was looking amazing due to the dedication of talented mums. We’d also like to say a big Jazak Allah khair to brother Mohsin who helped with the technical side of the day from the filming to dealing with lighting and sound.

4th December 2014

Visit by ‘Fire Safety’ Officers

Children in Years 5 and 6 participated in a fire safety session with a representative from the Fire Services on Thursday 4th December 2014. The children learnt about the different kinds of hazardous materials and appliances, and thought about ways on how to keep our homes safe. They also learnt importance of knowing and following the fire safety procedures in the home and in school.

19th November 2014

‘Magazine Writing Club’

Masha Allah, one of our mothers, sister Aliza (a qualified English teacher), started a magazine and creative writing morning club, to run fortnightly every Wednesday, for children in year 4 and above. Through the magazine, the children will be able to share their talents, hobbies, and ideas about positive contributions they can make as Muslims within society. Further to this, sister Aliza will also help the students to enhance their creative writing skills through fun and innovative mini grammar games, strengthening their skills in grammar.  The charge for each session is £5 with the proceeds going to the school building fund Alhamdulillah. May Allah SWT bless sister Aliza for her generosity, ameen.

17th November 2014

Visit from Road Safety Officers

Both schools held a very successful Road Safety week with a range of activities for the entire school to take part in. A  representative from the local authorities came into school to talk to the children too about Road Safety. This session was carried out with Key Stage 1 first and then Key Stage 2. Both these sessions provided the children with key knowledge of how to be more conscious of potential hazards and the importance of being safe in the home and out in the streets. The Junior Road Safety Ambassadors also presented a whole school assembly highlighting the importance of being safe on the streets.

2nd October 2014

‘Bake Sale, Mufti day and Ice Cream Van’

A ‘cake & bake’ sale was organised by our mums and held on our end of term Mufti Day in which children brought in £1 for the opportunity to dress up for the auspicious celebration of Eid ul Adha, and another £3 in for the bake sale.  It was a lovely idea and there was an Eid atmosphere all around the school MashAllah. We raised about £100 from the Mufti Day money to donate to the charity ‘Save the Children’. We also raised just over £700 due to the generosity of talented mums who brought in yummy cooked savoury and sweet food. Our class 6 girls responsibly set up their own bric-a-brac sale which raised just over £60 Mash Allah. We are happy that they were able to use their independent learning skills for this activity.
As an Eid gift Yusuf Jumah’s (Year2) very kind family arranged for an ice cream van to come to school to give all the children an ice cream as an Eid gift! Jazakallah khairun as all the children really enjoyed this.

26th September 2014

‘Asma ul Husna’ Sponsorship Competition

The children were given a challenge to learn as many Asma ul Husna as they could and collect sponsorship money to raise much needed funds for the Slough school. They were tested over a week of how many names of the beautiful names of Allah ta’ala they had memorised, and were able to raise about £1000 of much needed funds for the school. May this plant a seed in the children’s hearts to gain a closeness to Allah ta’ala through learning His Beautiful Names.

17th September 2014

‘Bright Smiles, Bright Future’

Colgate initiated a campaign to educate children about good oral health. Children from key stage 1 in our school were given an oral health education kit which contained a toothbrush, toothpaste and information leaflet. Children learnt about about the importance of keeping their teeth healthy by brushing them twice a day and by avoiding eating sugary food.

 

 

Slough School Educational Visits

 

Educational Visits 2016-2017

 

2nd February 2017

Looking at Ancient Egyptian and Persian Artefacts!

On Thursday 2nd February 2017 year 3 and 4 had an exciting opportunity to visit the British Museum. As part of their learning for Egypt and Persia the children were able to see many artefacts related to this theme. The children visited the Iran and Egypt galleries and also completed activity sheets studying different artefacts. They also had a chance to discuss the similarities and differences between the ancient Egyptian and Persian empires! How fascinating!

 

27th January 2017

Painting in the Art Studio

This half term as part of the theme of Ancient China, children in year 6 to visited the ‘the Art studio’ on Friday 27th January 2017.  This trip allowed the children to produce their own pieces of art inspired by their learning of Chinese paintings, with the guidance from a professional artist, using professional art tools. Afterwards, the children had lunch at a Chinese restaurant to explore Chinese cuisine and culture.

 

24th January 2017

Exploring Tower Bridge, London

This half term, Year 5 children have been learning about Change and Progress in different aspects of their lives. For this theme, they wanted to look at how the design and constaruction of bridges have changed over time. The trip to Tower Bridge in London was an excellent trip to investigate this, as the children were able to eplore the engineering of Tower Bridge by putting together 3D jigsaws of the bridge pier and making it open automatically using computer coding. There was also be an element of its history and how change has resulted in progress for its users over time.

 

12th December 2016

Muslim History Tours of Central London

On Monday 12th December, to enhance their theme of 'Muslim Life in Britain' and 'Diversity', children in years 5 and 6 embarked on a fascinating history tour of Central London walking from Parliament Square leading to Whitehall, leading the hustle and bustle of Trafalgar Square and finishing off at the National Portrait Gallery. The children learnt that Central London has many UK's tourist sights providing ample photographic opportunities, however unknown to the masses what lies there is also an untold history, a Muslim presence.

The children were taken to the place where Arabic was taught around Parliament in the 1600s and where a Muslim community was discovered living there too! They learnt that a Muslim medical practice was introduced in UK in the 1700s and they saw how science continued after the loss of Muslim Spain. This tour certainly enhanced their undertstanding of how Muslims have contributed to modern British soceity.

 

30th September 2016

Learning about 'Farm to Fork' in Tesco

On Friday 30th September, years 1 and 2 walked to our local Tesco so that we could learn about where our foods come from, how to eat a balanced and healthy diet, and we got to investigate foods around the store. We got to see behind the scenes and do some food taste testing, including making our own breakfast cereals.

 

29th September 2016

Learning about Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre

On Thursday 29th September, years 1 and 2 were made most welcome during their visit to the Jamia Masjid. The imam and volunteers of the Masjid gave us a special insight into the layout and purpose of the Masjid. After a short talk about the structure of prayer times and how the Masjid is used the children were given guided tours of the building. Children, staff and parent helpers all appreciated the hospitality of the imam and Masjidvolunteers.After a busy morning we treated the children to play in the local park.

 

Learning in Whipsnade Zoo!

This half term, year 3 have been learning about ‘Nutrition for both humans and animals’, as part and parcel of this theme a visit was organized to ‘Whipsnade Zoo’ on Thursday 29th September 2016.
The children explored the zoo and took part in the ‘Teeth and Diets’ session. The Teeth and Diets session brought the children up close with a range of skulls. Children were encouraged to compare and contrast the differences between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores in investigatory group work. Children reported on their conclusions and the tools that they used to come to a conclusive answer on the identity of the skull. Once the children had experienced the forensic way in which to tell animals apart from their teeth, they investigated the nutritional requirements of animals in captivity.

 

Diversity seen in Odds Farm

This half term Year 6 have been learning about how everything depends on Allah SWT, including nature and animals. To enrich children’s learning,  a trip was organized to Whipsnade Zoo on Thursday 29th September 2016.
The children explored the zoo and saw different stages of lifecycles of various animals, and took part in a specially arranged Habitats and Adaptation session in which survival of various living organisms was discussed and how they adapt to their surroundings. The children were able to appreciate the diverse habitats and lifestyles of all the animals they saw, and how they are instrinsically linked in various food chains!

 

Red and Yellow Classes Visit Odds Farm

Children in Nursery and Reception classes went on an educational trip to Odds Farm Park on Thursday 29th September 2016. The trip was an opportunity for children to gain hands on activities to enhance their learning. The children on the day were able to Bottle Feed Kid Goats and lambs, meet and feed the animals, and go on a fun tour of the farm on the Tractor and Trailer rides and many more activities. They thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the farm!

 

 

 

Educational Visits 2015-2016

 

24th June 2016

Learn about Forces in Legoland!

On Friday 24th June, years 4 and 5 visited Legoland to increase their knowledge of simple machines and forces. Legoland delivered two workshops to the children - forces and gears, pulleys & simple machines. In the workshop about gears, pulleys and simple machines, children built their own gears and pulleys using lego. They thoroughly enjoyed this as there was a lot of hands-on learning and they actively saw how gears and pulleys worked.

In the workshop about forces, children had to build their own lego cars. They competed in building the car that would go the fastest. Children had to consider what forces would act upon the car, e.g. friction, air resistance, to build the most suitable one. After that, children were able to enjoy the rides with a greater understanding of forces, gears and pulleys involved.

 

27th May 2016

School Trip to Legoland, Windsor

Alhamdulillah Legoland was another fun filled day for all the children. We would like to take the opportunity to say Jazakallah khairan to all the volunteers who sacrificed their time to come on the day, some of which had taken time off work to volunteer with classes that did not have their child in them. Mashallah the weather was lovely and all the children had a great day.

 

24th May 2016

Cleaning Waste Water!

On Tuesday 24th May, years 4 and 5 visited the Slough Sewage Treatment Works to learn about how waste water is cleaned before it is sent back into the river. The day started off with an introductory workshop. The children were introduced to the organisation -Thames Water, and what they do. Children revised over the water cycle and they learned about the different harmful microorganisms that exist in waste water. They also learnt about how gas is produced from waste water and started off carrying out an experiment on this.

Afterwards the children put on their safety sewage uniform - helmet, high-visibility vest and gloves. They were given a tour around the site and saw how the waste water is filtered to make it cleaner. At the end, the children carried out their own experiment in trying to find the best way to filter dirty water using different materials. They learned more about how much water is wasted, the harmful effects of this and how they can help save water in their daily lives.

 

17th May 2016

Year 1 Visit Oak Care House

As part pof their theme of 'Gifts and Games', children in year 1 viisited the eldery at Oak Care House to treat the residents with home made biscuits, gifts and heart warming nasheeds. This trip was designed to show the young 5 years olds that we should care for the eldery in our communities and that even a beaming smile can bring cheer and happiness to the young and old. The children came away promising to look after their own grandparents and wishing good health to all the eldery they met on this trip.

 

12th May 2016

Visitng the Palace of Westminster

On Thursday 12th May 2016, year 5 went on a trip to the Palace of Westminster. It started off with a brief tour of the Palace. They saw the feasting hall, which is 1000 years old. They also got to see debates in the House of Commons and House of Lords. They learned many things about the history of the palace and what goes on in the House of Commons and House of Lords.

Afterwards, they had an interactive workshop where they learned about the different levels of governments and ways they can get their voice heard if they disagreed with anything the government was doing. It was a great opportunity for the children to witness where key decisions are made for the country and understand how democracy works in Britain. The children enjoyed the trip very much and were excited about visiting the Houses of Parliament. A couple of the first questions they asked the tour guide was whether David Cameron or Sadiq Khan were there, showing some political awareness. Within a few weeks after the local elections and the children having learned about elections and democracy in school, this trip was very relevant. Overall, the trip was very educational and beneficial for the children.

 

27th April 2016

Studying our Local Environment

Children from year 4 went to the local Slough High Street as part of their learning in Knowledge and Understanding of the World. The trip to the High Street gave students the opportunity to observe human features of our local environment. They concluded that there was a correlation between structure of a building and the function it serves in the area.
Students brought personal cameras to take photographs of buildings that were particularly of interest to them and those they found to be particularly dilapidated. They then had to think about the reasons why these buildings were in such states and conditions. It was quite apparent how this enhanced their self confidence and enjoyment!

 

21st April 2016

Year 2’s trip to The Living Rainforest (Newbury)

On Thursday 21st April 2016 year 2 visited The Living Rainforest in Newbury, as part of their study of plants linking to the theme of the 'Garden of Jannah'. The children were given a guided tour of the tropical glasshouse first to see the types of living plants, organsims and animals that live inside a rainfirest. They then took part in organsied activities to enhance their learning of the 'Edible Forest'.  The children were shown a wide variety of foods which originate in the
world’s rainforests, learning about where and how these foods are grown and how it reaches their tables. The children appreciated Allah's blessings through the the variety of food we eat Alhamdulillah.

 

23rd March 2016

Mufti Day and Cake & Bake

Children came into school wearing colourful clothes and brought in £1 for the school's fundraising efforts. Children were also treated to delicious food items being sold by our mothers. We raised about £100 mashaAllah.

 

19th March 2016

Visiting the Islamic Inventions Fair

Children from the school visited their elder brothers and sisters in Islam in the library to see the Islamic Inventions Fair exhibition on Friday 18th March. They were amazed and inspired by the colourful displays of 3D models, posters and activities that had been set out for the public. The children were very excited, especially the year 2 children as they cannot wait to take part in this independent learning activity next year!

 

12th February 2016

The Variety Show!

Year 6 students visited the Natural History Museum on 12th February 2016. Taking part in The Variety Show workshop designed for KS2, they encountered the museum's largest, smallest and possibly most beautiful specimens, and learnt about species adaptations and how and why scientists classify life.

 

12th February 2016

Yellow Class’s trip to Lookout Discovery Centre

Yellow class went to the Lookout Discovery Centre on Friday 12th February 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in various activities. The visit was related to our various themes as well as children’s interests, i.e. static electricity, water flow and body and nourishment. Children learnt about static electricity and enjoyed the various activities related to the theme in the light and dark section.

 

10th February 2016

Year 5 Visit Tower Bridge

To support year 5's learning on bridges as part of their Art, Craft, Design & Technology study in the theme of Change and Progress, the children visited the most famous bridge in the world to explore the history and engineering of this iconic structure and its environment through fascinating, hands-on workshops. The children came away understanding the mechanism entailed to work a modern bridge across the river Thames, the importance of the different areas of the bridge and also the history of the people of London who used the bridge.

 

9th February 2016

The Legend of Appollo at the Science Museum

Year 2 visited the Science Museum to enhance their theme of Shining Stars by learning about Space. Based on the Apollo lunar landings of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, the children watched a film showing exceptional 3D computer animation which will fly you to the moon! The children were able to experience the sights and sounds of an Apollo expedition. Insha Allah this will not be the closest that the children get to space.

 

27th January 2016

Discovering The World of Ibn al-Haytham

Year 3 children visited the Royal Soceity in London to attend the UK's closing event for the International Year of Light with ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’. Through the hands-on science workshops, the children took a wondrous journey to the past following the extraordinary life ofIbn al-Haytham to better understand theories of optics. The children were able to create their own camera obscura and take back to their class, make their own 3D glasses, interact with an optical illusions demonstration and play the Ibn al-Haytham digital game using Kinect motion technology. This was definitely not a trip to be missed.

 27th January 2016

Journey to Ancient Egypt

The children in Year 4 visited the Ancient Egypt galleries in the British Musem to learn more about the ancient Egyptian way of life. The children learnt about how the Book of the Dead helped the ancient Egyptians journey to the afterlife, what the mummification process involved and they also had a go at decoding ancient Egyptian tomb paintings. The colourful hieroglyfics, images and artefacts made the children's learning more engaging!

 

27th January 2016

Ancient China Galleries

Year 6 children visited the China Galleries at the British Museum to support their learning of their Ancient China theme. It was an enjoyable experience looking at artefacts from Ancient up to Modern China. The children further viewed the Chinese Jade and Ceramics galleries, and were amazed by the intricate and traditional works on display.They looked at examples of Chinese silk and read information about the travels of merchants along the Silk Route.

 

3rd December 2015

Trip to the Lookout Discovery Centre (Bracknell)

On Thursday 3rd December 2015, Years 1 and 2 visited the Lookout Discovery centre in Bracknell. They were given a small introduction followed by various science activities. They explored all the different areas; Gravity and force, electricity, human body, water, construction and light and colour. The children also had the chance to climb up the Lookout Tower and see the surrounding woodlands. After lunch the children played in the outside play area amongst the woodlands before coming back to school.

27th November 2015

Discovering Ancient Egypt in the British Museum

As part of the Ancient Egypt theme, Year 4 visited the British Museum in London to learn about the life and culture of the Ancient Egyptians. The Museum holds the largest collection of Egyptian objects outside Egypt. The children learnt about the Rosetta Stone, saw a 5,000 year old sand-dried mummy and were fascinated by colourful wall paintings from Nebamun’s tomb and sculptures of Ramesses II. This learning helped them visualise the setting that Prophet Musa (as) grew up in.

 

12th October 2015

Diversity and Difference in Kew Gardens

On 12th October 2015, Year 6 students visited the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. The children had an opportunity to look at plants that are found in rainforests. The tour guide explained the many uses of rainforests plants; the children were amazed to look at the variety of species and the adaptations of plants that allow them to be suitable to their environment. They came away getting a better understanding of the large variety of diverse and different species in the plant kingdom.

 

9th October 2015

Bekonscot Model Village Trip

Yellow Class went to Bekonscot Model  Village on 9th October 2015. The objective of the visit was to look at various types of homes from another era in relation to our ‘Home and Togetherness’ theme. Children learnt about various sizes and shapes of homes. In addition they looked at different materials used to make them. Children made comparisons with their homes and discussed features different to their own home, for example furniture.

 

8th October 2015

Helping the Elderly

Children in Year 3 visited Oak House care home as part of the 'Good and Bad' theme. Children designed cards with warm messages to bring a smile to the residents of the care home. Also, they baked lots of different cakes and biscuits for the residents, which certainly put a smile on their faces. This trip really helped the children to understand that there are people in the community who need our assistance and how important it is to take care of the elderly in the community.

 

1st October 2015

Year 4 Trip to the Science Museum, London

Children were enthralled during the 'It Takes Guts' show as they followed the journey of food into the mouth, through the acid bath in the stomach, along metre after metre of pulsating guts, and then out the other end! This was all learned by watching video footage of people's inside; it was truly a gross, squirm-inducing show all about the amazing human digestive system. The children came away from the show thoroughly enlightened!!

 

1st October 2015

Year 5 Trip to the local St. Paul's Church

As part of the theme of 'Europe and Christianity', children from year 5 walked to the local church to hear an informative talk given by the Vicar Mike Cotterell, before being given a tour around the church. The children engaged in various activities learning about the main symbols and rituals of Christianity, including looking at a painting of the 'Last Supper' (De Vinci, 1490). In addition, the children briefly learned about the history of Christianity in Europe, and in Britain in particular, and also the names of some of the main dominions in the Christian faith.

 

 

 

Educational Visits 2014-2015

 

3rd June 2015

FS2 Yellow Class Visit a Local Italian Shop

Children from Yellow class walked down to their local Italian shop to learn about Italian food. They has a nice time looking at the different types of Italian bread and snacks on sale, and were able to draw pictures and write a few sentences of what they saw. They came away understanding that bread can come in many different shapes and sizes!

 

18th May 2015

Year 1 Visit the River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames

As part of the theme on 'Our World is an Amanah (a Trust)', the children from Year 3 visited the River & Rowing Museum to hear about the use of windmills on windfarms as a form of sustainable energy that does not harm the local environment. They learnt how windmills work by making their own in pairs and testing them with fans!

 

11th May 2015

Years 1 and 4 Visit the River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames

The children from Years 1 and 4 visited the River & Rowing Museum to learn about the different types of forces that operate on boats whcilst stationary and whilst moving through the River Thames. The different types and sizes of boats on exhibit enhanced the Year 1children's learning on their theme of 'Trains, Boats and Airplanes' and the Year 4 children's theme of 'Forces'. All the children came from the visit appreciating the differences between canals and rivers, and knowing the importance of river transport for communities around the River Thames.

 

26th April 2015

Year 4 Visit the Jewish Museum

As part of the Ancient Egypt theme, children from Year 4 went to visit the Jewish Museum in London to learn more about Judaism and Jewish life. They learnt why the Torah is central to Jewish life, how it is looked after and celebrated by jews around the world. The children also heard about some stories in the Torah and the enduring craft of the Sofer (scribe). They investigated the Torah as a sacred object as well as a handcrafted artefact, looking at Torah scrolls from around the world. The children saw the magnificent 17th Century Synagogue Ark in the gallery reveal its secret history. In the activity-packed sessions, children investigated the handling artefacts that are used to make a Torah, Yads (pointers) and Eitz Chayim (Torah rollers). Then they had a go at identifying what materials these artefacts are made from and be a scribe using a quill and ink to write letters of the Hebrew alphabet!
It was an eye-opening day for the children!

15th April 2015

Year 6 Learn about Black History

Children from year 6 visited the local Slough Library to find out about the experiences and heritage of members of the black communities who live in Slough in a local community project called ‘Borrow-a-Person - part of Slough's Black History Celebration’. This celebration was organised by the charity ‘Art Beyond Belief’ that looks to open discussion between different faith organisations, youth projects and other community groups.
This project supported the learning the children have just completed in their theme of ‘Britain - Empire to Democracy (British India) and it also links to their current theme of ‘Justice and Equality’. The children heard many different experiences and points of view from the citizens of Slough and learnt how their family histories and migration stories have shaped the town in which we live in.

14th April 2015

Year 5 Visit the Houses of Parliament

Children from Year 5 visited the Houses of Parliament to enhance their learning of the political system in the United Kingdom. Through the educational tour, the children were able to explore the Palace of Westminster, learn about the history of Parliament and the see the art and architecture of the buildings which have come to be so recognised around the world. This trip also allowed the children to see:
The House of Commons and House of Lords chambers
Westminster Hall, the last remaining part of the original Palace
Central Lobby, at the very heart of the Parliamentary Estate

26th March 2015

Year 6 Visit Khalsa Primary School

Our Year 6 visited our local sikh Khalsa primary school (KPS) to learn more about the Sikh religion and about Sikh life. Our children were greeted by some of the school's year 6 children acting as hosts for the morning, these children were the school's 'Junior Leaders' and one of their roles is to be hosts for any external visitors to their school. The Junior leaders welcomed our children into their main hall to be introduced to other KPS Y6 pupils and to do a short ice breaker activity. Each ISF child was given a partner Y6 pupil from KPS. After the activity, our ISF children entered the Gurdwara to hear a Presentation on Sikhism. Later on, the KPS Y6 pupils took our ISF Y6 children outside for some brief playground games which incorporated team work. Our children enjoyed their day visiting the KPS and made good relationships with their peers in KPS!

26th March 2015

Year 2 Trip to Kew Gardens

During the Spring term, Year 2 visited Kew Gardens as part of their learning on plants and flowers. They discovered many different plants and realised how versatile plants are and how important they are for the human race. They discovered the rubber tree and were amazed to discover rubber comes from plants! Children also sketched some of these fascinating plants by observing all the delicate patterns, colours and designs.

19th March 2015

Year 2 Trip to Langley Park

As part of the theme 'Garden of Jannah', children in Year 2 visited Langley Park to explore the flora and wildlife in the natural habitat. During this visit, they discovered lots of different mini beasts and discovered some amazing trees all different shapes and sizes. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

4th February 2015

Year 1 Trip to Sea Life Aquarium

Children in Blue class embarked on an exciting journey to the sea life Aquarium in London to enhance their learning of their theme ‘Under the Sea’. The children discovered a range of weird and wonderful sea creatures and explored the different types of habitats found in the underwater world. They used this information to produce their independent learning work.

9th January 2015

Red Class Trip to Ufton Court Farm

The children had lots of fun at Ufton Court farm. They played musical trees where those children wearing bibs were trees and the rest of the children had to find a tree to hide under when the music stopped. The children learnt about various animals that live in the woods and got to touch stuffed models.  They took their teddy bears on the trip with them. However, at some point during the day their teddies had gone missing! The children were very happy when they rescued their teddies from the woods. They also got to smell, touch and observe various plants in the herb garden. Finally, the children loved seeing the animals in the Ufton Court farm. Among some of the animals they saw were chickens and goats. This was an amazing day for all!

14th October 2014

‘Whole School Trip - Farm to Fork Tesco Initiative’

Tesco has launched the ‘Farm to Fork’ initiative to encourage children to learn about where their food comes from so they can have a positive approach towards the food choices they make. Children in our school were very excited to go to the Slough Tesco Extra on different dates to learn more about the tools they need to live a healthy life and make better decisions about what they put on their plates when they grow up. For example, the children learnt about different types of fish such as prawn and tuna and they also looked at various vegetables and fruits. They were taken into the bakery and shown the machinery used for slicing loaves of bread.The children took part in interactive sessions and activities to explore where their food comes from. This was a very informative activity for all.

8th October 2014

‘Year 3 - Gain Arts Award (Level 1)’

In June 2014, class 3 participated in a 'Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead Museum Learning Project'. This project was supported by investment from 'Artsmark' which aimed to enhance museum learning and engagement in schools through innovative and creative activities. Our children worked with Windsor Museum to curate an exhibition of their own wonderful clay models which they made in response to objects in the Museum's collection. They also came up with a name for their exhibition, deciding upon 'Museum of Clay'. On Wednesday 8th October 2014, class 3 was invited again to the River & Rowing Museum to receive their Arts Award certificates (Level 1) and their own portfolios of the work they had carried out earlier in June. The class was also given five minutes to present their museum learning to all the other school children and teachers who participated in this project. MashaAllah, well done, class 3!

29th September 2014

‘Year 2 Trip to the Science Museum’

Year 2 had the privilege of visiting the science Museum as part of their 'Who am I' theme and explored various different galleries. The children particularly enjoyed visiting Pattern pod. This provided children with a hands-on opportunity to create various patterns using different forms and materials.

18th September 2014

‘Year 2 Trip to Regents Park Mosque’

During autumn term, Year 2 visited Regents Park mosque as part of their 'My Ummah' theme. The children  acquired first hand experience of the importance and role of the mosque in the Muslim community. The Mosque had organised various activities for the children to partake in. They especially enjoyed answering questions from the 'knowledge tree'.

 

 

Important School Information

22nd November 2016

Slough School Receives Ofsted Material Change Inspection

The Slough School was visited by an Ofsted inspector on Tuesday 22nd November, who carried out a Material Change inspection. Alhamdulillah, although we are awaiting the official report, we can comment that the inspection went very well and the inspector was happy with the suitability of the building for our school. Please note, that this type of Ofsted inspection does not give a school a grading, as it only checks and evaluates the suitability of the new premises and how it meets regulations.

 

17th October 2016

Slough School Resumes on Monday 17th October 2016

With Allah ta'ala's Rahma, the Slough school resumes for teaching and learning in our new school building, Dawson House, Ladbrooke Road, Slough, SL1 2SR, on Monday 17th October at 8.45am and it will close at 3pm, at the usual times.

 

30th September 2016

Closure of Tifly, Slough branch on 30th September 2016

With a heavy heart, we have decided to close Tifly Day Care for the foreseeable future. Sadly, we were unable to relocate it to Dawson House, Ladbrooke Road, Slough, SL1 2SR.  We would like to send our duas and well wishes to all families that were a part of our Tifly community. 

 

30th September 2016

End of Lease at Lion House, Slough branch

This is the end of an era which saw our school expand from 50 children in 2005 to the current capacity for 120 children. Tifly Day Care was also established here in 2007. During the last 11 years, we have seen our children partake in many amazing feats and achievements, and I am sure that Lion House will be missed by the entire school community. Alhamdulillah, we are temporarily relocating to Dawson House for the next 2-3 years inshaAllah.

 

1st September 2015

Start of New Academic Year 2015-16

We welcome our school families back to school on Tuesday 1st September 2015 insha Allah.

 

18th June 2015

Closure of School for Summer Holidays

The last day of school for all children will be Thursday 18th June 2015 insha Allah. We hope that this has been a beneficial and rewarding year for the school community. We will see you in the next academic year insha Allah.

 

11th May 2015

Enforcement of New Registration Policy

It has been noticed that on some occasions parents do not inform the school when their child is absent and as a result the teacher is not able to authorize the absence. School timings are 8.45am to 3pm. Morning registration occurs between 8.45am-9am, any child arriving to school after 9am is marked as late. In the event your child is absent please observe the following procedure:

-Email or call the school by 9.15am to inform us of the reason for your child's absence. Email is preferred as we can then save it for our records. If no one attends to the school phone please leave a message, which will be listened to by 9.15am.
-Send in a note explaining the reason for the absence with a sibling to give to myself at the door.

If we do not receive any notification as to why a child is absent, we will be contacting parents at 9.30am to find out the reason for the absence.

Please note unauhorised absences are an extremely serious matter and any absence not explained can become an issue of Safeguarding and Child Protection. Please note that reasons such as absence due to a previous late night or lack of transport do not constitute valid reasons for lateness or absence.

27th April 2015

Enforcement of New Parking Policy

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents who have been mindful to adhering to the new parking policy. Although the fundamental problem is that essentially there are not enough parking spaces, we appreciate your patience in this matter as this is something we cannot do anything about. Since the policy has been put into place, there seems to be an improvement in the parking situation in the mornings. It is hoped this will help in easing the drop-off congestion and ensure that all children arrive to school/Tifly on time and safely insha Allah.

 

13th April 2015

Launch of New Website

We pleased to announce that the new school website was launched this week Alhamdulillah. Please visit it on www.isf.education and share the link with friends and family. It will be up-dated regularly and any information that you require will be on the ‘Shakhsiyah Schools’ page Insh’allah. We would like to take this opportunity to say Jazakallah khair to all those people who have worked tirelessly to contribute to the website at all its stages; it truly is a reflection of the dedication and commitment of the ISF Team.

 

13th March 2015

Deadline for School Enrolment and Renewal Packs

The purpose of this pack is to keep our and your records up to date. The pack contains important documents, some of which you must return and some to keep for information. Some of these documents are to be found on the school website. The Registration Form, General Consent Form, Standing Order Mandate, Annual Fee payment Agreement and Uniform List must be returned by the deadline of Friday 13th March 2015.

 

24th November 2014

London and Slough:  Change in the Morning Routine

To implement new teaching and learning strategies across the school, children now began their learning ten minutes before assembly starts, at 8.50am promptly every day. During these ten minutes, the children go through mental maths, CLIC and VCOP games and activities. These additional learning slots will enhance the children’s learning at the start of the day, and will aid their concentration during assembly too.

24th November 2014

London and Slough:  New Curriculum Information

Masha Allah, new curriculum resources were purchased this term to support and enhance the children’s learning in Reading, Writing and Maths across the school. These new curricula resources are in line with the new National Curriculum September 2014. The children in Primary were also given a username and password to use with a new Abacus World Online programme

30th September 2014

London and Slough: ‘Simultaneous Ofsted Inspections’

Both Shakhsiyah schools were subject to simultaneous No-Notice Ofsted inspections between Tuesday 30th September 2014 and Thursday 2nd October 2014. Our London branch was subject to a Full four-day inspection whilst our Slough branch was subject to a one-day Additional inspection. The senior leadership team of the schools have made a formal complaint to the Department of Eductaion and Ofsted regarding the conduct of the inspectors and the manner in which the inspections were carried out.

London School Visitors & Activities

 

VISITORS AND ACTIVITIES 2015-2016

 

11th July  - 22nd July 2016

Walk to School Week

On 11th  July 2016 to 22 July 2016, children from Shakhsiyah School London have been involved in the Haringey Borough Council Walk to School Week which has enabled the children to understand the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices. Both parents and children have been walking to school by parking their cars outside the red five minute walk zone. The really dedicated children came by bus and stopped  outside the ten minute walk zone.

The Bus number 11 display helped children remember the importance of using our legs to take us everywhere and help reduce pollution!

 

20th January 2016

TFL Presentation

Recently year 6 had the opportunity to view presentation delivered by a member of the Transport for London.
It was very interesting and eye opening as to how important it is to be considerate and aware of our and others health and safety, while we travel and use the various transport services. It was also very interesting to know how Transport for London operates and how they can help people by the use of an oyster card. As people can be traced by tracking their journey, when and whenever you touch your oyster card!

Most importantly, year 6 were taught how they can stay safe whilst they travel using any of the services. As many people often get injured by being reckless when they travel. Other than that, years 6 were told how they could save potentially £5000-£7000 over five years if they use an oyster card!!! That’s a lot of money! One important message the children took from this presentation is that travelling can be fun and enjoyable, if we choose to do in correct manner. By which we can keep ourselves and others safe. It is an important responsibility upon all of us and it requires one to appreciate oneself and others around us.

We hope you always have a safe journey!

 

7th October 2015

Dental Day!

Our dental day took place on Wednesday 7th October 2015 with Oral Hygiene Specialist, Kim Powell from NHS Whittington Hospital.
Kim conducted a parents workshop in the morning and then spent the rest of the day with doing workshops with the children from Early Years through to Key Stage 2.
The workshops emphasised on the need for sound oral hygiene practices such as brushing your teeth at least twice a day, visiting the dentist regularly and leaving off treats until after dinner. Alhamdulillaah, a vast majority of our children had healthy teeth and only a few were identified as needing referrals to the dentist. We look forward to having Kim visit the school again in the near future.

 

Monday 28th September 2015 - Thursday 8th November 2015

Living Eggs - Chick Hatching Experience

The chick hatching experience was an inspiring , hands-on learning event for the whole school. The children learnt that everything depends on Allah by observing the chicks hatching from their eggs and then growing stronger and changing day by day. The children  also learnt to care for and nurture another living creature.

 

 

VISITORS AND ACTIVITIES 2014-2015

 

18th June 2015

End of Leaving Assembly and Transition Day

All the children in the school took part in their end of year leaving assemblies, in which they received certificates from their class teachers. They also took part in Ramadan activities before moving to their new class to meet their new teachers, if applicable. Some children were relieved to see they will still have the same teacher the following year, with whom they have made strong relationships with.

 

 9th June - 11th June 2015

Year 6 Transition Halaqah into Secondary School

Children in Year 6 discussed the various issues and challenges that they may face in their secondary school, including what their hopes and aspirations for the future are. The children understood how to keep themselves safe, reflect upon what examples of  justice and equality they can see around them, what to do if they were concerned and how to ensure they continue learning to meet high expectations that we have set for them in their new schools.

 

8th June - 11th June 2015

E-Safety Week

The school held an E-safety week in which children in Key Stage 2 (Year 3-6) learnt through assemblies and Halaqah, the importance of staying safe on-line. The children understood how to use technology safely and responsibly at home and in school. In addition, a parents' work shop on E-Safety and Cyber Bullying was also delivered in the mothers' Coffee Morning.

 

20th May 2015

Year 5 and 6 Workshop on Poetry and Rhyme with Omar Esa

Brother Omar Esa came to school to do a workshop with the year 5 and 6 children about poetry and rhythms. They were guided to produce their own nasheeds in small groups.

15th May 2015

Old MacDonald Farm

FS 1 and FS 2 children enjoyed a fantastic trip to Old MacDonald Farm. The children not only engaged in hands on learning experience with a wide range of animals, but they also enjoyed plenty of indoor soft play games and outdoor activities. We look forward to visiting the farm again next year inshaaAllaah.

29th April 2015

Year 1 to 6 Wood Green Recycling Centre Assembly

Year 1 to 6 took part in an assembly on recycling. Two members of the Wood Green Recycling centre carried out a very interactive assembly with the children using their recycling props to teach the children about the benefits of recycling and how easy it has become. The children were also shown the different materials that are currently recyclable.

22nd April 2015

Year 2 to 6 Haringey Smarter Travel Assembly

Rachael from Haringey Smarter Travel team led the assembly for primary classes year 2 - 6. She spoke to the children about air pollution and the different causes of it. She also informed them of the different ways in which we can all help reduce air pollution and be more environmentally friendly.

22nd April 2015

Year 5 Celebrate Earth Day

Year 5 children are currently learning about our planet earth and its place in our solar system. This learning has coincided with the  global celebration of 'Earth Day'. This is a day in which people around the world show their appreciation for our planet Earth! As Muslims we should do that anyways Alhamdulillah, however to show a little bit more appreciation, children were given a fun lesson and created pictures of the 'Sun, Earth and Moon' using their knowledge on the sizes of each planet.

1st April 2015

Year 5 Traditional Dress and Food Activity

On the last day of Spring term 2, during our theme of 'Muslim Spain', Year 5 was asked to come to school in their traditional attire and bring in their traditional home cooked food!  This day allowed the children to get to know about the traditional dress and food from other countires, other than their own and they shared many wonderful stories and traditional food brought in from home.

1st April 2015

Year 5 Independent Learning

During the Spring term theme of 'Muslim Spain', Year 5 children were given a project to complete independently. This project brief included the opportunity to create a 3D model of: a Spanish garden during the Medieval era, a Masjid from Spain or an design an Arabesque using different materials.
One of the children recreated this beautiful model of the Alhambra palace garden: using silicone material to imitate real water sprouting from a fountain, real plants for the garden and coloured mosaic stones for the patterns on the floor!Masha Allah!

20th March 2015

Salat ul Kusoof during Solar Eclipse

Our children in key stage 2 prayed salat ul  Kusoof on Friday morning in jamaah, following the teachings of Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wa salam:
“So when you see the eclipse, make du’ā to Allāh and say takbīr, perform ṣalāh and give ṣadaqah...”  (Al-Bukhārī).
Although the children were unable to witness the eclipse, this rare event was observed in other parts of the country as the moon passed right in front of the Sun, blotting out up to 90% of its disc.

2nd March 2015

Visit by HG Education and Robotics Ltd

Children from Key stage 1 and 2 were delighted to receive a visit from HG Education and Robotics Ltd and learn basic engineering skills. They enjoyed imaginative and innovative workshops for a complete day which involved children working in teams of three to build a robotic vehicle from a LEGO Mindstorms kit. The children then were able to it via a program written by themselves. The students learnt about some of the devices and applications where computers are used, and begin to see how essential computer control has become to our lives. The entire day was focused on problem solving and using maths knowledge.

19th December 2014

Annual Presentation: The Jewels of Islam

This year’s annual presentation was a wonderful reflection of the love our children have for Islam, together with it taking place in local venues, it was a memorable evening for staff, friends, family and of course the children.The audience saw and listened to delightful presentations by the children aged between three years old and eleven years old, and were amazed by their knowledge and confidence in the early history of Islam. The children were role models for all of us in the modern age, masha Allah.
We would like to say Jazak Allah khair to all those who took part in bringing the various elements together so harmoniously on the night. Jazak Allah khairun to the mums who prepared and sold the delicious food. They worked so hard in leading up to the day as well as staying right to the end to help pack up everything. Also, a big Jazak Allah khair to the artistic mums who put together the beautiful props and backdrop for the stage. I’m sure all would agree the stage was looking amazing due to the dedication of talented mums. We’d also like to say a big Jazak Allah khair to brother Mohsin who helped with the technical side of the day from the filming to dealing with lighting and sound.

12th December 2014

Deen Riders Assembly

Brother Jamal from the Deen Riders came to visit the school and delivered an assembly to the Primary classes on being good role models to others. The children listened to stories on how the Deen Riders have travelled across the UK helping others through various charitable acts and events. He and his team brought their motor-cycles for the children to have a look. They were amazed to see how big the bikes are! They are true role models to the children in our schools!

1st December 2014

After-School Quran Club

The first after-school Qur’an club began when parents expressed that they would like their children to focus on Hifdh (memorisation) of the Qur’an. The school then asked the London Shakhsiyah Youth who have excelled in Arabic and are hafidh-ul-Quran to take on this project. They are successfully running this club afterschool for an hour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and many students from the school.

20th November 2014

Visit from Suntrap Forest Education Centre

A visitor from Suntrap Forest Education Centre came into the London school to give children the chance to experience the forest through exploring it for themselves in a workshop, instead of learning about it through a computer screen. The visitor brought in small forest animals and children had an interesting time learning about adaptation, growth, classification and the natural world. Among the wild and wacky creatures that came into school  were a corn snake,  asalamander and a hissing cockroach!

17th November 2014

Visit from Road Safety Officers

Both schools held a very successful Road Safety week with a range of activities for the entire school to take part in. A  representative from the local authorities came into school to talk to the children too about Road Safety. This session was carried out with Key Stage 1 first and then Key Stage 2. Both these sessions provided the children with key knowledge of how to be more conscious of potential hazards and the importance of being safe in the home and out in the streets. The Junior Road Safety Ambassadors also presented a whole school assembly highlighting the importance of being safe on the streets.

12th November 2014

Visit by ‘Smarter Travel’ for Safer Scooter Training

The ‘Smarter Travel’ team at Haringey Council arranged for a professional instructor to come into the London school for one day to train the Key Stage 1 children on how to safely ride a scooter. The number of children scooting to school has increased in the past year, so it was essential that we teach the children how to scooter correctly and safely. A member of staff was also trained and so we will be looking to introduce a scooting club in the near future.

11th November 2014

After-School Bicycle Proficiency

The London branch received a grant from the Smarter Travel team at Haringey Council. This grant was used to purchase bicycles so that we could begin our very own afterschool cycling club whereby all Key Stage 2 students will be taught in groups of how to adjust their bicycles so that they are comfortable to ride and also how to ride safely on the roads.

3rd November 2014

After-School French Club

The first after-school French Club began in November 2013 and is running again this year by the efforts of an English speaking native French sister whose children attend the school. She is running the club for more than ten students voluntarily for an hour once a week. The children learn the French language in an exciting and fun way through the use of word games, cake decorating and making their own French themed yearly calendars.

22nd October 2014

Boxing Club

A Boxing Club was initiated by a father of the London school who runs his own sports projects under the title ‘Ummah Active’. Brother Mizzir was aware that the school was looking into sports activities for the children and approached the school with the proposal to voluntarily run an afterschool non-contact boxing club for an hour once a week.

 

 

CALENDAR

London and Slough:

  • Summer term: Tuesday 18th April 2017 to Thursday 27th July 2017
  • Half Term Holidays: Monday 29th May 2017 to Friday 2rd June 2017
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