Class Memorisation (Up to and Including year 5 Only)
During class memorisation the students will aim to learn/revise some of the shorter Surahs from the end of the Qur'an, as well as Surah Fatiha. Additionally we will be focusing on teaching the students some of the daily duas (supplications) from the Qur'an and Sunnah such as the dua for waking, sleeping, eating, travelling etc. Ou aim with this subject is to help the children to maintain a connection with Allah throughout the day, through regularly praising Him and seeking His aid in everyday life. Our schedule of memorisation will be uploaded here soon in-shaa'Allah.
PSHE from an Islamic Perspective (Year 6 and Above Only)
For those in Year 5 and above, they will have a PSHE lesson instead of a class memorisation lesson. The lessons are mostly discussion based and will include a mixture of personal, social and health related topics. For example, a personal topic could be 'thankfulness', a social topic could be 'kindness to neighbours' and a health topic could be 'smoking'. At any time, topics may be skipped in order to discuss domestic or international current affairs/news.
Islamic Studies & Story Time
The majority of the content used for this subject is sourced from two different series of books; the 'ICO Islamic Studies' series and the 'Weekend Learning' series. We select certain topics in advance from each book that we wish to teach the children and form a curriculum overview for the entire academic year. This way both home and school know what topics are to be covered throughout.
In each term, we aim to deliver a different subject within Islamic Studies as follows:
For students up to and including Year 5, the areas to be covered will include Aqeedah, Worship and Morals & Manners, whilst we teach some of the Seerah through story time at the end of Islamic Studies Lessons. We may also use story time in order to help teach the pillars of Islam.
For students in Year 6 and above, the areas to be covered include Aqeedah, Worship and Seerah, whilst Morals & Manners are taught in some of our PSHE lessons.
There are several components that lead to the sucessfull teaching of children, and one of these components is content. The curriculum we have constructed, together with our timetable, helps us to deliver the content in a structured way.
Before looking at the curriculum, it is important to understand that Wow Learning is not designed to be a primary source of a students Islamic education. Rather, it is designed to be supplementary to whatever the child is already learning/has already learnt. In fact, if a student attends Wow Learning and does not follow it up during the week, then in our experience, they will walk away having gained very little knowledge.
It is essential to follow up lessons with students during the week. This can be done at home by simply discussing the subject that we discussed in class, asking students what they learnt, ensuring they revisit their Qur'an/Qaida and completing all homework tasks. Some parents take this route, and others organise tuition for their children during the week (online or face to face). Whichever way you choose, following up is essential.
Our main focus with this subject is to teach students how to read from the Qur'an. The few students
that are fluent in Qur'an recitation will be doing Qur'an memorisation instead during this session. The
Qaida resource we use is the Learning Roots Read book. The Qur'an we recommend is the one with
15 lines per page in Uthmani script, especially for those students that have progressed onto memorisation. However, if students are used to a Qur'an that is not the one mentioned above, then it is acceptable.