Islamic Education in Elementary School

Children in Grades 1 and 2 will explore Islam and learn about the greatness of Allah (SWT) and Allah’s (SWT) creation. They will be exposed to a range of stories about prophets, artifacts and other religious material. Children will be introduced to specialist vocabulary and develop understanding of the importance of religion and belief. Children are encouraged to learn and memorize short Surah using a few Tajweed rules with only some errors. They will learn and begin to understand Prophet Muhammad’s (S) instructions and the application to real world situations. They will learn the Story of Prophet Ibrahim (ASW). Most children show an understanding of the meaning of the prescribed Hadith. Boys and girls will display equal progress. Children are encouraged to talk about what is important to them and others, valuing themselves, reflecting on their own feelings and experiences to develop a sense of belonging. They shall visit places of worship focusing on symbols and feelings. Children will use culturally appropriate; art, ICT, music, dance and drama to develop their creative talents and imagination to share their own beliefs, ideas and values.

Grades 3 to 5 children will explore the impact of Islam (as a religion and belief) locally, nationally and globally. Grades 4 and 5 children will extend the range and use of vocabulary. They will begin to recognize the challenges involved in distinguishing between ideas of right and wrong and valuing points of view. Children will be encouraged to communicate their ideas recognizing other student’s points of view. They will consider their own beliefs, values, and those of others in light of their learning in Islamic studies. Children will visit places of worship focusing on the impact of the reality of religion on the local and global community. Guest speakers will be invited into class. Children will use culturally appropriate; art, ICT, music, dance and drama to develop their creative talents and imagination to share their own beliefs, ideas and values.

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