To aspire students to become exemplary Muslims and serve the community.
Nurturing today’s young children, Inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.
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♦ Assembly at Level 4 between 2.00 p.m. – 2.15 p.m.
♦ Dismissal at Level 1 after 6.30 p.m.
The education of our youngest learners lays the foundation for all future learning. Kindergarten@Bishan aims to build a strong foundation in the acquisition of Islamic knowledge for children aged between 18 months – 6 years of age.
Basic Islamic knowledge and the ability to eventually be able to recite the Quran requires foundation to be laid out from 5 years old. The boys and girls in K1 and K2 are educated on Akhlaq and Fiqh, in a simplistic and an engaging way. The young children’s ability to recite the Quran begins with teaching of Iqra’. Students who successfully graduate from Iqra’ class will be promoted to Al-Quran class.
While Akhlaq lessons focus on the Sunnah of Rasulullah (S.A.W.), Fiqh lessons focus on the basic Islamic laws. These lessons are taught through storytelling with the aid of visuals, interactive videos, slide shows, plays, skits, art & craft and other activities. The objective of such a curriculum is to create a pathway for the young children to emulate Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)’s characters, in terms of social and moral skills. These fun and interactive lessons have been helpful for students to remember the content and moral of stories better as they have been able to re-enact the stories to their friends or family.
Iqra’ lessons, which is the stepping stone to be able to recite Quran, consists of the introduction and learning of Arabic letters and gradual movement of learning to recite Arabic words with 3 to 4 characters. To maximise each student’s potential, students are divided into smaller groups according to their learning abilities. The Ustazah to students ratio is maintained at 1:5/6 for Iqra’ lessons. However, Iqra’ teaching begins as a small-group lesson and is followed by one-to-one coaching.
Upon completing the Iqra’ stage, students move onto the Al-Quran Class where students begin to recite the arabic scriptures from the Quran. Potential students are then encouraged to memorise more Surahs.
The toddler phase is an excellent time for cognitive, emotional and social development. To leverage on this, lessons for the Pre-Nursery and Nursery are segregated into 6 segments – Identification of Arabic letters, Surah memorisation, Akhlaq, Dua and Nasheed, Salah practise, and Physical and Social Development.
Arabic letters are introduced on a weekly basis through visuals and hands-on activities. As students progress, joint letters are introduced. To reinforce weekly learnings, flash cards are used. Alongside, meanings of the Arabic words are also introduced. Through the different strategies of rote learning, the students have been able to quickly remember and identify the Arabic letters and words.
The Pre-Nursery and Nursery class leverages on Salah Asar Jemaah as toddlers may not have opportunities to practice praying at home or may not know the adab of Salah Jemaah. During weekly Salah Asar Jemaah, the students are brought to the prayer area, where they are able to join the Jemaah. The session allows students to observe the elder students. Hence, the toddlers are exposed to the prayer steps and the adab of Salah Jemaah.
To nurture students with good values, Akhlaq lessons are centered on the Sunnah of Rasulullah (S.A.W.). Through interactive and fun lessons, students are taught on their role to their parents, family, friends, Madrasah, community and to Allah. Therefore, to sow seeds of a good individual, from young.
Physical and Social Development is integrated through weekly relaxation-cum-outdoor activities session that lasts for 30 minutes. Different activities are introduced every week. The students are able to increase their motor skills and stabilise their emotions, which eventually help to improve each toddler’s social interaction ability.
Only for Pre-Nursery, nap time is included in the curriculum hours. Students are encouraged to take a nap for 30 minutes after their break. This ensures that they get adequate rest before their last activity for the day, which usually is 30 minutes of outdoor activities. As a result, their minds are refreshed, aiding in better learning.
“And we have made Quran easy for understanding and remembrance. Is there then any seeker of admonition?”
(Surah Al-Qamar, 54: Verse 17).
We believe that each of our students are our future Khalifah, who will carry the message of Allah. We expose our students to an Arabic word each week. Through this initiative, students will be able to practice and improve their Arabic handwriting and identify basic words with meaning. This activity helps to boost student’s interests in Arabic learning and increase their Arabic vocabulary. It will also help them understand the Quran better in the future when they start reading and understanding the Quran.
Play-based learning is a new initiative introduced in 2017 that aims to motivate the students to learn the Arabic Letters. To instil love for learning the Arabic letters within each child, crafted activities are part of this learning process. One of the games include using Lego to identify the letters in the words and then build the Lego accordingly. Students also learn Arabic letters better by playing a 2-player game of ‘Snap’ that involves Flash Cards with Arabic letters. The fastest player who realises that the same Arabic letter is laid out by both the players, is to call out ‘Snap’.
To add knowledge and good character, students learn Nasheeds such as “We love you Ramadan”, “Wudhu” and “The Islamic Months”. These Nasheeds help the students to remember some lessons like the Wudhu steps, the order of the Islamic Months and good characters, by heart. Once students have enough practice with the Nasheeds, the students are offered opportunities to perform during certain Madrasah Events, such as the Annual Prize Presentation Day.
Students recall better when thought through innovative hands-on activities. To allow learners of Iqra’ remember Arabic words better, lessons incorporate sponge painting of Arabic letters on given materials.
Learning corners are set-up with games and activities for learners of Iqra’ to recognise and identify capital letters, small letters and joint letters in Arabic.
In order to enable all the students in each group to participate concurrently, five different activities are part of this Learner corner,whereby students are to take turn to use them. One of the activities includes ‘Carpark Lot’ that serves as a fantastic testing tool. In this game, students are to pick up a toy car which is labelled with an Arabic Letter and ‘park’ the car in the parking lot that has the matching letter. Some of the activities help students to learn the joining of letters and small letters in a more interesting manner.
To ensure that the students well-retain their knowledge towards the end of the session at the Learning Corner, students are tasked to practice writing Arabic letters.
A new initiative embarked in 2017, inspired by IMSSA Talent Time (2016), aims to encourage all the little Khalifahs to showcase their hidden talents. This program is open to all students in the Pre-School level, as every child should be given an equal opportunity to develop their confidence.
The categories for the Talent Time are kept open. Some performances include oratory skills, skit and sports. The participants may choose to perform as an individual or in a group. Participants have to undergo two rounds of audition within Madrasah As-Soabereen (Kindergarten@Bishan) and one round of audition which will be run for the whole Madrasah. Thereafter, the winners will be participating in events such as iftaars or the Finale of IMSSA Talent Time Competition, representing the Pre-School.
Through this competition, our Ustazahs are able to identify hidden talents of their students and facilitate in the grooming of well-rounded students. Parents are also able to build a meaningful bond with their child and their Ustazahs.
Learning journeys are organised during the Annual IMSSA Family Camp. This program involves learning beyond the Masjid, so that students can cultivate love for Allah’s creations in an informal manner. Our students are able to experience and form an appreciation for the environment that Allah has provided for them. Apart from having fun, they are also reminded of the kind of blessings that our Nation has provided for them. In 2017, the students visited The Jacob Balla’s Children’s Garden and the Children’s Garden at the Gardens By The Bay.
In terms of Wudhu, a few factors are ensured:
Students are taught a number of Surahs and the prayer steps during class. They have their practical lesson that is incorporated with weekly Salah Asar Jemaah.
Students are encouraged to greet with salaam, to all their Muslim friends and adults.
Developing these habits helps our students to grow with us and build a strong base in Islam.
1. Akhlaq Activity Book
3. Iqra’ Activity Book
4. Arabic Acitivty Book
5. Surah Booklet
6. Dua Book
7. Ramadan Kit
1. Workbook that comprises of
2. Surah Book
3. My Arabic Writing Book
4. Ramadan Kit
If you have any queries, come and visit us on Sunday between 2.00pm to 6.30pm at Masjid An-Nahdhah Level 4.
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