Bi-weekly updates for Grade 5


We have been working on “The Cay” . Students have enjoyed listening to an audio recording of the story. Students have had practice with comprehension questions, and have been working on their dictionaries to include new vocabulary. Grade five has also been working on learning various discussion skills, through quizzes and through a multi-media project.

Social Studies/ Islamic Studies:

We’ve continued our analysis of Ancient civilizations through group discussions, and through watching videos and taking notes. We’ve integrated with Islamic Studies (learning about Ubar – the ancient city of the people of ‘Ad), and will soon be learning about the Ancient people of Thamud.


We started talking about decimals (how to represent them in different ways, addition, subtraction, and money). All this was covered in chapters 2 and 4 , where students were tested on. Now we are almost at the end of chapter 9 – decimal multiplication and a test should be coming soon. Next we will start decimal division, chapter 10. – Tr.Heifa


We are almost at the end of the Human Body Unit. Grade 5 students are enjoying a program called P4B. Ask your child about it :)- Tr.Heifa


More integration here with the students creating ancient Greek vases – clay pottery which we have recently painted. We’ve done several pieces of art related to Ancient times and we will continue to do artwork exploring this theme. Next we’ll be scuplting Greek animals and so we will need each student to bring at least two long paper towel rolls, and 6 paper toilet rolls and some newspapers cut into long strips for paper-mache. These will be needed for April 27 insha’Allah.


The grade 5 and 6 girls are learning about personal safety. We are talking about how to be safe and how to take care of younger siblings as well as themselves if they are alone. Also how to defend themselves incase being approached by strangers. Also we are talking about effects of alcohol (physical and emotional). Also discusses it from Islam/Muslim point of view. Also why is the consumption of alcohol forbidden for Muslims and how alcohol was also forbidden in many of the other religions. – Tr.Heifa

Boys have learned about sun safety & how to behave when alone at home.


The grade 5 and 6 girls are having fun with two programs being run by students. The first program, ran by Mariam and Fatima A in grade 5, is soccer. Mariam’s dad – Jazah Allah Khayran- helps coaching Mariam and she coaches the girls. The grade 5 and 6 girls are getting much better when passing, kicking a ball low, mid high or high. They know the different positions in a field and keep up with that. The second program is self-defense, to run along with the health unit of defending yourself if being attacked. This program is run by Noor in grade 6 (black belt in Taekwondo) and Maheen in grade 5 ( blue belt in Taekwondo). The girls are learning tricks and techniques of moving fast, how to kick high, and other was. Noor is getting ideas and moves from her Taekwondo instructor to help our class. Way to go girls 🙂 – Tr.Heifa


We are working on Surat Al-Haqqah. For March, the best memorizers and reciters were: 1- Omar Saleem. 2- Abdurrahman Hilal. 3- Zuha Rahmatullah. -Tr. Samia

Grade 5/6 Arabic as a second Language:

Students learned new lessons in Arabic Class, ” The computer”, ” The story of the Train”, they learned new vocabulary, and how to read and write the new lines. They memorized a new Nasheed ” Unshoodat Alnajaah”, and they did the exercises related to the lessons. – Tr. Hoda Grade

5/6 Fluent Speakers news and French news coming shortly, insha’Allah.


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