Years 1 & 2 (ages 5-7)

The move from Nursery & Reception to Years 1 & 2 is made easy at Ihsan with a seemless progression, building upon already establish skills.

Years 1 & 2 class provides a balanced curriculum through topic-based teaching which includes:

  • Topics (Science, History and Geography focused)
  • Literacy and Language
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Creative Development
  • Physical Development
  • Religious Studies
  • Arabic
  • Quran


Daily studies in language, number, science, humanities and creativity are embedded with Islamic teachings and morals and all teaching resources are carefully checked to make sure they do not conflict with Islamic principles. 
Children are regularly assessed according to the national expectations and outcomes for children of their age, to ensure they are achieving the necessary skills to progress further.

Spiritual development is delivered from an Islamic perspective, and at this stage concentrates on fostering a love of Allah, the Prophet Muhammed (peace and blessings be upon him) and Islam and acquiring the skills to practise the fundamentals of Islam.

Religious Studies at this stage includes:

  • Understanding the true message of Islam
  • Fostering an attitude of respect for the creation
  • Knowledge and understanding of the pillars of Islam
  • The Life of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and his companions
  • Everyday Supplications

Children are also taught reading and memorisation of the Qur'an, and to understand the meaning.


Information Technology is integrated across the curriculum.