Nursery & Reception (ages 3-5)

Learning at this stage is fun and is designed to instil a passion for learning. Our Nursery & Reception curriculum equips children with the vital key skills for life, enabling them to become independent, confident learners as they grow older.

Ihsan's Nursery & Reception curriculum follows six of the areas of learning outlined in the Early Years Foundation Phase, laid out in the National Curriculum for Wales, with the exception of teaching Arabic Language Development:

Personal and Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity
Language, Literacy and Communication Skills
Mathematical Development
Arabic Language Development & Quran
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Physical Development
Creative Development

Daily studies in language, number, creativity, and knowledge and understanding of the world are embedded with Islamic teachings and morals. 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.

Religious Studies at this stage includes:

  • Knowing Allah the Creator
  • Names of Allah
  • Stories of the Prophets
  • Our Beloved Messenger
  • 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.