Iqra School’s Intermediate program will play an important role in your child’s education. Using the Manitoba curriculum, along with our Islamic Studies curriculum, ourcertifiedteachers will nurture your child’s academic abilities, emotional and social development, and overall growth.
Our teachers acknowledge that every learner is unique. Each day will be one of excitement and adventure as students engage in numerous hands–on activities. Using bothplay–based learning (guided play, dramatic play, and free play) and traditional learning. By taking the best of both worlds, your child will learn to process and make sense of what they are studying.
Curiosity and the joy of learningis at the heart of a student’sacademic experience. We encourage students to ask questions, try new things and take ownership over their learning. Our classrooms are not quiet static rooms, but rather dynamic spaces where movement, collaboration and hands-on learning are the norm.
Students will learn the Arabic language throughout the year. Students will learn how to read/write Arabic and the meaning of various common Arabic words.
During art class, students will develop and expand their skills and knowledge in order to express their art ideas. They will also learn more about the logistics involved in arts, such as distribution of craft materials, the process of organizing and cleaning up their workstations, and using the correct tools and materials for a given project. Our teachers encourage students to use innovative methods to express themselves on the canvas. Through art class, our students will develop aesthetic sensitivity, perseverance, confidence, and good work habits.
Students will learn basic Dua’s which they can use while completing day-to-day tasks. A Dua book will be provided to reinforce knowledge of various Duas.
English Language Arts
Our Language Arts program is designed to reinforce important skills learned in primary years. Exciting activities to further develop higher-level thinking skills and reading comprehension are used. Students practice their reading and writing skills through creative writing, book reports, and more. Students have access to Iqra School’s ever-growing library, filled with appropriate genres of every kind, from science fiction to action and adventure. Students will also sharpen their spelling skills through the incorporation of spelling words to writing in everyday classes and homework.
Our French program is intended to enable students to grasp the basics of the French language. Students will familiarize themselves with basic grammar by reading stories. Students will also learn to ask simple and more complex questions. Through our French program, our students will learn how to pronounce select words, express their feelings, differentiate between singular/plural and masculine/feminine words, apply practical vocabulary for communication purposes, and more.
Students will learn various topics during their Islamic Studies class throughout the school year. Examples of topics include exploring the peaceful characteristics and duties of the prophets, good character and morals, how to perform different types of purification (Wudu, tayammum), stories of the prophets (and the lessons that can be learned from them), and more. Each student will receive an Islamic Studies textbook/workbook to supplement their Islamic Studies.
Building on the mathematic skills learned in their early years, students will have numerous opportunities for problem-solving. Students will learn the basic concepts of fractions, decimals, division, multiplication, order of operations, using mental math concepts, rounding,number lines, among others.
Students participate in physical exercises every school day. Our physical education program is designed to develop motor skills, locomotor movements, as well as development sportsmanship, cooperation, and teamwork. Exercises include sports and competitive activities requiring movements such as skipping, running, balancing, bending, sliding, among others. Students are also educated on safe equipment usage and healthy life practices.
Students learn various surahs from the Holy Qur’an on a weekly basis. Qur’an classes are taught by a professional Arab teacher.
Science classes in grade 4cover a wide variety of topics, such asminerals, light and sound, habitats/ecosystems, weather, astronomy, among other topics. Our science classes consist of a hybrid between whole class instruction and small group activities. This allows students to foster important qualities such as self-confidence, teamwork, collaboration, and more. Scientific methods such as observations, makingpredictions, measurements, recording, and graphing are emphasized.
Our social studies class explores the ways of life in different communities across various regions in Canada and beyond. Students also explore the geographic, economic, and social aspects of different parts of the world. Through our social studies classes,our students learn to respect and appreciate Canada’s diversity.