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MFL Arabic

MFL Arabic Overview

Arabic is the language chosen by Allah the Almighty to address Prophet Muhammed (ﷺ). It is the key to Islam and is required for reading and understanding the Holy Quran. Hence, the Arabic language holds a special significance to Gatton School. 

As well as its religious significance to Muslims it is the fifth most popular language spoken in the World. As a modern foreign language, the Arabic language will enable children to access a wide range of future opportunities

Our main objective for our Arabic programme is to combine learning with enjoyment. Our programme compromises of four main skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing, in addition to getting acquainted with the Arab-Islamic culture. 

The Arabic programme accommodates all pupils and contains several topics including greetings, family and home, daily routine, hobbies, holidays, school, days/months, animals, clothes, numbers etc. 

Our lessons are presented in an interesting way by using interactive presentations as well as interactive games and videos. 

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply, and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. 

Pupils should be taught to: 

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding. 

  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.  

  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and seek clarification and help. 

  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary and phrases.  

  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases.  

  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases, and simple writing. 

  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material.  

  • write phrases from memory and adapt these to create new sentences.  

  • describe people, places, things, and actions orally and in writing. 

  • follow a writing model and write sentences and a simple paragraph. 

  • understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine; singular, dual, plural; adjectives; pronouns; the conjugation of verbs; build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English

The Arabic language curriculum at Gatton also supports the teaching of Quran reading and future plans include the widening of the curriculum to support other subject areas such as Maths, English and Science.