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Lord & Lady Sheikh Visit

We were honored to have Lord & Lady Sheikh visiting us today. The were taken in a tour around the school and have attended a talent show our children performed from different classes..   Who is Lord Sheikh? Lord Mohamed Sheikh was born in Kenya and brought up in Uganda. His parents originated from the […]

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Sharpen the Saw

The metaphor “Sharpen the Saw” was explained in assembly by Ms. Suzi using the common analogy of a woodcutter who is sawing for several days straight and is becoming less and less productive. The process of cutting dulls the blade. So the solution is to periodically sharpen the saw. This reflects exactly to the way […]

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Drumming Assembly

We had a great assembly today based on Drumming. Different types of drums were used including materials from our surrounding to make different sounds and rhythms. Children will go on to practise further their acquired skills during the summer term including making unique sounds using steel drums.  

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Cultural Day

Celebration the school’s ‘Cultural Day’, Children around the school dressed up in traditional clothes representing different countries of their choice. Parents also prepared traditional food from their home countries. Everyone had a lovely time.

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RSPCA-Caring for Animals

A volunteer from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals visited our school today and spoke to our children about the #RSPCA charity.🐇🐣🐶🐱 They have been looking out for animals, since 1824, with the vision to live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion. Every day, with […]

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What Money CAN’T Buy

Reflection on the importance of money as a mean rather than a goal was the topic of this assemble. “The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money” (Bob Marley)

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Year 5/6 Recycling Assembly

Year 5&6 assembly  about recycling, following their project of selling their up-cycled materials in which they made around £200 profit. They got very motivated after the success they made last week… They have performed many role plays explaining the importance of recycling and caring for the environment.

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The Lion & the Mouse

This assembly was about the story of the Lion and the Mouse, and how the mouse was able to save the Lion’s life although being far too small in the eyes of the Lion to do so… Full Story: A small mouse crept up to a sleeping lion. The mouse admired the lion’s ears, his […]

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Equality & Diversity

Equality and diversity, or multiculturalism, is the idea of promoting and accepting the differences between people. More specifically, equality is about ensuring individuals are treated fairly and equally, no matter their race, gender, age, disability, or religion. It also means we’re all humans, despite differences in how we look or dress, or what we eat or celebrate. […]

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World Book Day 2017

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. This is the 20th […]

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Friendship

Assembly Summary A good friend makes you feel ​good by saying or doing nice ​things.​How does it feels to stroke a ​cat or another pet?​How do you think that the pet ​feels being stroked?​ Giving or getting a compliment ​is a little like stroking or ​being stroked –it is making ​someone feel good by saying […]

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Debating

In assembly, brother Amjad asked the children about ‘Debate’ and what it means. Surprisingly an unexpected answer came from a year one boy, ‘Omar Barhamji’ who confidently answered that a ‘DEBATE’ is a fight with words between two teams! More details were given in assembly about the meaning and about How to debate and examples […]

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Safer Internet Day

As we are celebrating #saferinternetday throughout the whole country, today’s assembly was about ‘the power of image’ and how important it is for our children to know: What they can share and what they can’t… The Assembly also focused on the importance of checking the ‘bigger image’ and not to make assumptions only by seeing […]

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The Hare & the Tortoise

Valuable lessons to learn over and over again from the famous story of ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ represented in assembly Tuesday 31/01/2017 -Do not show off. -Do not give up. -Everybody has their own skills and talents. #almuntadaprimary

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1st Aid Assembly

1st. Aid assembly today led by Ms Sumayyah and Ms Hiba, demonstrating to children how they can be life savers and how to react in situations where they can give 1st aid to others… REMEMBER… Make sure it is safe for you to help… Shout for help at all times… Dial 999 as fast as […]

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Honesty the Best Policy

We listened to a story about a King and the poor man and how the poor man was tested by the king to see if he was honest or not. He missed a big reward; ‘a bag full of gold’… Allah is testing us in many ways; it’s better to have a clear heart than […]

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Black History Week

In assembly, Br. Amjad spoke about the ‘Slavery Trade’ as part of ‘Black History’ and the terrible condition of black people taken from their home lands to be sold as slaves in other countries. This was compared to  the slavery in Islam, the rights of slaves in Islam and the way they were treated stressing […]

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Anti Bullying Week

What would you do if someone came to you and started telling you lies and stories about someone else??? How would you deal with someone who likes spreading lies about others??? Be wise,,,do not let others fool you… Things you can do  to keep yourself and others you know safe from bullying. Stop and think before […]

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Remembrance Day

Facts to know The word ‘armistice’ means a truce or peace arrangement. It comes from the Latin word ‘arma’, meaning arms and ‘stitium’, meaning ‘a stopping’, giving us the meaning: to put down your arms (weapons). The famous poem In Flanders Fields that made the red poppy such an iconic symbol, was written by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John […]

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History and Origin of Halloween/Guy Fawks & the Bon Fire Night

History and origin of ‘Halloween’ (Oct. 31st)  were described to all the children in assembly. Bonfire night is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had […]

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E-Safety

As every year, we do not forget how important it is to be safe online. We do remind our children every time they use the internet how important it is to stay safe. In this year’s E-Safety assembly, we introduced different scenarios to children and they had to make a decision about it whether it […]

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Our Identity…Our Values

In assembly today, Ms Rashida explained to us the importance of following and implementing good values in life. Values followed by people identify their personalities and thus will affect everything around us positively if used wisely. British Values are part of a lot of values we follow and in Al Muntada we do put these […]

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What Really Happens to the Plastic you Throw Away

Ms. Sumayyah spoke about the importance of recycling in assembly today,  represented through an interesting story of the life cycle of three water bottles…. Children Saw the damage caused by not recycling plastic. This damage affects the oceans and sea life as well as our lives… Children were shown some recycling boxes year two made to […]

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Sport’s Activities & Assemblies

        In Al Muntada we believe that good sportsmanship provides guidelines that can be generalized to classroom and lifelong achievement. Participation in challenging sports contests teaches children to love classroom challenge. It also teaches children to function in a competitive society. The world of sports mirrors how one can play the game […]

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Muhammad Ali Clay

Today’s assembly… About the life of Muhammad Ali born Cassius Clay; an American former professional boxer… Going through his interesting life story, converting to Islam and being “the king of the ring” as he used to describe himself following the number of victories he had during his boxing profession… The children watched an amazing video […]

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Martin Luther King

     “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do keep moving forward.” “Whenever men and women straighten their backs up they are going somewhere, because a man can’t ride your back unless it is bent.” “I have a dream that […]

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Angry Arthur

   In assembly, children were asked what might make them angry. Children’s responses were different; some get angry from their siblings annoying them, others get angry for not being allowed to play at certain times…etc. Then Ms Sumayyah took them through the story of  Angry Arthur. Arthur who got so angry, leaving the house, destroying […]

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Rosa Parks

  “Rosa Parks” was today’s assembly topic… Rosa Parks and the rights of Black People in America… Rosa Park and her battle to gain simple human rights… Rosa Park -a strong woman- who changed history… Prophet Muhammad PBUH told us in the Hadith 1400 yrs ago which was part of his Farewell Sermon: “All mankind […]

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The Solar System

           A very informative assembly represented by our years 3&4 about the solar system. The children where dressed up to match their characters all done by themselves.   Some of the preparations that took place the week before assembly…           

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen – her “crime”, to have spoken up for the right of girls to be educated. The world reacted in horror, but after weeks in intensive care Malala survived. Her full story can now be told. She is the teenager who marked her 16th birthday with […]

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Let’s Move a Mountain with Muslim Aid

Food Drive for the Local Homeless & Elderly Every year Muslim Aid runs a Winter Warm Hearts Campaign which aims to respond to and raise awareness for the tens of thousands of elderly and homeless, who are affected by the harsh effects of winter. Our school is involved this year in this campaign, as we […]

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People Who Help Us; Doctors

  An ex-student of A Muntada Primary kindly agreed to visit the school to speak about her job as a doctor. Dr. Seham Akkad explained to the children about her profession and how she helps people in the health care system called the National Health Service or the NHS. She also demonstrated some health checks […]

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Keep your Teeth Healthy

Taking care of our teeth is part of a healthy life-style. The Quran as well as our beloved Prophet tells us how important it is to take care of our bodies and the importance of keeping clean. In assembly Br. Amjad introduced to the children types of healthy  foods and the unhealthy foods that would […]

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Walk 4 Refugees Campaign

We are very delighted to confirm that our School has organised a walk, for the thousands of refugees that have fled to Europe for their safety, in cooperation with Human Appeal International. Our assembly today highlighted the suffering and hard times these refugees face during their journey. Many children are attempting to cross border in a […]

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Cyber Bullying and E-Safety

Following Yesterday’s assembly, Ms. Hiba introduced Cyber Bullying to the children and how to stay safe online. Did you all know that age restriction for having an account on social media; including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat…etc. is 13+?! Did you all know that age restriction for having an account on Youtube is 18+?! Did you know […]

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Anti Bullying Week

Our school is getting ready to take part in this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, which runs from Monday 16th to Friday 20th November 2015. Following few assemblies earlier this year, Mr. Amjad explained to children what bullying means, how it affects us and how we can stop it and prevent it, focusing on real life scenarios. “Bullying […]

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Recycling & Littering

In assembly, our children got to know about how important our environment is to us. Ignoring this important aspect will damage our world. This is against our Islamic teaching and what Allah told us and our beloved Prophet about taking care of our world. -وَلَا تُفْسِدُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ بَعْدَ إِصْلَاحِهَا  ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُم […]

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Shoes for Little Syrians Emergency Appeal

Dear Parents/Carers, Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh. The Prophet Muhammad  said: “Whoever fulfils the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfil his needs; whoever removes the troubles of his brother, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and whoever covers up the fault of a Muslim, Allah will cover […]

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The Birmingham Quran Manuscript; Full Story

Birmingham Qur’an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world A Qur’an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods. Radiocarbon analysis has dated the parchment on which the text is written to the period between AD 568 and 645 with 95.4% […]

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  We have been learning about different kinds of mini-beasts and have drawn our own mini-beasts and labelled them in class. Children were all so surprised to see the number and the different kinds of mini-beasts there are. Reception Class Assembly Reception class performed a play about The Very Hungry Caterpillar for their assembly. The […]

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TEACHING USING METAPHORS

“If someone squeezed tooth paste on the floor, would you be able to put it back into t tube? Well, think about it.” Head Teacher Amjad Malik dramatically showed this to us in assembly. That is exactly what happens, when you hurt someone else’s feelings by calling them names or using bad language; you wont be able to […]

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Performing in English, Turkish, Urdu & Arabic

Alhamdulillah year 2 have managed to memorise, and perform with drums and tambourines a lovely nasheed about the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) by the nasheed artist Maher Zain. They were able to mimic very closely the harmonies that replaces the musical instruments, and some children memorised parts of the nasheed in […]

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EARTH DAY 2015

We have been commanded by Allah (SWT) to take care of our beautiful earth which He has created for us to live in and benefit from. He also commanded us not to damage it. We told our children how to look after the earth as ‘Khalifas’; (Individual responsibility) during our assembly on 22nd April 2015, […]

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The Solar Eclipse

Britain experienced once-in-a-generation event  the 20th March 2015. The moon blot out about 90% of the sun in a phenomena called  a partial eclipse of the sun. London experienced an 85 percent coverage. At Almuntada primary we performed “Salatul Kusouf” which is a sunnah following Prophet Muhammad’s prayer  during solar eclipses.  Children were taught about […]

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Black History Week

Black History Month (BHM) is held every October. The aim is to promote knowledge of Black history, culture and heritage. The focus of Al Muntada children was on great historical figures such as Martin Luther King who fought for the civil rights in the United States represented by Abdallah Omar yr2. In their class assembly. […]

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House of Parliament

As Part of their curriculum,  year 6 pupils went to visit the House of Parliament & Westminster Abby to learn about functions of Parliament and law-making. They also did a whole school assembly  showing through the story of the “fizzy drink”, and Froggypop,  how laws are made, and what Parliament does, how MPs and Lords […]

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Democracy & Diversity

Years 3 & 4 taught others in assembly about “Democracy; a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting  & Diversity; the state of having people who are from different races or who have different cultures in a group, or organization.

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Anti Bullying Week

Anti bullying week: year 2 performed an assembly  to teach all pupils about the different forms and the harms of bullying. They acted out scenes  presenting what bullying looks like to ensure everyone  knows what to look out for and what to stay away from.  They sang  a catchy song advising children what to do […]