Ibn Umayr

Ibn Umayr

A warm welcome to Ibn Umayr’s class page!

The Christmas holidays seem a distant memory now as we motor through 2018 and it is difficult to believe that we are already so close to March. The children have approached the new term with their usual vigour and enthusiasm in what has been a demanding but exciting few months.

The weather hasn’t stopped us; it was pleasing to see Ibn Umayr claim the attendance trophy on more than one of occasion (thank you parents for your encouragement and safe driving). Attendance is always important but especially so with such a demanding year 6 curriculum.

Foundation Topics

Mr Adam has been teaching Arabic this term- It does make me immensely proud to hear the children’s prayers in the morning and their Arabic abilities blow me away! Our Foundation topics have been really fun- Teaching the children to sew was particularly entertaining- not to mention a new teaching experience for some of the staff. It will be interesting to see how the completed Victorian hats turn out!

The British Empire topic linked ‘seamlessly’ to our literacy and helped inform our WW1 vocabulary.


In Maths, we are still using the exciting Inspire Maths which was introduced to our school last year. Measure and shape have been key elements this half-term as we move into data handling. Parents should be ready to be surveyed to help create our variety of charts and tables.

In February it was amazing to have Miss Fedrick teach the children about engineering- It was also fabulous to see Ibn Umayr’s girls beat the boys in her engineering problem solving task!



Most of us shed a tear whilst reading our class novel ‘Warhorse’ and the children produced some outstanding writing from a historical setting. This was supported by our amazing trip to the Industrial War Museum North where the children were able to experience elements of the trenches found in WW1 and the impact that the war had both in the UK and abroad.

A very reflective and thoughtful half-term here in Ibn Umayr with some outstanding work (as usual)

Please continue to remember us all in your humble prayers!

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