The Arabic language curriculum at Safa School aims to help learners lay a good foundation in learning Arabic, paving the way for independent and lifelong learning and effective communication of knowledge, ideas, values, attitudes and experience.
It is built with an emphases on learner-centredness and task-based learning, promoting a balanced use of approaches appropriate to the needs and interests of first or second language learners.
Pupils begin to study Arabic in Year One. During Key Stage One pupils will concentrate on the sound and lettering of the alphabet using a variety of resources to help them become increasingly familiar with the written and oral forms.
From Years Three to Six, a more topic based curriculum is introduced in which pupils learn a variety of vocabulary in context from numbers and colours to food and classroom items. Pupils are taught how to read and write words to reinforce their reading and writing skills with the aim of giving a sound base of Arabic on which to continue into Secondary School.