Early Years School Life

School Life

Annual Presentation

Every year, every child in our school performs at the children’s presentation. They prepare, rehearse and amaze the audience with their public speaking skills, confidence and creativity. Themes in the past have ranged from ‘Our World, Our Future’, ‘Journey through the Seerah of the Prophet Muhammad (saw)’, ‘Qur’an, Our Beating Heart’ and ‘We are One Ummah.’

Our Early Years demonstrate acute self-awareness that is nurtured in the classroom. Performing in front of an audience of upto 500 people, our young students proudly showcase speech and language development through articulation in Arabic and English, as well as physical orientation through on stage movement and co-ordination.

Educational Visits and Visitors

At Shakhsiyah, we believe that learning extends far beyond the walls of the classroom. Our commitment to providing enriching educational visits for our early years students is rooted in the belief that real-life experiences are invaluable tools for learning. These visits are carefully chosen to immerse our young learners in diverse environments, helping them develop not only a deeper understanding of the world but also nurturing cultural intelligence. By venturing out into the wider world, our students gather a treasure trove of experiences to infuse into their play, fostering creativity, curiosity, and a lifelong love for learning.

Freightliners Farm (London)

Located in Islington, the Freightliners Farm provides a captivating educational experience for our Early Years students. Through engaging workshops, our children embark on a delightful journey to discover the fascinating world of farm animals and their interactions with humans. At the heart of these workshops is hands-on learning, allowing children to pet the friendly animals and actively participate in feeding activities. Additionally, our young learners are introduced to a rich vocabulary associated with nature and farm life, as they explore informative signage thoughtfully placed throughout the farm. This immersive experience not only fosters a deep connection with the natural world but also ignites their curiosity for learning.

Walks around Windsor (Slough)

Our Early Years students embarked on captivating journeys through the historic Royal Town of Windsor, where they explored key landmarks and delved into the rich tapestry of history. These excursions included immersive tours of Windsor Castle, visits to Windsor Parish, and leisurely strolls along the picturesque Windsor High Street. During these outings, children had the unique opportunity to behold the iconic Windsor Castle and its enchanting surroundings, allowing them to transport themselves back in time and envision the town’s captivating history, vividly brought to life.

Woburn Safari Park (London)

Our young learners enjoyed their visits to Woburn Safari Park in Milton Keynes, where they embarked on exciting adventures into the world of wildlife conservation. At Woburn, our children had the unique opportunity to observe a diverse range of captivating animals up close, fostering a deep appreciation for the beauty of the natural world. Beyond the thrill of seeing these creatures, our students actively engaged in enriching sessions at the Enrichment Centre. These sessions featured live videos and encounters with animals, providing an immersive learning experience. During their visit, our young learners gained insight into species that faced threats in the wild, sparking their curiosity and inspiring them to explore ways to contribute to the preservation of these magnificent creatures.

Look Out Discovery Centre (Slough)

Our little ones eagerly looked forward to their annual visits to the LookOut Discovery Centre in Bracknell, Berkshire, where they explored the wonders of science and nature. These trips enriched their experiential learning, enhancing their understanding of the world around them. Through engaging activities and hands-on experiences, our students gained valuable insights into the Knowledge and Understanding of the World, enriching their classroom studies and leaving them with lasting memories of discovery.

Odd Farm Trip (Slough)

Every year, our Early Years students eagerly anticipate their educational adventure to Odds Farm near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. This excursion immerses them in the captivating world of farm animals and showcases the essential role of farmers in providing care, sustenance, and shelter to these charming creatures. The trip to Odds Farm is a pivotal component of our curriculum, offering a hands-on and sensory-rich learning experience that profoundly impacts our young learners. During their visit, the children have the extraordinary opportunity to engage their senses in new and exciting ways. They see the animals up close, hearing the cheerful bleating of lambs, witnessing the gentle sway of cows as they are milked, and feeling the soft texture of wool from sheep. One of the highlights of the trip is the exploration of life cycles. Our students observe firsthand the wonder of birth and growth as they encounter adorable lambs and other young animals. This fosters a deeper appreciation for the miracle of life and the interconnectedness of all living beings. Moreover, the excursion includes thrilling tractor and trailer rides that take the children on an educational journey through the farm’s picturesque landscapes. This not only adds an element of excitement but also provides an opportunity for our students to understand the practical aspects of farming and transportation. Overall, our annual visit to Odds Farm is a cherished tradition that not only enriches our children’s understanding of the natural world but also creates lasting memories of discovery and wonder.