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“I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarrelling even if he were in the right, a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking, and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who made his character good.” (Abu Dawood)
“ability to create something new, unused or original”
“able to convey their ideas and emotions in a way that other people understand”
“someone with a clear, distinctive and specific vision of a future development, and is able to plan for it in a suitable way”
"The only reason I have been sent is to perfect good manners." (Bukhaari)
“ability to create something new, unused or original”
“O my son! establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just and forbid what is wrong; and bear with patient constancy whatever betide you; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct of) affairs” (Surah Luqmân:17)
“the ability to adapt to stress and adversity, and return to a good position after experiencing difficulty”
“Give due respect and regard to your children and decorate them with the best of manners” (Abu Daud)
“The condition of a believer is a wonder, it is all good. Only the believer enjoys this situation. When he enjoys good fortune, he thanks Allah and this benefits him. When he undergoes afflictions, he patiently endures it and this is also good for him." (Muslim)
(Believers are) those to whom people said, "The people have gathered against you, so fear them." But that merely increased their faith and they said, "Allah is enough for us and the Best of Guardians." So they returned with blessings and bounty from Allah and no evil touched them. They pursued the pleasure of Allah. Allah's favor is indeed immense. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 173-174)
Say: He is Allâh, (the) One. Allâh the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He begets not, nor was He begotten; And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him. (Surah Al Ikhlas)
“able to contribute towards a community, a group, a project or a task, in order to achieve something where his or her benefit can be realised”
"And what is the matter with you that you spend not in the cause of Allah? And to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth."(Surah Al-Hadid: 10)
“Allah is more deserving than other people of shyness.” (Abu Dawood)

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*UPDATE* - After all the pennies were counted we managed to raise a whopping £718.51.

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School uniform is compulsory at Al-Noor Primary. Please click here for a copy of the school's policy. The uniform for boys and girls is set out below.
Girls’ Uniform  
In the classroom
  • Navy Pinafore
  • Loose, navy trousers
  • White, long sleeved blouse
  • Plain, white headscarf, without beads, pictures, or texturing on cloth (compulsory)
  • Embroidered, plain, navy cardigan
  • Plain, flat, black shoes, without laces (non-marking soles)
  • Plain, white (unfrilled) socks   
For PE
  • embroidered, plain white polo-shirt
  • embroidered, plain navy sweatshirt
  • plain black or navy, loose jogging bottoms,
  • Plain black plimsoles 
Boys’ Uniform
In the classroom
  • Loose, navy trousers
  • White, long sleeved shirt
  • Embroidered, plain, navy jumper
  • Plain, black shoes without laces (non-marking Soles)
  • Navy, black or dark grey socks
  • Boys may wear a white topi-hat   
For PE
  • embroidered, plain white polo-shirt
  • embroidered, plain navy sweatshirt
  • plain black or navy, loose jogging bottoms,
  • Plain black plimsoles 
School bags with the Al-Noor logo are available to purchase from the school.   

Uniform Supplier
The school has signed up with Tesco’s online shopping service to provide the school’s uniform. Please ensure you carefully purchase the items set out below only from the links provided given to ensure your child is in full and correct school uniform at all times when at school.
Embroidered items:
Please visit 
http://www.clothingattesco.com/redbridge/al-noor-primary-school/invt/134244 or https://al-noor-primary.schoople.com/uniformeasy?fl=true/ for embroidered boys' jumpers, embroidered girls' cardigans and shirts and for the PE uniform: embroidered polo-shirt, embroidered sweat shirt, jogging bottoms and plimsoles.
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This year's focus for Islam Awareness Week (6th February- 10th February 2017) was Islam and the Curriculum.

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Ramadan Family Qur’an Challenge

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Car Free days!

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The local police Faith Team have issued a safety message in light of recent events in Manchester and Westminster.


They have stressed the importance of staying in regular contact with Local Safer Neighbourhood teams and the Faith Team and further say:

“Please be vigilant and report anything you find suspicious to the police.  Ramadhan is the busiest time for many Masjids and Islamic Community centres, dialogue is vital with your local Ward officers and faith and community liaison officers. Your local safer neighbourhood teams have been provided with leaflets around safety during Ramadan. Please welcome them and allow them to distribute those leaflets to worshippers at your venue.


If you will be holding community Iftars, please, where possible invite your local Ward officers and Neighbourhood teams to join you. This will go along way in reassuring your community. BE ALERT NOT ALARMED.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or require any guidance or advice. I pray that you have a peaceful, safe and blessed Ramadan, Ameen.


Ma ‘assalama.

Shahnuaz Meah,

Faith & community liaison officer.”

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Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holiday. The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries to maintain their reading skills and confidence and avoid that dip.

In 2017 children all over the UK will be invited to embark on an exciting reading adventure in libraries. This year the theme will be Animal Agents with illustrations from Tony Ross.


The Challenge is aimed at all reading abilities and encourages children aged 5 to 12 to read six library books of their choice during the holiday.Taking part provides pupils with opportunities that meet national curricula requirements. It’s a brilliant opportunity to promote the powerful message of reading with children every day.


Each time a child finishes a book they receive stickers and rewards, and there’s a certificate and medal for everyone that reads six books!

They also have lots of events for children to learn, create and enjoy during the holidays which are advertised in the Do MORE guide and online. For more information please visit https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/redbridge-events/summer-reading- challenge-2017-animal-agents/ and https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/redbridge-events/special- events-for- children/events-for- children/.

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The school is delighted to announce that it has joined hands with Citizens UK to enrich our PSCHE provision and to work with other institutions to make Redbridge even better.


Redbridge CitizensUK will be celebrating a landmark victory for private housing tenants, join them on Thursday 3 August from 12:00 to 13:00 at the Salvation Army, Clements Road in Ilford.


Any real victories take time and require holding those in power to account and then celebrating with them for doing the right thing when they do. In April 2014, Redbridge Citizens heard many stories of terrible landlords in the Borough. So, at its local Accountability Assembly, it ensured that politicians seeking to be Leader of the Council committed to creating a licensing scheme for landlords, aiming to ensure good quality rental accommodation for local people. 3 years later, the council has delivered and the scheme is about to become compulsory in the Valentines and Clementswood wards! Please see the following for further details: https://www.redbridge.gov.uk/housing/private-rentals/licences-to-rent-out-properties/.

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The Suntrap Centre is holding family and children activities throughout the summer break.


Visit the following url to find out more:


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The Deputy Mayor, James Murray, has agreed to come to a London Citizens assembly on 15th November 2017 at Oasis in Westminster. This is our chance to demonstrate to those in power, and to our members, that the reason London Citizens can make significant change is because we are willing to put in the time and energy to hold politicians to account throughout their time in office. Without real progress at this meeting, which requires a strong turnout from our member organisations, we simply will not be able to make significant change at our local assembly on affordable housing in April next year. We have the opportunity to take the fight for CLTs on Olympic Park; Landlord Licensing and Rogue Landlords to the London Deputy for Housing, James Murray, on Wednesday 15th November from 6.30pm-8.30pm at Oasis, 75 Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7HS.


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Goodmayes ward panel meeting will be held on Tuesday the 21st November at Mayfield School 7pm to 8pm, if you wish to attend and meet your local policing team for Goodmayes please email Michelle Mardell, Goodmayes.snt@met.police.uk. The Metropolitan police have created a helpful leaflet in how to secure your home from potential burglaries, please find attached with this Jumu’ah Notices.  

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November marks Islamophobia awareness month. In acknowledgement of this the school will be tactfully discussing the topic with the older children to evade any concerns. In tribute of Islamophobia awareness month, there will be exhibitions held throughout London and beyond. Please encourage your friends, families and neighbours to attend to help eradicate hate crimes.

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Pupils were very busy this week with two themed weeks in one: Interfaith week and Anti-Bullying week. On Tuesday we had the pleasure of having teachers and pupils from IJPS (Ilford Jewish Primary School) to talk to the children about the Judaism. This was followed by a teacher from Avanti Court Primary on Hinduism. Children were asked to reflect on how learning about others and talking with them breeds understanding and respecting for one another.



Monday’s Anti-Bullying assembly also asked children to respect others, whatever the differences, including their peers in their classes. They considered a new definition of bullying:

Bullying is the use of face threat or coercion to abuse intimidate or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is rejected and habitual. One essential pre-requisite is the reception by the bully or others of an imbalance of social or physical, over which distinguishes bullying from conflict.


In addition they were asked to think about hidden bullying behaviours and whether they had even a small element of any of them. These are behaviours that are often very difficult to detect by adults but cause problems in interactions with their peers and can lead to behaviour that can be perceived as bullying, if not out-right bullying itself:

1) a need to control and dominate others, 2) being quick to anger, 3) having poor impulse control, 4) having a lack of empathy for others 5) being intolerant of differences, 6) not accepting responsibility for their actions, 7) having feelings of superiority, 8) blaming the victim.


Children have enjoyed learning about other faiths and reflecting on Anti-Bullying. They have been engaged in discussions and dialogue in school and we would strongly recommend parents to continue the discussions at home, jazakAllahu khair.


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Last Tuesday the student council and a group of parents and staff attended the meeting to present the school’s top two local concerns and join the vote to select three that all eight member organisations will work together to tackle in the run up to local elections, bi-idhnIllah. The school had voted the following as its top concerns, at 19% and 16% respectively:

1) crime rates; 2) safety in local parks.


The Student Council did an excellent job presenting these creatively and succinctly masha’Allah and were warmly commended by many present. The school (and assembly) was also delighted by our turnout of 28 people – challenging the host organisation for the top spot (Trinity High School) who had 30 people present.


After voting the final top three local concerns adopted by the Alliance were:

1) Crime (including Islamophobia/Hate Crime and anti-social behaviour);

2) Affordable housing;

3) Facilities for young people.


Three teams were set up to begin work with a research phase to help us narrow down each category to concrete goals and actions. The next meeting is on 10th January insha’Allah and we urge you get involved and join us in working practically to serve and care for our neighbours, change munkar around us and improve local society for everyone. Please drop Umm Anisah an email on office@al-noorprimary.co.uk, citing ‘Citizens’ to be part of this work – that many parents present described as ‘inspiring’.


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At Al-Noor we have been learning about Oracy. This is an important element of our work to help pupils secure the best educational outcomes. 

Oracy is the development and application of the skills required for effective spoken communication, which includes language and vocabulary acquisition and use. It underpins children's learning overall as it underpins thinking and writing - hence its importance. The development of children’s oracy is critical for the sound development of thinking skills, language, literacy and learning. Research has demonstrated the direct correlation between the gap in children’s oracy skills with their educational outcomes. Recent research also strongly links socio-economic background with word knowledge. For example, one piece of important research showed that there is a gap of 20 million words between children by the age of three years, from families in receipt of benefits and those with parents from professional backgrounds. Another piece of research established that “for English Language Learners, the ‘achievement gap’ is primarily a vocabulary gap.” Young people with limited vocabulary and limited dexterity in English fare worse than their more articulate peers in the jobs market too. Thus for children coming from homes in which English is not the primary tongue or used at an advanced level, it is vital that work is done to bridge the vocabulary and oracy gap between them and their peers in order to reduce their ultimate attainment gap. This will ensure God willing, that all our pupils are ready to access the best of our curriculum offer and thus leave this school ready for the top sets at secondary and thereafter enter the world of work on a level platform with their peers.

The school has worked with a consultant and undertaken research to introduce important strategies in lessons to promote the learning and use of advanced vocabulary. All classes introduce new words every week through word activities such as 'lines of intensity' where synonyms are examined to clarify and underscore meanings - simpler synonyms are banned to ensure the advanced word is used.   As a result, children are using more sophisticated vocabulary. 

We have now moved on to promoting talk and the use of full sentences and correct grammar. Teachers are taking care to model good spoken English and correct children as they speak. They are also introducing activities to promote discussion in a variety of forums: whole class, group, pairs and so on. 


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Visit our class blogs to see what's been happening at school! 

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The London Borough of Redbridge has published advice to help parents and carers to safely select an appropriately trained and verified tutor, or tuition centre, for their child. Please see the leaflet: LSCB Private Tutor and Tuition Centre Leaflet


Additional guidance for parents who decide to electively home educate their child is available. For further information contact the Elective Home Education Support Office via: ehe@redbridge.gov.uk or 020 8708 3015.

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