Colombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Admissions of students without regard to race, color
Colombo, Sri Lanka
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday to Friday
123 456 789
New York, NY 90210
07:30 - 19:00
Monday to Friday
Targheeb’s English Language Arts and literacy program is based on English Language Arts guided principles to develop higher level thinking and language skills simultaneously through interactive learning. Students will draw on literature in order to develop understanding of informational texts and multimedia in order to build academic vocabulary and strong content knowledge and to develop oral language and literacy through level-appropriate learning activities and projects.
Students will engage in various writing practices and continue to listen, speak, read, write, review, and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences; comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, literary, and media texts; use strategies and cues; understand forms and techniques; manage ideas and information; organize and record information; develop new understandings; assess knowledge through inquiry or research processes; and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.
Areas of study include:
Spelling and Vocabulary: Students will learn Greek and Latin prefixes and suffixes, homophones, homonyms, homographs, contractions, possessives, verb endings, altered sounds, interjections, conjunctions, word order, context clues, jargons, idioms, similes, metaphors, hyperboles, proverbs, compound words, antonyms, synonyms, guided words, syllables, pronunciations and definitions.
Students will also identify how and why word structures and meanings change, use accurate word meanings according to context, and use a variety of strategies including syllabication, visual memory, and spelling patterns when editing and proofreading.
English Language Arts: Students will be able to manage ideas and information; determine information needs; identify descriptive and figurative language, literary, and media texts; and understand and use a variety of forms and genres such as poetry, parts of a book, articles, news reports, documentaries and more.
Students will also experiment with words and sentence patterns to create word pictures; identify figures of speech and ways in which they convey meaning; create original texts such as journals and posters by combining print and art to communicate and demonstrate their understanding of forms and techniques; and attend to conventions such as grammar and usage, spelling, punctuation and capitalization, use of encyclopedias and research skills.
Students will also recognize types of sentences, simple and compound subjects and predicates, correct run on sentences, phrases, clauses, and paragraphs; understand analogies; use antecedents, prepositional phrases, subject,object and reflexive pronouns correctly; and identify word usage errors.
Grammar and Mechanics: Students will review eight parts of speech, types of nouns (common, proper, abstract, and collective nouns, singular and plural nouns, singular and plural possessive nouns), verb tenses (present, past, future and perfect verb tenses), forms of irregular verbs, helping and linking verbs, subject-verb agreement, agreement with linking verbs, subject and object pronouns, adjectives, adjectives that compare, adverbs, adverbs that compare, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.
Students will also practice punctuation, contractions, quotation marks, use of dash and hyphen, colon and semicolon, parentheses, commas, capitalization and writing titles.
Reading: students will learn to analyze texts critically. Students will think beyond the literal meaning to question, interpret, analyze, evaluate and infer what they read. They will also make meaningful connections and improve their thinking levels while setting goals for improvement in reading and viewing skills.
Students will read short fictional and non-fictional stories, essays, news articles, magazines, manuals, recipes, maps, graphs, illustrations, charts, drawings and diagrams, and timelines. They will also identify fact and opinion and answer comprehension questions related to reading texts.
Reading Strategies: Students will learn to visualize, summarize, connect to prior knowledge, retell, revise and confirm, make text to text connections, identify context clues, analyze main idea and details, analyze characters, recognize author’s purpose or point of view, make predictions, make inferences, understand the plot, identify cause and effect, sequence events, organize, differentiate between fact and opinion, compare and contrast, identify dialogues and plays, interpret table of contents, analyze different points of view, identify problems and solutions, interpret charts and graphs, recognize the elements of a biography, and draw conclusions.
Writing: Students will practice several genres of writing including: narrative writing – non-fiction short stories, personal narratives, sequels and story script; descriptive writing – descriptive sentences, character sketches, comparisons, descriptive essays, and poems; persuasive writing – advertisements, essays, book and reviews, letters to the editor, and letters; expository writing – biographies, directions, essays, posters, reports and summaries; poetry writing – acrostic poems and free verse Haiku poems; and journals and letter writing – formal and informal letters, emails messages, learning logs, and personal journals.
Students will also learn to write meaningful text, write for purpose, understand the writing process, and write topic sentences. Students will take into consideration topic and audience, point of view, and opinion in their writings. Students will also compare and contrast, choose topics, make notes, organize notes, brainstorm, plan topics, repurpose content, plan interviews, use character maps, write directions, use clusters, revise and proofread, give feedback and apply correct language mechanics and usage.
The Grade Five Mathematics program is designed to ensure that students build an excellent foundation in mathematics by connecting and applying mathematical concepts in a variety of ways. The program will focus on four main areas: numbers and operations, measurement and geometry, data analysis and graphs, and financial literacy.
Committed to work at a higher level moving forward, students will write and interpret numerical expressions; analyze patterns and relationships; understand the place value system; perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths; use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions; apply and extend their understanding of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions; convert measurement units within a given measurement system; understand concepts of volume; relate volume to addition and multiplication; classify two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties; represent and interpret data; collect, organize and interpret data; produce graphs; use problem solving strategies; and solve real-world and classroom mathematical problems.
Areas of study include:
Numbers and Operations: Students will compare, order, and round whole numbers and decimals; add and subtract with decimals; estimate sums and differences; compare using greater than, less than, and equal to (‹, ›, =); and explain patterns.
Students will solve problems by applying their understanding of operations with whole numbers, learn to use increased precision in estimating sums and differences, add and subtract larger or greater whole numbers, interpret remainders, understand place value through hundred thousandths and hundred billion, use exponents, apply order of operations, solve expressions with addition and multiplication properties, and solve equations.
Students will also be expected to understand the properties of operations; understand the relationship between multiplication and division; estimate products; use problem solving strategy to find patterns; explain patterns in the number of zeros of a product when multiplying a number by powers of 10; fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm (or other strategies demonstrating understanding of multiplication) up to a 3-digit by 2-digit factor; divide by multiples of 10, 100, and 1000; estimate quotients; understand divisibility by 2 – 10 and larger or greater numbers; find zeros in quotients; and divide up to 4-digit dividends and 2-digit divisors by using strategies based on place value. They will also write and interpret numerical expressions (algebra); use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions; evaluate expressions with these symbols; add and subtract fractions; compare and order fractions and decimals; estimate with fractions; multiply fractions; identify equivalent fractions and simplest forms; and relate fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals.
Students will also practice problem-solving skills and strategies, use logical reasoning, decide outcomes, explain solutions, present relevant information, draw diagrams, model the distributive property in multiplication, write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, chose methods, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
Measurement and Geometry: Students will study customary units of length and weight and metric units of length, mass and capacity; add and subtract measurements; and use multi-step problem solving. In geometry, students will study triangles and quadrilaterals including acute, obtuse, and right triangles; scalene, isosceles and equilateral triangles; parallel sides in quadrilaterals; and parallelograms including trapezoids, rectangles, rhombuses, and quadrilaterals. They will learn symmetry and transformation (rotations, reflections and translations), two-dimensional figures (polygons), regular and irregular polygons, lines, line segments, rays, and line relationships (parallel, perpendicular and intersecting lines). Students will be expected to identify types of angles using a protractor; find unknown angle in triangles, quadrilaterals, and parts of a circles; identify three-dimensional figures; count vertices, edges and faces; draw nets of three-dimensional figures and identify three-dimensional figures viewed from different perspectives; find the perimeter of shapes with whole number side lengths, decimal side lengths, and fractional side lengths; calculate the area of squares, triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and compound figures; compare between two rectangles; find area and perimeter of grids; solve area and perimeter word problems; find volume of rectangular prisms made of unit cubes; and calculate the volume of cubes and rectangular prisms.
Additionally, students will apply aspects related to circles such as surface area, radius, diameter, and circumference; use symbols to identify parts of circles; work with irregular figures; and find patterns. Other topics will include area of a parallelograms, predicting shapes, finding the volume of solid figures, ratios, converting time to units, adding and subtracting mixed time units, time zones, elapsed time, finding start and end times, word problems, schedules, and timelines and their patterns.
Data Analysis and Graph: Students will collect and organize data; find mean, median, mode and range; interpret double bar graphs, histograms, lines and double line graphs, charts, diagrams, circle graphs, and tree diagram; use problem solving strategies and relevant information; make conclusions and predictions; understand percentage; relate fractions, decimals and percentage; compare fractions, decimals and percentages; find percentages of numbers; understand integers and absolute values; compare and order integers; model adding and subtracting integers, understand the coordinate plane, learn probability concepts, make predictions, identify patterns and functions, model equations, and write and solve equations involving variables and functions.
Financial Literacy: Students will learn basic economics including trade, money, savings, competition, demand and supply, opportunity cost, scarcity, market economy and price; use mathematical concepts through mix operational skills to analyze price lists and unit prices (rate); find sums and differences, discounts, sale prices, and calculate percentages; convert between percent, fractions, and decimals; compare percentages; and determine, identify and write equivalent ratios.
Students will also apply the concepts of the five keys of financial literacy “Earn, Spend, Save, Share, and Invest”. They will learn the importance of managing money and saving, how to create a budget and keep track of spending, the importance of saving, money responsibilities, short-term and long-term saving, and investments and their different forms. Students will also learn and identify Islamic finance products and services such as Musharaka, Mudaraba, Murabaha and Ijara.
Targheeb’s Elementary Science program covers three main topics: earth and space science, life science, and environmental science.
Earth and Space Science: Students will learn about the earth’s structure, lights and shadows, earth time (habitat and seasons), earth forces, key facts about atmospheric layers, earth forces inside the earth, tectonic plate facts, and measuring earthquakes. They will also learn about the ocean floor, flowing rivers, disappearing lakes, underground water, ice and glaciers.
Life Science (Health and Fitness): Grade Five students will learn about the Lymphatic/Immune system and the Integumentary/Exocrine system and their functions.
Students will also learn about types of animal and plant producers and consumers, define decomposers, identify functions of plant cell parts, compare plant and animal cells, describe and construct conifer plant life cycles, and compare and contrast functions and lifecycles.
Environmental Science: Students will learn about natural resources, conserving the earth’s resources, adaptations of living things (animals and plants) to the environment, weathering and soil erosion, energy in ecosystems and surviving in the environment. They will also learn how to forge links between home and community, implement strategies for impact and undertake projects each semester.
Grade Five Social Studies program will focus on the theme “Traders and Explorers”. Students will learn about the lives and experiences of Christopher Columbus, Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, and Chang Ho. Learners will study early civilizations such as the Roman Empire, Medieval China, Medieval Africa, the Islamic Empire, Desert People, and Pre-Historic Trade. Students will also reflect upon the stories of people and events that shaped early Islam.
Students will review the five geographic themes: location, place, human/environment interaction, movement and region. Students will continue to master map skills including directions, scale and distance on maps, and learn new vocabulary related to reading maps and globes (hemisphere, elevation, tributaries, etc.)
Students will learn about globes, figure distance and scale on local and world maps, identify north and south poles, identify the equator, find latitude and longitude on a map, read various types of maps (route maps, relief maps, and climate maps), understand time zones, compare maps, and make projections.
Grade Five Islamic Studies will be taught in Arabic and students will continue to make references to text with its primary and secondary sources: the Quran and Ahadeeth using an Arabic Dictionary (Mu’ajam). The level will be increasingly challenging with an aim to achieve native speaker competency.
The Islamic Studies program will comprise of seven units: Tawheed, Fiqh, Sahaba Series, Tafsir, Ahadeeth, Character Education (Tahtheeb Al-Nafs), and Quran with Tajweed.
Areas of study include:
Tawheed: Students will begin with a review of Grade Four units and the syllabus will cover topics including the Means to Success, Knowledge Precedes Action, the Obligation of Obeying the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) and Abstaining from Shirk, The Definition of Shirk, The Impermissibility of Friendship with those Hostile to the Commandments of Allah and His Messenger. Al Haneefiya: The Pure Nature of Human Beings, The Three Fundamental Principles, The Signs of Allah and His Creations, The Beneficent Creator Is The One Who Deserves Worship, Types of Worship and The Ruling On The One Who Diverts Any of It to Other Than Allah, Types of Worship and their Proofs, Explanation of “By Him in Whose Hand is” and The life of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him).
Students will also continue to further study the two parts of the Shahadah: The belief in the Oneness of Allah (La ilaha illa Allah) and believing in His last Messenger (peace and blessing be upon him) (Shahadat Anna Muhammed Rasool Allah). They will also learn evidences supporting the Pillars of Islam, Iman, and Ihsaan and evidences for the ranks of Deen (religion) from the Sunnah.
Students will increase their knowledge of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon them), learn about the message the Prophet was sent with, understand the migration, and study the continuation of the Prophet’s (peace be upon them) message and his mission.
Fiqh: Students will learn Fiqh of Taharah including; types of water, wiping over leather socks, and Tayammum (dry ablution), the Importance and high position of Salah in Islam, the description of Salah, recommended acts of Salah, disliked acts in Salah, Prostration of forgetfulness, Prayer in congregation, Rules of Imama, and the position of the Imam and those who follow the Imaam.
Sahaba Series: In this series, students will learn about the Hadeeth Scholars: Abu Hurairah, Abu Dar, Mua’d ibn Jabal, Abdullah Ibn Abbas and Abdullah ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with them all).
Islamic History: Khulafa Ar Rashideen to be continued from the previous year.
Ahadeeth: Students will complete the study of the ahadeeth portion in their Islamic studies textbook that will include topics such as:
After completing four levels of academic textbooks, students will be taught the Al Arabiyah Bayna Yadayk Volume 1. Student will learn Arabic through listening, reading, writing and speaking in Arabic.
The topics covered include: Greetings and the acquaintance and Nationality (introduction of oneself), Professions and Nationalities, Family, Residence, Everyday Life, Food and Drink, Salman’s Trip to Makkah, Studying, and Work, in the form of dialogue between two or more persons.
Grammar Mechanics: Students will revise and put into practice previously learnt grammar rules using new vocabulary. These include: Pronouns: انا (I), انت (you masculine and feminine), هو (he) and هي (she); demonstrative pronouns هذا ، هذه (‘this’ masculine and feminine forms), Possessive pronouns – ( my – ي) – ( your كَ كِ ) ( his ـه ) ( her ها ), use of question form at the beginning هل, what ما where أين, ماذا و كم , متى and how to answer, use of conjunction و (and) , conjugating verbs, learn to use masculine and feminine nouns (professions), use of من (man – who) and من (min – from), verbs عند ‘have’ and ‘has’ and the verb ‘to want’: اريد and لديً in masculine and feminine forms, use of preposition: على (on), Dual form المُثَنى.
Students will also learn singular, dual and plural nouns, their present tense form with different pronouns, use of Future tense: س (will), use of بعض (after/some) Use بعض expression of time (after), use of من (in terms of preference), use of جدا و كثرا , use of the expression to call: يا , use of negation laa لا – لا النافية , learn to read time, and ordinal numbers 1- 10. Past tense verb كان كانت كنت و كن, Form of ليس , past tense .
The dictionary skills: Students will be introduced to the different types of the Arabic dictionaries and will be taught on how to use Al Mawrid.