How do I use the Year 1 workbook?

The Safar Year 1 workbook is used in conjuction with the Year 1 textbook and it has been designed to be fun and engaging for young children. This 'how to' will explain the different formats a chapter may have in the workbook. Each chapter will have one of the following:

  1. Activity pages on their own
  2. Activity pages with corresponding cut-out page
  3. Cut-out pages only

All the workbook chapters have the same title as the textbook chapters, and the workbook is used by children after having studied the textbook chapter. To begin with, look at the contents pages carefully. 

1. The contents page and cut-out tags

If you look at the contents page in the workbook, you will notice that a chapter may have two distinct parts:

  1. ‘Activity page’ 
  2. ‘Cut-out page [or] activity.’

The page numbers for each part are noted next to the textbook lesson title. 

Additionally, all ‘cut-out pages’ are perforated. There is also a black tab on these pages to make them easily visible in the workbook. 

2. Activity pages

Some chapters will only have activities that require nothing more than colouring, writing or drawing. Therefore, these chapters will not have a ‘cut-out page [or] activity.'The contents will show a blank in the 'cut-out page' column. 

There are only a few of these in the workbook. For example, the textbook chapter, ‘Alif to Yā of little reminders,’ only has an 'activity page' in workbook and no 'cut-out page/activity.' You do not need anything from the back of the workbook to complete these chapters. 

3. Activity page and corresponding cut-out page

Some chapters will have an ‘activity page’ and a corresponding ‘cut-out page.’ The majority of the tasks in the workbook are like this (and are really fun to do!) When completing these chapters, children: 

  1. Remove the perforated ‘cut-out page’ from the workbook. 
  2. Complete the task on the ‘cut-out page’ as per the instructions on the page. 
  3. Then, cut-out and stick the completed contents on to the ‘activity page.’ 

For example, the chapter ‘Who Am I?’ has an 'activity page' in the workbook contents.  It also has a corresponding 'cut-out page'. Children first remove the 'cut-out page,' and then colour in the words. They then cut out the words and stick them in the correct places on the ‘activity page,’ as explained in the diagram below: 

4. Cut-out activities only

Some chapters will only have a ‘cut-out activity.’ These are craft activities where children make something related to lesson. Here, children:

  1. Remove the perforated ‘cut-out page’ from the back of the workbook - there may be more than one ‘cut-out page;’ The contents and instructions on the page will tell you if this is the case.
  2. Then they colour, draw or write (as per the instructions on each page) and use all ‘cut-out pages’ to make something.

For example, the chapter ‘Four main angels and their jobs’ only has a ‘cut-out activity’ (and no corresponding ‘activity page’) in the workbook. Also, notice that it has two ‘cut-out pages’. Children remove the first ‘cut-out page’ and colour in the pictures. They then cut out the pictures, along with the small pointer on the page. Then, they remove the second ‘cut-out page’ and cut the large angel wing. They then complete the craft task, as per the instructions on the page. In they end, they will have made an angel wing with a pointer, which will allow them to align the name of an angel to a picture of a job that they do. 

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