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Yom Ha'atsma'ut 2017

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On Yom Ha'atsma'ut, Israel's 69th Independence Day, Alma Primary School went on a "journey" to Israel with their "passports" (written in Ivrit). After our morning tfillot in which we sang "im tirtsu" - a quotation from Herzl himself, we watched a video on interesting facts on Israel and "took off" to visit four different cities in the country.
1. Jerusalem:
The Jerusalem Station covered a presentation of the holy sites in Israel's capital city. We heard songs like "yerushalayim shel zahav" and discussed the old and new neighbourhoods. Most exciting, though, was the arts and crafts activity that followed: a golden mosaic to decorate the ancient city walls! 
2. Tel Aviv:
The city that never sleeps is full of high tech companies and innovations that our small start up nation has generated for the good of the world, such as the irrigation drip, Waze app, cherry tomato and more. Children worked in small groups to create ideas of their own, such as a time machine, a "smart" food vending machine, a robot that does your house chores, a never ending chocolate fountain and more.
3. Galilee
In the North of Israel you can find many various ethnicities and religions, such as Christians, Druze, Muslims, Bahais, Circassians and of course - Jews. Students were made familiar with the Israelis relationships with their neighbours and heard a story about two brothers who had an argument. We then had to suggest ways to make "shlom bayit" - peace at home.
4. Eilat:
Kids "ran" an Israeli restaurant making chocolate balls and taking selfies on the Red Sea "beach".

 

 

 

 

 

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April 2017: Our School Seder

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On April 5th we experienced a very special school Seder. We decorated, dined and danced the day away with each other and learnt all about the story of Passover. 

 

 

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YR2 March: Trip to the V&A Museum of Childhood

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On Friday 31st March, Year 2 went to the V&A Museum of Childhood for a workshop all about the History of Clothes! We learnt about what people wore in Victorian days, looked at old types of fastenings (buttons of all materials, hook & eye) and new types of fastenings (velcro), played with belts and laces and sorted clothes by materials. We had an amazing and fun day and learnt so much! And of course, everyone's favourite part of any trip - lunch!

 

 

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YR1: Learning In Depth Market

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Year 1 held their own 'Learning in Depth' market where they had the opportunity to buy and sell items relating to each child's topic- from magnificent magnets to home made ants!



 

  

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YR2: Dress and Identity

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Year 2's new topic is Dress & Identity! To introduce the topic, we discussed our school uniforms and what their purpose is. On Friday, Police Officers PC David Morrow and PC Marge visited Year 2 to talk about why their uniform was so important and what it means to them. We even got to try on the different helmets! 



 

  

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YR1: Magic beans

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Phonics and writing fun in year 1 practising using tricky words, phase 3 sounds, phase 4 blends and phase 5 sounds. Some of the children used magic beans to create words!  

 

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World Book Day: March 2017

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We celebrated national World Book Day on Thursday morning! We started with a costume parade for the whole school, continued by designing our own covers for our favourite books, of which some will be chosen to decorate our new library! Then we worked with other year groups to write silly and funny stories and read books together. Morah Dorit/Moreh Ofer even read us a story in Ivrit! All Tzedakah money collected will go to Book Aid International which sends books to children less fortunate than us http://www.bookaid.org/.

 

 

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