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Shelter

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In year three we are building shelters, a basic need for human survival, and showing the shabbat prohibition related to it. 

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Nature study

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Year one spent some time playing detective - investigating living organisms and cells. Many thanks to Nitzan Gonen

for sharing these insights with our class. 

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Healthy body healthy mind

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Year one were fortunate enough to have a visit from nutritional therapist Laura Southern, who spoke to us all about healthy eating. We looked at how different types of food affect the body and learned about eating 'a traffic light' of different fruits and vegetables to help our minds and our bodies stay in tip top shape. 

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Houses of Parliament

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On Monday 12th of December the pupils in year 3 attended the Annual Chanukah Reception at the Houses of Parliament. Despite the long day and late night, children sang a number of beautiful Chanukah songs to an audience and we are all very proud of them! 

 

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The Alma Chanukah Party

 

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The annual Alma Chanukah party was a riot of sugar, wild kids and content parents, glitter and icing – a perfect combination. This was the first big event in our new school, and it worked brilliantly.

The classrooms were transformed into hives of creativity and fun – from chanunkia and dreidle making, complete with lots of glue and glitter, to a classroom making use of little hands to roll out over 500 Chanukah candles (maybe Alma should start a factory…)

No Chanukah party would be complete without chocolate coins and doughnuts, and there were signs that our little school is growing (either in numbers or waist-line) as there were no doughnuts left this year, unlike previous years when we had to force them on unsuspecting members of the public.

The highlight for most parents was watching their children perform Chanukah songs in their class groups. The cute kids in Reception did a great little dance, Year 1 got jiggy with glow sticks, Year 3 gave us a rendition of the songs that would later be performed in the Houses of Parliament, and Year 2 sung the school anthem – Sufganiyot.

One of Alma’s greatest attributes is the sense of a unique communityparents, children and staff always relish the opportunity to hang out, come together and celebrate, and this is the catalyst behind such a  special atmosphere within the school. Long may it continue.

By Laura Southern

 

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Our World

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This week in Jewish Learning with Morah Raya we were introduced to our new theme for the next 7 weeks: OUR WORLD! We learned about the story of creation and some of us even worked on the iPad with Morah Lihi to create a poster about the 6th day, although we all enjoyed experiencing the 7th day the most - we spent at least 1 whole minute resting!!

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The Great Alma Bake Off: July 2016

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Last week Alma hosted a fantastic Jewish Care Bake Day. All three year groups participated in baking cakes, cookies and biscuits. A big thank you to everyone who purchased one of the bake off delights as well as to our parent volunteer who kindly donated all the baking ingredients. All contributions went towards raising vital funds for Jewish Care.

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Butterfly Life Cycle continued: June 2016

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It's been so exciting to watch the caterpillars transform into butterflies. The children learnt all about the lifecycle of how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly and they enjoyed watching the butterflies emerge from the chrysalis. We were happy to release the butterflies into the wild but sad to say goodbye. Hopefully they will come back and visit us some time!
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