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YR2: Mental Maths Skills

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This week, we were practising our mental maths skills. We chose a task (10 more or less, multiples of 10 more or less, number bonds) and chose the resources to help us (dienes, numicon, unifx). We worked in pairs or groups to help each other with our core skills!  

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Healthy body healthy mind

Healthy eating YR1

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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YR2: Tu B'shvat Learning Day

YR2 Tu Bishvat Learning Day

On Friday 10th February, we celebrated Tu B'shvat Learning Day! We wore earthy colours and raised money for JNF. We made Kandinsky inspired paintings of trees, created leaf rubbings and made posters about how to look after our environment. We even tasted different Israeli fruits and learnt the appropriate brachot (blessings). Here is a photo of Year 2 and reception enjoying tasting new fruits!

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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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Mystery Number: June 2016

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  We have been learning about inverse calculations and worked in pairs to find ‘the mystery number’ using calculators
to check our sums using the opposite calculation.
 
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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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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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YR2: Cinema and film clay sculptures

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Year 2 chose 'Cinema & Film' as their Summer term topic. Because of this, they have been talking about their favourite film characters. They had an arty lesson learning clay skills to make sculptures of their favourite characters.

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