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20th March 2020

 

Good Morning!

 

Today on Google classroom we have set to learning assignments for both French and Spelling. Get them up and practising to their siblings, on the phone, around the house or whatever works!

 

English:

Children to watch clips of Wallace and Gromit to gather ideas for an invention.

-Create a google doc

-Complete a description as well as a detailed and labelled drawing.

This could take anywhere between 30mins- 1hour.

-Then hand in!

 

Maths:

Target your Maths Questions for multiplying and dividing with decimals have been uploaded.

-Create a google doc

-Child to complete either directly onto google doc or upload an image of their work on paper.

-We ask children to complete two sections - Or if completing Section C create and answer their own.

 

This week has been a great opportunity to revise topics with them.

 

We hope you are well.

Shabbat Shalom

 

The Year 6 Team

Jewish Studies - Friday 22nd Adar - 20th March

Good morning!  I hope you are all keeping healthy and positive in these difficult times.

Your JS work is once again on the JS Google classroom.  Thank you all for the really positive feedback that you have been sending me.  I'm really pleased that you are enjoying your online JS lessons!

Today we are returning to our Pesach preparation and I want you thinking about all the places where Chametz may be lurking. 

We will also 'meet' at 11 am for the quiz - let's see how many of you manage to arrive on time :)

I'll be around at 11am and 2pm if you have any questions.  

Enjoy your day and I really hope to see you all soon!

Shabbat Shalom,

Mrs Hill

 

https://tinyurl.com/ChametzHouse

19th March 2020

 

Hello Everyone,

 

Following the recent news of Kerem closing its doors, the Year 6 team have enjoyed rallying together to create a meaningful and supportive online learning experience. 

 

Our expectations and goals of the children is to work hard and complete assignments to a good standard; however we do understand if certain work is prioritised over others. Teachers will be online from 11 a.m. to answer queries and again at 2p.m. to monitor workload and answer direct emails.

 

Please send an email if further help is required.

 

This will work similarly to a regular school day where children will be assigned varied activities for both English and Maths as well as a Foundation lesson. I have attached a mock timetable to support having a routine at home - Please note that this is just a guideline and is not compulsory.

 

Next week, we will hopefully be in a better headspace and a better routine. 

We hope this helps! Any suggestions we would love to hear.

 

Work Set for today!

 

English
1 Hour SATS paper.

-Complete on a google docs sheet.

-Submit it before 3pm as the answers will be released by 3 on for you to mark.

-We will review your marked work.

Maths
-Complete the 1 hours maths paper for your Maths group.

-Submit by 3 pm as the answers will come out by 3pm.

-Send us your marks and reflection of where you went wrong and correct your errors.
 

'Mock' Timetable

**Bikeability will be going ahead as planned tomorrow. The children will not finish the course but any skills they learn will still be of benefit to them. Please remember bikes and helmets for tomorrow morning. If you wish for your child's bike to be left in school, please provide a bike lock. However, leaving your child's bike in school is not covered by the school's insurance so they are your responsibility. Many thanks!**

Tuesday 17th March 2020

 

Good morning year 6!

 

Here is a list of today's tasks:

 

  • English: Letters from the Lighthouse Comprehension - The children will find photos of the pages of the relevant chapters and the questions on google classroom. They should read the chapters and answer the questions on google docs. Some children may have already read those chapters and that's fine. If you haven't already done so, we suggest that you buy a copy of the book for your child. Many thanks!
  • Newsround: The children should research the news and write at least 3 sentences about 5 different news stories
  • Reading: At least 20 minutes of quiet reading time
  • Art: Still life sketching - The children should chose a few objects from around the house, set them up in an interesting way and sketch them using a pencil. Further instructions and some examples can be found on google classroom. The children should do this work on paper, take a photo of it and submit it
  • Maths: Target your maths BODMAS page. Children to choose which section to do. They can do the work on paper, take a photo of it and submit it or type the answers on a google doc and submit it that way.

 

Please can all work be submitted by 5pm today.

As always, we are contactable should the children need any help!

Tuesday 21st Adar - 17th March

Good morning Year Six,

Please click on to the JS Google Classroom for today's JS lesson.

Meanwhile, I hope to see you all back at school once again tomorrow.

Have a lovely day!

Mrs Hill

Monday 20th Adar - 15th March

Good morning Year 6 and Shavuah Tov!

I hope you are all healthy and enjoying the long weekend.

You can find today's JS lesson on the JS Google Classroom.  You know how to find this as we often use it.

Enjoy your lesson and I hope to see you all tomorrow!

Mrs Hill

Friday 13th February 2020

 

 

Reminder:

When children use their iPads in school, they are protected by our settings, which prevents them from accessing inappropriate websites. Our IT specialist team is working to ensure inappropriate sites are blocked off-site as well as on-site. This change has to be made while in school and will be done at the next available opportunity.  It is, therefore, the responsibility of parents to check what their children are accessing at home until this is completed.

 

Instructions:

Monday work- All instructions are on Google Classroom

  • Maths SATS paper (those children who were not in school on Friday and did not receive the paper, should complete a Scofield and Sims Maths paper instead)
  • 7 doodle maths activities
  • Newsround
  • 2 English stories (the children should do as much as they can of both sheets in one hour)
  • Read for 20 minutes

Should any child not understand the homework they can email 

Miss Weiner - jweiner@keremschool.co.uk 

Mrs Teacher/Mrs Vinokur- year6@keremschool.co.uk

 

 

STEM week

For STEM week, all children took part in exciting experiments where they had to work collaboratively in groups to predict how each experiment worked and then test out their theories. Many proved successful after a few attempts. Pictures added.

 

Forest school- Fire Safety/ Building Fires

This week the children learnt all about fire safety. They were taught about the three elements needed to make a fire, how to stand up and away from a fire quickly and were also shown how to put a fire out safely and carefully. To practise these, the children each took turns to start their own fires using a metal fire starter. They proved tricky to use but we were very impressed by their resilience to keep going.

Some photos along with videos of 6W will be placed below.

6TV to have a go next week!

 

Purim was also a fantastic event! The children took part in the Megillah service as well as giving and receiving mishloah manot. Pictures added.

 

Have a lovely shabbat weekend

The Year 6 Team

Forest School

STEM

Jewish Studies - 13th Feb - 17th Adar

Our week began with Purim learning and celebrations.  We heard Megillah and well and truly wiped out the name of Haman.  We either took part in or watched the Kerem Talent Show and then danced away in the Sponsored Purim Zumba for Jewish Care in which we raised over £500.  

 

Immediately after Purim we turned our attention to Pesach.  We have started writing our individual Divrei Torah on lots of Pesach themes and are hoping to be able to create a full Pesach Haggadah this year.

 

Wishing you all Shabbat Shalom.

 

To see photos from Purim:

Friday 6th March 2020

 

This week Year 6 had a fantastic opportunity to experience making thier very own newspaper for Newsday. Here they learnt about how to research their own news articles as well as sticking to certain deadlines and editing their work as they went. They spend the majority of the day researching various soft news articles as well as conducting interviews and finding hard hitting news of the day. We were amazed by each teams collaboration as well as their end results. 

Photos to be attached.

 

In Maths we have begun learning about algebraic simultaneous and linear equations. This will continue into the following week where the children will develop more fluency when using algebra. We will also keep up with reviewing test papers.

In Forest school the children learnt how to make different styles of knots as well as bow and arrows. They really enjoyed taking part in this creative process;using trial and error, thus showing their resilience.

 

Please make sure children bring extra clothing or a spare pair of socks to change back into.

 

Coming up next week will be STEM week so please make sure pupils bring in a range of materials to support their STEM creations. We are looking forward to their designs!

 

Shabbat Shalom

The Year 6 Team

 

Forest school 6W

Jewish Studies 6th March - 9th Adar

This week, Year 6 have continued learning about Hashgacha Pratit (recognising God's hand in all that we see and do) and its connection to Megillat Esther.  

We have also started working on our Pesach projects for this year as we are hoping to make our own full Haggadah, complete with our Divrei Torah and other work on Pesach.

We wish you all Shabbat Shalom and a Purim Same'ah for the coming week!

NEWSDAY! - 6TV photos

Friday 28th February 2020

 

This week Year 6 were introduced to Newsday which will be on Monday 2nd (6TV) and Tuesday 4th (6W). For homework, the children were asked to complete two soft news articles for their newspapers on their Newsday. 

Children will be able to bring in phones for that day to conduct interviews. They must know beforehand who they will need to contact and have the phone number available. These calls will be monitored by members of staff.

 

On Wednesday, the children took part in a Holocaust morning. This was a detailed History lesson about WW2 where the children were spoken to about many of the different events that took place such as: Kristallnacht, Kinder-transport and the rise of Hitler and Nazis. They heard Mr Sagal speak about his father’s experience and also watched a short film. Towards the end of the morning, the children were given a name to read out, similar to their own, to commemorate one of the holocaust victims.

We were very proud of their sensitivity to the subject.

 

In Maths this week the children learned about the properties of a circle as well as finding its circumference and area. They will need to keep up with this revision at home. The children have also continued with mental Maths and arithmetic papers.

 

For Science the children looked at electrical safety and dangers to look out for at home and in their own community. They thoroughly enjoyed the interactive website experience and made detailed notes about how to stay safe when using electrical items.

 

This week the children started Forest School! They got to know their surroundings of the forest and even made their own creations out of a willow tree and wool. Please ensure your child has brought a spare change of clothing and waterproof trouser and shoes. Check the weather forecast in advance and check with your child what they have put in their bags. The more the better. 

Please make sure they have:

-2 pairs of socks

-Waterproof- jacket, trousers and shoes

-extra kerem tracksuit

-earmuffs/gloves/hat (preferably not woollen)

 

Art- Children must bring reusable materials for their projects. These might include: old magazines, newspapers, buttons, card, paperclips, and bottle tops.

 

STEM Week Friday 13th March.- please bring any materials that could be used for construction. We need junk modelling items (recyclable e.g cardboard boxes, kitchen tubes, plastic.) for the STEM week big build.

 

Plastic Competition

During Spring term, we have asked the children to collect recylcable plastics i.e water bottles, wrappers, cups etc. This is to encourage the children to be mindful of how much plastic they are using at home and to know how to dispose of these items correctly. There is a competition to determine which house has collected the most plastics. Please contribute any plastics you may have at home- Goodluck!

 

Jewish Studies 3rd Adar – 28th February

We've had a really busy week this past week and have really enjoyed sharing some of our activities together with parents.  Our JI evening was both educational and good fun - we are hugely grateful to Sammy of JI for his huge efforts on our behalf.  

We also had a really lively and enjoyable start to Wednesday morning to welcome the new month of Adar - and again our huge thanks to so many parents for joining us for the learning session and Tefillah.

We continued to focus on Hashgacha Pratit (the ability to see the presence of the hand of HaShem in our every day lives) and studied parts of Megillat Esther that relate to this concept.  We concluded that there is no such as coincidence, that everything happens for a reason.

Shabbat Shalom.

Tap the link below to view pics from Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning's events..

Jewish Studies 19th Shevat – 13th February

In Jewish Studies this week we have celebrated both Tu BiShevat and Book Week.  For Tu BiShevat, we participated in an activity for GIFT in which we made and filled dried fruit cups (see the pics below – thank you for providing the fruit!). 

 

For Book Week we researched a number of different books from Biblical and Rabbinic Jewish literature, finding out when and where they were written and by whom.

 

We are looking forward to our JI Evening on 25th February, as well as our Year 6 Rosh Chodesh learning session the following morning.

 

We wish you all Shabbat Shalom and a wonderful half term week ahead.

Friday 14th February 2020

 

First off, we would like to say a massive WELL DONE for Boystown! This was a terrific event for a great charity and we were very impressed with Kerem’s performances and behaviour on the day.

 

Book week!

To kick off Book Week we began with a very exciting quiz where the children were able to use their knowledge of books to win points for their class. We were astounded by their eagerness to take part as well as the sheer enjoyment of the actual quiz. 

 

Kerem also held a Poetry Recital where children could stand up in front of their peers to share their love of poetry. We were very impressed by how eloquently the children spoke and by how they executed their performances. 

 

A fantastic author- Joe Craig came in on Wednesday to speak to the children about his books and even shared some of his own challenges and experiences with them. The sheer enthusiasm displayed by the children was amazing. 

Finally, we ended with a trip to EYU so the Year 6 could listen as well as read to the younger Kerem kids.

 

In Maths this week, the children have been using positive and negative equations to answer fluency and reasoning styled questions. Most children really understood the concept of adding and subtracting negative numbers. To consolidate this learning please ask your children questions in relation to travelling-up/down floors, temperature, weight and money if possible.

 

During the debate, we were very impressed with all of the children’s speeches as well as the responses that came from the audience. It had been interesting to unpick ongoing arguments and beliefs within each subject. 

Well done to all the children who took part in the debate!

 

In English, we are still continuing on with Letters From the Lighthouse. This links strongly to our Social History topics based around The Blitz. This week we have looked at how people in WW2 constructed Anderson and Morrison Shelters as well as why they needed them during the war. This also linked with Art as they depicted London scenes using silhouettes. These will be displayed around the school after half term.

 

Science has been quite ‘electric’ this half term as the children have been creating their own quiz boards run by a circuit. These quiz games use their knowledge of circuits that they can share with friends and family. They can also be used to help with revision for other subjects as a great DIY cross-curricular resource.

 

Shabbat Shalom and have a fantastic half term!

The Year 6 Team

Tu BiShevat - making fruit cups

Impeccable Mathematical Reasoning

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Static Experiments!

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Jewish Studies Friday 7th February - 12th Shevat

This week in Jewish Studies, Year Six continued their study of Shemone ch.2.  They have also been learning about the four Brachot of Birkat HaMazon and also Tu BiShevat. To see some of the work we have done, you can scan the QR code below. We also had a visit from Rabbi Zeidman of GIFT, who taught us about Tu BiShevat and explained how a tree can be compared to a person; just as a tree produces goodness in the form of a fruit, we too can produce goodness in the form of our good deeds.

 

Please remember, Monday is Tu BiShevat so the children can wear green and brown with a little pink too. Please also bring to school a couple of pieces of fruit and a bag of dried fruit for our activity. Very many thanks, Shabbat Shalom and Tu BiShevat Same’ach!

  Friday 7th February 2020

 

 Another week has zoomed past and what a busy week it has been!

 

 In Maths this week we tackled complex problems as well as practising some SATs questions. In English we continued reading Letters from the Lighthouse and also began preparing for the debate on Tuesday.

 

In History we continued to learn about WW2, looking at the different types of shelters people made to protect themselves during the bombings. We were so lucky to have a visit from nonagenarian Sonia who spoke to the children about her experiences during WW2. They were particularly fascinated to hear about her work at Bletchley Park and the Enigma machine.

 

In Science, the children used their knowledge of circuit building to create circuit games. They will bring them home when they are completed.

 

Today we had our final rehearsal for Boys Town - please read below for information on what to do on Sunday.

 

Boys' Town Concert- Sunday 9 February 2020 at the Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, London N12 0GA

 

  • The performance starts at 6pm
  • The pupils have to be at the Arts Depot at 4:20pm as they are rehearsing on stage at 4:40pm.
  • The children should bring a bottle of water and a snack (no sweets or chocolate). They will be given pizza in the interval.
  • The children should be dressed in full school uniform including school kippah. Long hair must be tied up and no trainers should be worn.

 

  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEBATE ON TUESDAY WILL NOW START AT 11:00AM - You are all invited to participate.

 

Shabbat Shalom

 

The Year 6 Team

 

 

 

 

Packing fruit baskets for GIFT

Inside out day

Friday 31st January 2020

 

To start the week off, we were extremely impressed by the standard of the children’s Open Homework! They went on quite a ‘journey’ to bring their creations to life and exhibit them to all parents and staff. Each of the photos of their ‘Journey’ projects will be put on display around the school to show off the quality and hard work of their projects.

 

E-Safety Talk for ALL parents

On Monday 3rd of February from 7:30pm-9:30pm, we are holding our annual E-safety talk (Nursery-Y6), taking place in the main school. 

 

Apps and social media are constantly evolving and as a way of keeping up with the kids, we would really encourage you to grab this opportunity with both hands.

 

In addition to this, all pupils from Reception-Y6 will be having special sessions that day too.

 

 

Boys' Town Concert- Sunday 9 February 2020 at the Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, London N12 0GA

 

  • The performance starts at 6pm
  • The pupils have to be at the Arts Depot at 4:20pm as they are rehearsing on stage at 4:40pm.
  • The children should bring a bottle of water and a snack (no sweets of chocolate). They will be given pizza in the interval.
  • The children should be dressed in full school uniform including school kippah. Long hair must be tied up and no trainers should be worn.

 

RAF

Attached to the blog are photos from our trip to the RAF Museum. This was a huge success as we felt the children thoroughly enjoyed the immersive experience, which included going into an air raid shelter and being able to try on uniforms worn by the RAF. These workshops brought life in WW1 and WW2 to life for the children.

 

Bluish Jewish 2020

Today we raised money for Jewish Child’s Day. This supports Jewish children with emotional challenges.

 

Should anything different be happening at home, however insignificant you think it is, please do let us know. The smallest of changes can have an impact on a child's mood or behaviour and knowing things in advance helps us to be aware of possible changes and be ready to offer support. These might include but are not limited to, a parent being away from home on business, a member of the family being in hospital, a bereavement, a break in etc 

 

You should also be receiving an email about children’s mental health day as well as news for Inside Out day! Please go and have a look. 

 

 

Shabbat Shalom

The Year 6 Team

RAF

Open Homework

Excellent!

Friday 24th January 2020

 

This term the Year 6 children have been gearing up for the Boys Town Concert in which they will be singing. We will be sending precise emails next week so please check your emails. Children will also need to rehearse these songs at home or in their spare time.

 

Boys' Town Concert

The Boys' Town Concert is on Sunday, 9 February 2020 at the Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, London N12 0GA

The Concert brings together pupils from a number of Jewish Primary schools and gives the children the chance to perform live in a theatre. It is a very exciting event and raises money for an excellent cause - Boys' Town, a school for disadvantaged boys in Israel.

 

  • The performance starts at 6pm
  • The pupils have to be at the Arts Depot at 4:40pm
  • Please let us know immediately if your child is unable to attend
  • Tickets are now on sale at  www.ticketsource.co.uk/boystown. Please be aware that they sell out quickly. ( Make sure that you buy tickets for the correct performance - the 6pm one)

 

 

If you would still like to be a parent driver for our upcoming trip to the RAF, please contact us as we are in need of a few more drivers.

Year6@keremschool.co.uk

Jweiner@keremschool.co.uk

 

We are pleased to announce that Kerem school has been awarded an Excellent upon recent inspections! This was due to your ‘excellent’ support as well as the children’s ‘excellent’ attitude and behaviour.

 

Included in this week’s blog will also be some photos from our Science lesson. Here the children have begun to use scientific equipment to create both a series and parallel circuit.

 

Have a wonderful weekend and Shabbat Shalom.

From

The Year 6 Team

Friday 17th January 2020

Finally! The exams are over. Time to rest up and relax over the weekend.

 

Starting Monday morning we still expect all children to come back with the focus, drive and determination to work hard. We appreciate that the pressure of the exams are finished; however this is not an excuse for behaviours and attitudes towards their work to change. The year 6 teachers will be monitoring this closely.

 

This term we will be introducing an open homework as well as a new timetable that includes French,

Social History and a Book Study.

 

Boys' Town Concert

The Boys' Town Concert is on Sunday, 9 February 2020 at the Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, London N12 0GA

The Concert brings together pupils from a number of Jewish Primary schools and gives the children the chance to perform live in a theatre. It is a very exciting event and raises money for an excellent cause - Boys' Town, a school for disadvantaged boys in Israel.

 

  • The performance starts at 6pm
  • The pupils have to be at the Arts Depot at 4:40pm
  • Please let us know immediately if your child is unable to attend
  • Tickets are now on sale at  www.ticketsource.co.uk/boystown. Please be aware that they sell out quickly. ( Make sure that you buy tickets for the correct performance - the 6pm one)

 

 

Shabbat Shalom

The Year 6 Team

Circuits- Science

Everyone Reads

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Friday 10th January 2020

 

It was lovely to welcome the children back on Wednesday. We have an exciting term planned ahead

 

This week we will continue to focus on exam prep, where those children who still have exams to sit have been given intensive exam practice. We will continue with this next week until all of the exams are over.

 

Additionally, we have also introduced children to SATS papers and will be working on SATS preparation weekly for both English and Maths.

 

In English this term, we will be starting a new book study on ‘Letters From The Lighthouse’. It is not compulsory or necessary to purchase the book, as we will be discussing each section in detail during lesson time. However, if you do wish to purchase the book to enable your child to follow along in class then that is acceptable. Please do not allow your child to read ahead, as this will spoil their enjoyment of the book.

 

In Science, we have begun our new topic Electricity. Here the children have been introduced to how electricity was invented and about the scientists involved. 

 

Good luck to any children who are still sitting exams!

 

Shabbat Shalom

The Year 6 Team

Friday 13th December 2019

 

What an exhilarating term it has been! 

 

Throughout the term, the children have amazed us all with their dedication to working hard, their perseverance and even their positive mindsets.

 

 

Thank you all for coming to the Chanukah Show. The children were terrific and spoke and sang with such confidence and maturity. 

 

Good luck for the upcoming exams and interviews still to be taken and above all, please enjoy your Chanukah holidays!

 

Lastly thank you for the Chanukah gifts! We look forward to teaching in the New year.

 

Happy Chanukah

 

The Year 6 Team 

Friday 6th December 2019

 

Over the past few weeks, Year 6 have been hard at work whether it be discussing the General Election or even rehearsing for the Chanukah show!

 

In Maths, the children have been revising measurement and angles as well as finding the mean, median, mode and range. All need to be recapped where possible to ensure there are no gaps.

 

For Science, the discussion between two major scientists has taken place. Both classes have researched either Edward Jenner and Alexander Fleming throughout the weeks to generate a complete understanding of the uses for each of their inventions. As well as to see whose invention had a greater impact on society today!

 

We hope all children have taken home their lines to learn for the play as well as rehearsing their songs. We look forward to watching them perform these on stage.

 

Shabbat Shalom

 

The Year 6

   Friday 22nd November 2019

 

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

 

  References

If you receive a request for a reference for your child, please pass on the email/letter to Karen in the office so that we can action it. The school has an agreement with the Secondary Schools that we can send our own forms rather than fill in the school's form. However, we still need to see the original requests to ensure that we are answering all questions asked and that we have the correct candidate number, if appropriate. (Not all schools provide this).

 

 

 Boys' Town Concert

The Boys' Town Concert is on Sunday, 9 February 2020 at the Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, London N12 0GA

The Concert brings together pupils from a number of Jewish Primary schools and gives the children the chance to perform live in a theatre. It is a very exciting event and raises money for an excellent cause - Boys' Town, a school for disadvantaged boys in Israel.

 

  • The performance starts at 6pm
  • The pupils have to be at the Arts Depot at 4:40pm
  • Please let us know immediately if your child is unable to attend
  • Tickets are now on sale at  www.ticketsource.co.uk/boystown. Please be aware that they sell out quickly. ( Make sure that you buy tickets for the correct performance - the 6pm one)

 

 

Shabbat Shalom

The Year 6 Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 14th November 2019

 

Urgent reminder:

This week is the final deadline for secondary school transfer reports. 

If this is not provided we will have to put down anything your child can remember to tell us.

 

Please read the instructions below.

On the reports, there is a section about the children’s extra curricular activities and achievements. Therefore, the Year 6 team would very much appreciate it if you could email class teachers all information regarding your child’s hobbies and interests, including any awards or certificates they have received for dance, music, sport etc. 

 

This is a really fantastic chance to show off your child’s efforts and achievements outside school. However there is limited space on these forms, so please be advised to send a maximum of 7-8 sentences. Please be clear and concise.

 

Please e-mail these to:

jweiner@keremschool.co.uk (6W) or year6@keremschool.co.uk (6TS)

 

 

During Maths week, the children have been working considerably well each day to tackle puzzles, solve problems as well as to complete this year’s Primary Maths Challenge!

 

In Art this week, the children listened and reacted mindfully to the sounds they could hear. This inspired them to be free with their use of stroke and pressure techniques when working in oil pastels. Pictures have been included.

 

Have a lovely half term!

The Year 6 Team

 

Art

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Maths Week

Friday 8th November 2019

 

This week the children went on an exciting trip to Millfield Theatre to watch the Shakespeare play Macbeth. All of the children got to speak to the performers prior to the show and thoroughly enjoyed their time watching as well as taking part in a few of the scenes!

 

All children worked well in Maths this week when practising ratio and proportion. Additionally they were excited to sink their teeth into History, reading and discovering the events that took place during the early 1900s.

 

 

Gentle reminder to please make all children to be wearing correct school uniform- Correct footwear and kippahs with clips  on heads.

 

REMINDER

If you have not yet done so, please can you send us information about your child's hobbies and achievements for their Secondary transfer report.

Macbeth

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Macbeth

Friday 1st November 2019 -Please see urgent reminder at the end.

 

 

The children have been working incredibly hard this week during their assessments. They have now been sent off for marking and we will share the results with you at Parents’ Evening.

 

In Maths this week, Yr 6 tackled two step problems. However lots of children are still making careless errors and must remember to show all their working out so they can show us where they went wrong. In Creative Writing the children were asked to continue a text in the same style as the author. 

 

In our Science topic we have now moved onto the transmission of microbes and how viral and bacterial infections are spread. This half term we will be starting our History topic on WW1.

 

As this has been a heavy week, we have encouraged the children to self reflect and relax. We have introduced mindfulness and meditative techniques and will be continuing with this every Friday. (See photos below)

 

Kerem Cares committee have been extremely busy this week, developing and improving exciting changes for the school.

Please find a poster attached to this weeks blog explaining the school’s new initiatives.

 

On Wednesday some of the children saw Mr Louis Walsh at the gym. Their meeting was recorded and can only be viewed on this blog. (See video attached)

 

On Tuesday morning we will be going to the Millfield Theatre to watch a production of Macbeth. The children should come to school in full school uniform and 6W should bring their p.e. Kit to change in to. (6TS will not have p.e that day.) The children should have their water bottles and their usual snack - no other food is allowed. They will return to school in time for lunch.

 

Urgent Reminder:

We have now begun the process of filling out the children’s secondary transfer reports. On the reports there is a section about the children’s extra curricular activities and achievements. Therefore, the Year 6 team would very much appreciate it if you could email class teachers all information regarding your child’s hobbies and interests, including any awards or certificates they have received for dance, music, sport etc. 

 

This is a really fantastic chance to show off your child’s efforts and achievements outside school. However there is limited space on these forms, so please be advised to send a maximum of 7-8 sentences. Please be clear and concise.

 

Please e-mail these to:

jweiner@keremschool.co.uk (6W) or year6@keremschool.co.uk (6TS)

Shabbat Shalom

The Year 6 team

 

 

 

Louis Walsh

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Kerem Cares

Meditation

Friday 25th October 2019

 

 

Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term. We have thrown the children straight back into hard work!

We have now begun the process of filling out the children’s secondary transfer reports. On the reports there is a section about the children’s extra curricular activities and achievements. Therefore, the Year 6 team would very much appreciate it if you could email class teachers all information regarding your child’s hobbies and interests, including any awards or certificates they have received for dance, music, sport etc. 

 

This is a really fantastic chance to show off your child’s efforts and achievements outside school. However there is limited space on these forms, so please be advised to send a maximum of 7-8 sentences. Please be clear and concise.

 

Please e-mail these to:

jweiner@keremschool.co.uk or year6@keremschool.co.uk

 

Reminder- The closing dates for secondary school applications are fast approaching so please hand your forms in on time.

 

Next week: Changes to short Fridays with 1p.m. Finish.

All the Best

The Year 6Team

Friday 11th October 2019

 

 

After a very short week back, the Year 6 team have been thrilled to see everyone’s creative projects about Microorganisms. These now decorate the walls outside the classrooms, which has presented an opportunity for younger year groups to learn from and view expectations of the quality of work.

 

We have not set any homework today as it is the school’s policy not to give work out over Succot. If you do wish to complete additional work over the break, here are some topics to revise.

 

Maths

-Multiplication

-Division

-Fractions

-Division of decimals by decimals

-Finding missing angles

 

English

-Speech Marks

-Apostrophes

-Sentence structures

 

Have a lovely break and a happy Succot.

 

The Year 6 Team

Science Projects

Friday 4th October 2019

Shana Tova! 🍎🍯

 

This week children received an exciting Shakespeare workshop where they were able to show off their acting skills and speech through a reenactment of Macbeth. Both year 6 classes have uploaded pictures of this fantastic experience below.

 

Science experiments have also taken off this week! After introducing the topic of Microorganisms, the children will be developing skills of scientific inquiry to design and carry out scientific investigations and evaluate scientific evidence to draw conclusions. Furthermore, Science research homework was set today and will be due in next Thursday 10th October. We look forward to seeing the children’s exciting and eye catching work.

 

Shabbat (Shuva) Shalom

Year 6 Team

Shakespeare Workshop

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Friday 27th September 2019

 

This week all children took part in a science quiz. Well done to Ethan W. and Kitty (6TS) and Yoav and Seth (6W) who will be representing Kerem at The Inter School’s Science Quiz.

 

Prefect letters went home this week. 

These need to be handed in by Thursday 3rd October.

Prefects will be announced on Thursday 10th October.

Prefect roles will begin Thursday 24th October.

 

We wish each and every child the best of luck.

 

Shana Tova and Shabbat Shalom.

 

From the Year 6 Team 🍎🍏🍯

27th Elul 5779 - 27 September 2019

Year Six had a busy week this week learning Selichot in preparation for Rosh Hashana as well as enjoying Tribe’s special Tishrei programme on Tuesday.  There they were challenged to blow the longest tekiah  gedolah (well done to Seth!) as well as build a kosher Sukkah out of cardboard boxes.  I hope you enjoy the photos and videos below!

 

Wishing you all a ketivah vechatimah Tovah and Shana Tovah, and again my thanks to you all for joining us this morning for our Kerem Family Chinuch programme.

 

Shabbat shalom

 

Mrs Hill

This week the children were itching to get started!

 

In Maths we looked at how to add and subtract fractions, exploring lowest common multiples as well as how to transpose improper and mixed number fractions, which they accomplished with great determination.

 

For English this week, the children were able to come up with an exciting combination of books that were squashed into only one invention- the VR Bookatron, which may or may not have taken a turn for the worse. It was a pleasure to read about the adventures that took place within the machine. Most of them definitely blew us all away.

 

Our grammar skill had been using apostrophes appropriately in our writing. Although many found this challenging, all of the children have now understood the power of the apostrophe for both possession and contraction. However, more practice in this area is needed so we will revisit it later this term.

 

As promised last week, 6W have uploaded some action photos from the gym on Wednesday. Here they continued to practise their gymnastic skills and independence when tackling new challenges.

 

Best wishes from the Year 6 team and Shabbat Shalom

In Year 6 Jewish Studies, we have been looking in detail at the laws and customs of Rosh Hashanah.

 

In our Friday Oneg Shabbat, we focussed on the Mitzvah of giving Tsedakah which appears in this week’s Parashah. We read the Starfish Story and played a couple of Tsedakah-related games as well as ordering the eight levels of giving Tsedakah, as written by the Rambam.

 

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible next Friday morning for the Rosh Hashanah shared learning session.

 

Wishing you all Shabbat Shalom

Rambam’s Ladder of Charity

6W Gym

Friday 13th September 2019

What a week it has been! Thank you to those who came to 'Meet the Teacher' evening on Wednesday, it was pleasure meeting you all.

 

In Maths this week we focused on the topics - Multiples and Factors. Children were able to show off their times table knowledge to support their understanding. This will be highly useful when we visit Fractions next week.

For English the children reviewed the text titled 'The Princess and the Tin Box' and had to come up with their own thoughtful endings. These texts will change from week to week.

 

For our Science topic on 'All Living Things' the children had been able to develop their understandings of microorganisms. This week children in 6TS were able to explore the uses of magnification and were able to draw and record their own scientific findings. 6W will also be visiting this next week and cannot wait to get stuck in!

 

As it was our first week back at the gym both classes were excited to jump back into gymnastics. There will be pictures below of 6TS and there will be pictures of 6W next week.

 

Have a lovely weekend and Shabbat Shalom.

 

6TS

Friday 6th September 2019

 

It was a pleasure to welcome your children to Year 6. They have all matured so much over the holidays and are ready to now begin their final year at Kerem.

 

We will be using this blog to update you on all important information, so please ensure you read it weekly (most information is updated on a Friday). Please find below general information about the curriculum this term. We will explain everything in more detail at the Meet the Teacher evening.

 

Year 6 Termly Focus 2019/20

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term

-Exam preparation

-Interview technique

-Developing analytical thinking

-Developing their sense of responsibility

-Working towards assessments (SATS)

-Self directed learning

-Broadening Curriculum

 

-Preparation for secondary transfer

-Beginning Year 7 curriculum

-Relationship and sex education

-Skeet

-School play

 

 

Year 6 Responsibilities

 

Termly rota between both year 6 classes:

Wet Play monitors

Other monitoring duties (Setting up Kabbalat Shabbat, Library, Playground games etc.)

-Leading Kabbalat Shabbat (Kiddush, lighting candles, Good News from Israel, Dvar Torah)

 

Prefects will be chosen at half term. Children will have to apply to either be a prefect or Head prefect. They will have to have shown that they are able to take on responsibility and be a role model to others around the school. 

 

 

Autumn Term Curriculum:

 

Maths English Science

-Exam paper practice (twice a week)

-Mental Arithmetic

-Maths Topic (twice a week)

Multiplication and Division

Factors

Fractions, Decimals, Percentages

Ratio and Proportion

-Exam practice comprehension

-Creative writing

-Reading and responding

-Analytical thinking

-Spelling and Grammar

 

 

-All Living Things

-Evolution and Adaptation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humanities Other

Geography: Changing Landscapes

History: WW1

-VR/NVR

-Computing

-P.E.

-Gym

-Music

-Art

 

This week we have thrown the children straight in at the deep end. On Wednesday, after some preliminary 'Getting to Know You' games, the class were introduced to their homework timetable and to our expectations.

 

In Maths we revised Long Multiplication and Division - please revisit with your child if s/he is finding it difficult as it is an essential skill for all problem solving. We also started our Mental Arithmetic.

 

In Creative Writing they wrote about new beginnings and talked about what makes a quality piece of writing. 6W also wrote a description of London.

 

6TS began their Science topic of Living Things, learning about MRS NERG (ask your child!) and the properties of a cell. 6W will begin their Science on Tuesday.

 

The children have all been given Happy Self journals which they will fill in weekly.

 

Today we have given out spellings to learn for next Friday and 'Quote of the Week' which is due in on Monday. Instructions for Quote of the Week are stuck in the front of the book.

 

Please note that the email address for 6W is jweiner@keremschool.co.uk and for 6TS is year6@keremschool.co.uk

 

Shabbat Shalom

 

The Year 6 team

 

6 Elul 5779 ~ 6th Sept 2019

Welcome back to the Autumn Term!

Today in Jewish Studies we had our first ever Oneg Shabbat with Years 5&6 together.  Today’s topic was based on a verse in this week’s Parasha - צדק צדק תרדוף  -  justice, justice you shall pursue. Please discuss with your child why the word justice is repeated twice!

Shabbat shalom

 

Welcome to Jewish Studies in Year Six!

I am delighted to have this opportunity to share with you an outline of the subject areas that Year Six will be studying this year in Jewish Studies:

 

Tefillah

Tefillah takes place at the start of each day. In addition to building on the knowledge, accuracy and fluency that your child has already acquired, we will be looking in depth at various parts of Tefillah in order for the children to appreciate their meaning and relevance.  We will also further expand the children’s repertoire of Tefillot and discuss the idea of belief and trust in HaShem. 

 

Chumash

Chumash is studied twice a week. Our Chumash curriculum is designed to explore some of the great characters featured in the Torah and how the lessons learnt from their lives are relevant to our lives today. In Year Six we focus on Moshe, beginning with the events surrounding his birth. We use a range of methodologies to reinforce your children’s awareness of the richness of Torah text and of the way grammatical anomalies and nuances of language help us to uncover deeper meanings within the text.

 

We will use the Torah text to sharpen our Hebrew grammar skills and build up a store of Chumash vocabulary.  We will use a range of commentaries, especially Rashi, to help deepen our understanding and to help train the children in analytical thinking. 

Weekly Wordlist tests will take place each Monday, where the children will be tested on the most frequently occurring words in the Torah.

Hebrew Reading

To maintain Hebrew reading skills and achieve a high level of fluency and accuracy, we ask for your support once again in hearing your child read for just five minutes per day, five times per week.  We will regularly hear your child read and carry out half-termly reading assessments.

 

Parashat Hashavuah

In Parashah lessons, we discuss the portion of the Torah that will be read in Shul that coming Shabbat. We learn a brief overview of the complete Parashah and then draw out a moral lesson which can be implemented in our daily lives.

 

Our weekly Parashah homework sheets will reinforce the lesson learned in the Parashah lesson.  The children are expected to write in full sentences, including correct punctuation and grammar.  Children are encouraged to share the storyline and message of the Parashah with you.

 

Jewish Life

In Jewish Life lessons, your child will continue to learn about the various Jewish festivals as well as some of the major Mitzvot including Berachot, Kashrut and Shabbat.  We will continue to celebrate these events at school and include as many practical activities as we can.

 

General Knowledge

Our General Knowledge curriculum begins in Reception and is built upon each year.  In Year Six, we review and extend the knowledge studied in Year Five for Etgar ensuring that your child will leave Kerem with an outstanding Jewish knowledge.

 

Essay Writing

In the Autumn Term of Year Six, we spend time learning how to structure and write Jewish Studies themed essays.  This is to help guide your children through the secondary school application process.

 

 

Oneg Shabbat Years 5 and 6

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