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Weekly Statistics - Week ending Friday 15th November

 

 

Number of children late: 23

Number of children taken out of school for an appointment: 6

Number of children out of school for a family event: 2

 

Number of parents who missed a security duty: 2

12.11.19

 

As part of Maths week, Mrs Collins ran a Maths quiz. Children represented their houses and it was great to see the enthusiastic buzz around Maths. There were even questions for the audience to answer too.

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11.11.19

This morning some of our Year 6 pupils led us in a Remembrance Day ceremony. They told us about the history of Remembrance Day as well and read some poems. The whole school observed a minute's silence.

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This week is Maths Week which will see the children engaging in lots of 'addition'al - pun intended - Maths activities. Maybe you can get involved at home by asking lots of number related questions or giving extra focus to an area of learning - eg number recognition, number bonds, times tables, prime numbers. The aim of the week is to engage children in maths activities outside of traditional maths lessons in order that they can see the value of maths in everyday life. I hope that they have lots of fun. Thank you to Mrs Collins who has led the staff team in the planning and preparation of this week.

10.11.19 We are all so privileged!

 

As I reflect on the Shabbaton, I keep coming back to one thought, and that is how privileged we all are. Although the experiences of the weekend highlighted it, the reality is that we are blessed every day.

 

The staff are privileged to have the opportunity to work with children and families who are enthusiastic and committed to learning and exciting new experiences. This weekend, parents were generous enough to trust us with giving their children a wonderful Shabbat experience away from home, being cared for by staff. The children engaged fully in their experiences, letting themselves be looked after by their teachers, who, in their words "are very different out of school!"

 

Similarly, our children and families are privileged to have staff who will go over and above to offer great experiences for pupils. To leave their own families for a weekend to be with the children speaks volumes about their care, commitment and dedication to the children and the families of Kerem School and I would like to take this moment to thank them all. 

 

With such a strong staff, parent and pupil team, it is no wonder that Kerem is a wonderful school. 

Shavua tov from everyone at the Shabbaton

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We have spent an amazing shabbat together. The ruach has been wonderful and great fun has been had. Before making havdalah the children reflected on their favourite part of shabbat and it was very special to hear many of them reflect on the learning and davening that they have done together. Now for our motzei shabbat activities and hopefully a little more sleep than last night! 

Shabbat shalom

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8.11.19

 

The weeks seem to be flying by and the fog this morning was a gentle reminder that winter is just around the corner. Please remember to send your children with appropriate clothing for the colder days.

 

The children have all been working hard and as I have visited each class I can see how their learning behaviours are developing and their focus and effort is increasing each week. Every week I meet a child from each class and they have an opportunity to show me their books. If you ask them about this, they will know it as Bingo Books. It is a great opportunity for them to show me how hard they have been working and how their skills and knowledge are increasing week on week.

 

This weekend sees our Year 4 and 5 children along with some very excited members of staff heading off to the Shabbaton. Spending Shabbat with your friends is very special and I know we are going to have a great time. I look forward to telling you all about it next week!

 

Thank you to those of you who have supported the poppy appeal. The Head Prefects enjoyed the opportunity to organise a rota for selling poppies for this great cause. You will see that an email has been sent out about the Camp Simcha toy drive. I know how generous everyone is and how lucky the children who receive the gifts are. 

 

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

 

 

I was joined by these children at the tea party today. They were telling me the different curriculum areas that they are feeling more confident in this week.

I was joined by these children at the tea party today. They were telling me the different curriculum areas that they are feeling more confident in this week. 1

This week I was lucky enough to be at the EYU in time for Reception’s Shabbat Party

This week I was lucky enough to be at the EYU in time for Reception’s Shabbat Party 1

Children created a news reel at coding club this week

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Weekly Statistics - Week ending Friday 8th November

 

 

Number of children late: 12

Number of children taken out of school for an appointment: 6

Number of children out of school for a family event: 2

 

Number of parents who missed a security duty: 0

Steve McQueen: Year 3 Project at Tate Britain

 

Last year our current Year 4s took part in a special art project for Turner prize-winning artist Steve McQueen. He undertook a large scale project to capture a glimpse of the capital's future, a hopeful portrait of a generation to come. You can read more about the project here. 

 

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/steve-mcqueen-year-3

 

A photograph of the class was taken and this has been put together with thousands of other class photos to create a single large-scale installation. The exhibition can be seen at Tate Britain between 12th November 2019 -3rd May 2020. These photos can also be seen on large billboards across London so if you see one of our children then please take a photo and send it into school.

 

 

PaJeS, together with the Jewish News, are delighted to announce the launch of the Jewish School Awards 2020. Taking place on 11th February 2020, we will be celebrating five years of this prestigious event.

 

Awards Categories

The last four years have seen teachers and non-teaching staff recognised in four categories. The 2020 awards will differ as they feature three new categories, focusing on collaboration in both primary and secondary education.  We would like to encourage you to urge your staff, colleagues, parents and students to nominate their teachers.

There are three categories in total and in each one, an award will be made both to a primary and a secondary school.  

 

Curriculum Collaboration Award
Collaboration between Jewish studies and secular studies

This award will recognise a team of Jewish or Ivrit studies and secular studies teachers who have implemented a joint initiative that has enriched teaching and learning across both Jewish and secular curriculum areas.

Beyond the Classroom Award
Learning about the wider community

This award will recognise a teacher or group of teachers who have initiated a programme that takes students out of the classroom in order to offer them a broader range of learning experiences.  This could include engagement with the wider community and initiatives that have contributed to a deeper understanding of British values.

Volunteer Award
Honouring school-based volunteering

This award will recognise an individual or group of volunteers, governors, parents or others, who are not employed by the school but who have significantly contributed and improved aspects of school life. 

 

If you feel that you would like to nominate anyone for any of these catergories then please click on the link below which will take you directly to the Pajes website.

 

https://www.pajes.org.uk/jewish_schools_awards_2020

1.11.19 These are the children who joined me at the tea party this week

1.11.19 These are the children who joined me at the tea party this week 1

Weekly Statistics - Week ending Friday 1st November

 

 

Number of children late: 5

Number of children taken out of school for an appointment: 8

Number of children out of school for a family event: 3

 

Number of parents who missed a security duty: 0

29.10.19 Today I visited Immanuel College and was lucky enough to have a catch up with ex Kerem pupils who are now in Year 7.

29.10.19 Today I visited Immanuel College and was lucky enough to have a catch up with ex Kerem pupils who are now in Year 7.  1

The children were very excited to play on the new equipment in the playground

The children were very excited to play on the new equipment in the playground 1
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Weekly Statistics - Week ending Friday 25th October

 

 

Number of children late: 6

Number of children taken out of school for an appointment:2

Number of children out of school for a family event: 15

 

Number of parents who missed a security duty: 0

Pupil Voice

 

I am passionate about children making a meaningful contribution to school life. This year we have moved from all Year 6 pupils being a prefect to having a smaller number. Anyone who wanted to be considered for the role needed to fill in a detailed application about the attributes that they would bring to the role.  

 

In addition to this, we have expanded our school council into 3 groups, each with a specific purpose. We will be focusing on community, charity and the environment. Children who wanted to be in these councils needed to present a manifesto and were voted by children in the class. 

 

I am thrilled to announce children who are going to be representing the student body this year are.

 

Year 6 Prefects 2019/2020

 

Head Prefects

Chloe G

Archie 

Odelya 

 

JS Prefects

Lila 

Reuben 

Sara 

 

Library Prefects

Jenna 

Kitty 

Orli 

 

Office Prefects

Sophie 

Coco 

Ava 

 

Sport Prefects

Maya 

Leah 

Charles 

 

Technology Prefects

Chloe

Seth

Teddy

 

 


 
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Kerem Cares Committees

 
 

Kehilla  

Tzedakah

Tikkun Olam

Year 1

Ofri A

Ollie 

Ariel 

Annabelle 

 

Joey 

Sophia 

 

Year 2

Levi 

Anoushka 

Zara 

Hannah 

 

 

Louie 

Ari.G

 

 

Year 3

Sophie

Naomi

Ollie

Rafi

 

 

Amelie 

Josh

 

 

Year 4

Sarah

Daniel

Ella Bracha

Amelie

 

 

Max

Shai

 

 

Year 5

Mia B. 

Zac

Joseph

Zak

 

 

Amelie 

Mia C

 

 

Year 6TS

Raymond

Eva

Isaac

Ethan 

Leo

 

Dvorah

Isabella

 

 

Year 6W

Lily

Jamie-Anna

Ella

Keira

 

Izzy

Jake

 

11.10.19 - I was joined at the tea party by these children

11.10.19 - I was joined at the tea party by these children 1

Weekly Statistics - Week ending Friday 11th October

 

 

Number of children late: 17

Number of children taken out of school for an appointment: 4

Number of children out of school for a family event: 13

 

Number of parents who missed a security duty: 0

Thursday 10th October

Today Mr Moses took a large squad to the Barnet Cross Country Heat 1 event. There were between 70 and 90 participants in each race from over 35 schools.

 

Our runners did extremely well in the tough 1 mile course, with one Y6 boy qualifying to represent Barnet which is a great achievement.  Stay tuned to see where the school came overall. 

Thursday 10th October

 

Today parents from Years 1 and 2 were invited to join their children at Forest School. I was lucky enough to get to the Year 2 session. 

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4.10.19

 

At Kerem, a short week is no less busy than a regular week. I had an opportunity to get into every class this week and the children were all working hard. I saw children in a range of classes learning about Yom Kippur and could see how their knowledge progresses as they move up the school. I saw children creating non-fiction texts, other learning how to use their iPads to record their learning and a comprehension lesson being based on a video. Year 5 and 6 pupils participated in a Shakespeare workshop, really bringing their learning to life.

 

Democracy was also in action this week with children from Year 1 to Year 6 standing for a position on our new school councils. The councils are all going under the umbrella Kerem Cares and will give pupils a chance to have a real influence on decisions made at school. In addition to this, many Year 6 pupils have submitted their application forms for the position of prefect or Head prefect. All of these positions will be announced next week.

 

Wishing you Shabbat Shalom

 

 

Weekly Statistics - Week ending Friday 4th October

 

 

Number of children late: 15

Number of children taken out of school for an appointment: 2

Number of children out of school for a family event: 11

 

Number of parents who missed a security duty: 1

Tea Party and Lower School Kabbalat Shabbat

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3.10.19 Today I saw the amazing collaboration and determination at Forest School. I was with Reception as they used flints to create sparks and fires.

3.10.19 Today I saw the amazing collaboration and determination at Forest School. I was with Reception as they used flints to create sparks and fires. 1
3.10.19 Today I saw the amazing collaboration and determination at Forest School. I was with Reception as they used flints to create sparks and fires. 2
3.10.19 Today I saw the amazing collaboration and determination at Forest School. I was with Reception as they used flints to create sparks and fires. 3
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Friday 27th September

This week has flown by and I can't quite believe that the next time we come to school it will be October!

 

I am fast learning that in this role, no two days are the same! I have spent plenty of time in the office, working my way through policies and paperwork in order to develop a clear strategic development plan which will enable the Strategic Leadership Team, the Leadership Team and the rest of the staff, to implement good practice moving the school to the next stages of its success. 

 

'Pupil Voice' is really important to me and I am keen for the children to feel that they have a real impact on the school. This week also saw the launch of our new Kerem Cares school council structure and we are looking forward to announcing these groups after Yom Kippur and getting them started after Succot. We also gave out applications to Year 6 pupils for the role of prefect. Any pupil who wants to be considered for the role of prefect or Head Prefect needs to complete a detailed application form. We also gave the children the chance to design a new invite for the tea party as well as design greeting cards which can be sent to members of the community whether they have a birthday, a Simcha, bereavement or any other reason. I will be posting the winning designs on this blog when they have been chosen.

 

I have also spent time with every class this week, even going swimming with Year 3 and 4. In every class I found children who were engaged in learning, teachers who were delivering exciting lessons and assistants who were supporting teaching and learning. 

 

A highlight of my week was stepping out of my office in time to see the Year 2 children heading off to Forest School, with their wellie boots and bright smiles. It might have been raining but it did not dampen their spirits. 

 

Please take a moment to reflect on the statistics of the week and think about what you can do to avoid lateness, leaving school for appointments and missed security duties. 

 

I want to take this opportunity to wish you and all of your families, shana tova umetuka with only health and happiness for 5780 

 

 

Weekly Statistics - Week ending Friday 27th September

 

 

Number of children late: 14

Number of children taken out of school for an appointment: 9

Number of children out of school for a family event: 3

 

Number of parents who missed a security duty: 1

27.9.19 - It has been a busy day...Schlihot, Kabbalat Shabbat and Tea party!

27.9.19 - It has been a busy day...Schlihot, Kabbalat Shabbat and Tea party! 1
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I had a lovely treat today, Thursday 26th September, when some Year 4 pupils came to show me the Rosh Hashana artwork that they had completed

I had a lovely treat today, Thursday 26th September, when some Year 4 pupils came to show me the Rosh Hashana artwork that they had completed 1
20th September - 3 of the highlights of my week!
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Weekly statistics - week ending 20th September

 

Each week I am going to share the statistics of the number of children who have been late to school, left school for an appointment or have been absent from school for an event. Please remember, without your children here, it will be hard for us to maintain the high standards that I promised.

 

I am also including the number of missed security duties as these are vital to the safety of our community 

 

Number of children late: 10

Number of children taken out of school for an appointment: 7

Number of children out of school for an event:

 

Number of parents who missed a security duty: 2

Kabbalat Shabbat

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Today I had lunch with Reception

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Tea party 13.9.2019

 

It was really exciting to host my first tea party this morning. The children talked to everyone about why they had been chosen to come to the tea party. They then shared something that they had enjoyed in school this week.

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6.9.19

 

What a week!

 

It has been a great few days back at school. 

 

The Nursery team have enjoyed meeting families at home visits and the Reception team have enjoyed meeting children and their parents at the EYU.

 

Children from Years 1-6 got straight into their learning and 3 classes even had their first trip to Forest School.

 

I was lucky enough to be invited to a chocolate tasting lesson in Year 4 and got to experience two ruach filled Kabbalat Shabbats. Kol ha Kavod to the children who helped to lead those.

 

Don’t forget to have a look at the different class blogs to find out more about what the children have been up to.

 

Shabbat Shalom

Ms Simon

4.9.19 - WELCOME BACK!

 

There has been a fantastic buzz around school today. The day started with whole school teffilah and the ruach of Adon Olam was just amazing. The children then spent the day finding out about new routines in their classrooms, the playground and the dining room. I am sure that they have lots to tell you about.

 

I would like to thank everyone for their warm wishes for the start of the new year, I have been really touched by them. I look forward to working closely with all of you this year. 

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