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Simon Marks Jewish Primary School

Francesca Simon Visit

This week marked the beginning of book week and we were exceptionally lucky to have Francesca Simon come into school.  Francesca told Ms Metin that she hadn’t done a school visit for 10 years and we were her first after all that time.  Francesca gave pupils a very inspiring talk…

Science Day

Today the school held an inspiring Science Day which involved the children working all day on their class science project and then proudly displaying their work to their parents at the end of the school day. Year 6 were working on Light and Shadows Year 5 were discovering about Earth…

Broad Beans for Tu Be’Shvat

We have started sprouting some purple broad beans which we harvested from our garden last year.  The Green Team used jars kindly sent in by Year 1 parents and we are keeping a close eye on any sprouting activity and keeping the tissue moist.  The whole school will be preparing…

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis Visit

On Wednesday 6th December Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis came to visit the school.  During his visit he watched some performances from the children, gave out gifts to the Chanukah Art competition winners and officially opened our newly rebuilt and refurbished Early Years Centre.  Chief Rabbi Mirvis dedicated the new centre…

Owl visit to Simon Marks

Today Night Owls came to visit our school. The children were amazed at the Owls and watched and listened whilst the instructors explained all about owls.  After the show each child was invited to have a photograph with an owl perched on their shoulder. Thank you to Night Owls for visiting…

Year 4 – Trip to the British Museum

Year 4 have been learning about ‘The Ancient Egyptians’ and all about their civilisation during this period of history.  To enhance the topic they visited the British Museum and were able to see the wonderful artefacts and mummies on show in the Ancient Egyptians galleries.   The children had an…

Year 4 Kayaking Trip

Year 4 were fortunate enough (due to Felix winning an award) to have been given the opportunity to participate in kayaking at Leaside earlier this week.  The weather was perfect for a lovely day on the River Lea, which was packed with buckets of fun.  If you would like more…

Pesach Seders

This week and last week Simon Marks celebrated Pesach with our Pesach Seders.  Nursery and Reception started with their beautiful Seder which included guests sitting next to their children and participating together in their Seder. KS2 then presented their Seder to their guests with Year 6 leading the Seder and supported by wonderful…

Reception Class visit to Hackney City Farm

As part of their topic about animals, Reception visited Hackney City Farm.  There, they got to see sheep, lambs, chickens, donkeys and goats.   The children were really excited to see some new born lambs and feed some hungry kids.  

Dance Festival – Year 5

On Tuesday, Year 5 had the exciting opportunity, along with several other Jewish schools to take part in the annual Israeli Dance Festival, which is put on by the Israeli Dance Institute. Over the last 2 months we have been working tirelessly to learn over 20 dances!      …