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Simon Marks Jewish Primary School

Tu B’Shevat Art Day – Year 1

Year 1 re-created the blossoming Almond Tree by Vincent Van Gough. This was in connection to Tu B’Shevat also called ראש השנה לאילנות, which means the New Year of the trees. Year 1 learnt how to use different tools for painting as well as colour mixing.    

Tu B’Shevat Art Day – Year 6

For our Art day in Year 6, we had the theme of botanical watercolour illustrations. We found out about the history and importance of botanical illustrations and looked at a range of artists and their work across the centuries. These included, Pierre-Joseph Redouté (Marie Antoinette’s court appointed garden painter), Albrecht…

Year 6 – Holocaust Memorial Services

Year 6 were privileged to be asked to participate at two Holocaust Memorial services this year.  The first was the official Hackney Holocaust Memorial Service at Hackney Town Hall.  It was a very sombre and moving experience. At the beginning of the service the children sang Eili Eili, written by Hannah Senesh.  For…

Year 4 – Viking Assembly

Year 4 pupils performed their Viking themed assembly this morning.  The class re-enacted ‘Beowulf’, a Viking myth.  This linked in with their Literacy work as they used expanded noun phrases, powerful verbs and adjectives, and action writing techniques in their drama.  They celebrated the valiant Beowulf’s victory against the gruesome…

Year 3 – London Eye trip

On Monday Year 3 went to the London Eye to get the best views of our fabulous city.  The children were able to identify many of our famous landmark buildings, comparing and contrasting new with old, and could see, with the number of cranes, how our city is constantly changing….

Year 6 – Science Museum Visit

Year 6 had a fantastic, jammed packed visit to the Science Museum today. Our topic of Inventors of the Industrial Revolution meant that the models and exhibits of all the steam powered engines were a must see.  Actually getting to see a working model of James Watt’s first steam engine…

Year 1 – Trip to London Zoo

Today we visited London Zoo.  There were so many animals to see and so much walking to do but Year 1 made sure to see them all and were amazed by all the animals they saw.  We classified animals into categories and on the way learnt that giraffes have long…

Year 2 – Trip to The Old Operating Theatre

To link with our topic of Significant Nurses, Year 2 took a trip to the Old Operating Theatre, the oldest of it’s kind. The trip was a great place to get all our senses going with things we could touch, smell, hear and look at. We didn’t eat anything, though…

Meet the Parents Meeting

Yesterday, Mr Thomas conducted two meetings for parents and carers.  If you were unable to attend either of the meetings, please see below the PDF of the PowerPoint that Mr Thomas presented: Simon Marks Parent’s meeting on 17th January 2017

Year 5 – Trip to the London Aquarium

Year 5 visited the London SEA Life Aquarium today and had a wonderful time! Students were given the opportunity to explore animals they had never seen before, stroke the skin of a starfish and have lunch next to a tank full of sharks!  The most exciting exhibit for Year 5 was…