Following the publication of 2018’s Key Stage 2 SAT’s results, we are delighted to report that the school is well above the national average in Maths, Reading and Writing for combined outcomes. The results demonstrated pupils achieved a combined result of 83%, achieving 12% above the average Hackney outcomes and 19% above the national combined outcomes. Well done Simon Marks!… [Read More]
We are proud to announce that we receive a letter from the Department of Education congratulating us for our school results for last year which placed us within the top 3% of schools in England.
This week we invited police horses in for a visit. Children had the opportunity to learn about the work police horses do and get up close. We had one very calm and mature horse who was training a very boisterous and cheeky four year old horse. They both loved carrots!
Year 6 visited Hackney Town Hall for the Ceremony to commemorate Holocaust Memorial day. They opened the ceremony with ‘Elli Elli’. They were then joined by the Olive school in singing ‘No wars will stop us singing’. The children were surrounded by familiar faces including the Mayor of Hackney, Phillip Glanville, the Speaker of the… [Read More]
Our Year 6 pupils became Victorians for the day! We dressed up as Victorians to experience what it would’ve been like to be a school pupil in the 1800s. We had a great day learning sewing, poetry, writing on a chalkboard, handwriting, singing and of course wearing the dunces cap!
Our Year 6s made a SATs revision music video back in May and would love for you to take a look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3DbEceKkrI&t=67s
SMJPS SCORE A HAT TRICK! Last week our recent PR activities saw the school feature in three Jewish publications. On Thursday we received coverage in The Jewish News and The Jewish Weekly and on Friday we featured in United Synagogue’s mailing; You & US. We are hoping to follow in England’s footsteps and score 6… [Read More]
Last Friday the whole school including the Nursery class walked to Spring Hill Recreation Ground for our annual Sports Day. The sun was shining and the children were fantastically well behaved despite their excitement and anticipation. At the park we started with warm-up stretches before being split in class groups and stationed at different posts… [Read More]
Year 6 were very lucky to be joined by Lea to take part in a workshop where they became ‘Fixperts’. They discussed what fixing meant and where they had to fix in everyday life. They were then set various challenges where they would need to fix a problem such as turning pages in a newspaper without… [Read More]
Last week, we hosted our very own “Simon Marks Has Got Talent” competition and what incredible, talented children we have in our school. There were singing acts, dancing acts, juggling, piano playing, trumpet playing and even 2 members of our staff that kept a ball in the air between them. Our audience of parents, carers… [Read More]
Year 6 had a brilliant day out to the theatre to watch Mona Golabek perform The Children of Willesden Lane, their class book. Everyone agreed that it was an inspirational performance of a very moving story about a young girl’s experience of the Kindertransport. Well done Year 6 for being great representatives of Simon Marks!