• Seasons 08 Nov 19

    The last two weeks have really flown by in Seorah Class! The student’s hit the ground running after the half-term holidays, looking at ‘Seasons’ as our new theme for the remainder of the term. The students settled back nicely into school and our classroom routines, and have been focused on cultivating their social skills and friendships.
    In Maths, we consolidated our learning on taking tallies and began looking at taking measurements in centimetres, using a ruler to calculate the length and height over various objects around the school. Other students focused on using their estimating skills while others applied the concepts of ‘forwards’ and ‘backwards’ practically within their daily schedules.
    Our Literacy lessons have been centred on ‘Autumn’, as that is our current season! (Although, the weather has made a drastic change and it seems as if we are officially in Winter!) We have been learning about the different seasonal changes and how to identify what season it is. Specifically, with our current season, the students have been working on composing and writing sentences that describe the weather changes and clothing options appropriate for Autumn.
    In Science we have taken our Seasonal theme and applied it to sequencing and identifying the Months of the Year. The students have been learning how to categorise the different months of the year into seasons, and the reasons behind why they would be classified in certain ways.
    Last week was really busy as we celebrated both Black History Month and Diwali. The children learned all about the importance of respecting differences and honouring different religions and participated in whole school assemblies that highlighted the importance of special occasions. In class, the students made some lovely artwork (which is now hanging up on our art wall!) for Diwali. Using paint and party-poppers, the students created posters that represent the fireworks and colourful Rangoli often used to celebrate!
    Looking forward to another week of fun next week, especially our trip to the Jewish Museum London on Thursday!

  • Seorah Curriculum Map Autumn 2 04 Nov 19
  • Seorah Curriculum Map Autumn 1 04 Nov 19
  • Importance of Forgiveness 04 Nov 19

    I cannot believe how quickly Autumn 1 has gone by. It feels like only yesterday we were welcoming the students back to school, and now we are ready for our first half-term holiday! I guess the saying holds true – time flies when you’re having fun!

    The past couple of weeks have been filled with lots of learning about Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot. The children have been busy making honey pots, fruit skewers, sukkah decorations and have learned about apologising for their wrongdoings and the importance of forgiveness in both our everyday lives as well as religiously. It has been wonderful watching the students really embrace the holidays this year – it has really brought the festive season alive!

    In Maths, we have continued to work on consolidating our number bond skills, more and less, estimating, sorting by given criteria (namely colour) and learning how to tally. We have been very busy and the children have done a wonderful job applying their knowledge – very impressed! Our Science lessons this week were centred on the 5 Senses: which body part they are related to and how they affect our everyday lives.

    PE this term has been focused on dance and movement! The students have been practicing moving like fireworks – exploding with big movements, moving to music with colourful streamers and learning to mirror the movements of our peers. It has been tons of fun getting to dance and explore movement with the students – well done Seorah!

    On Thursday, the Gesher Sukkah went up and the children were SO EXCITED to make decorations for it! They have been eating snack and lunch in the sukkah, which they love, had a chance to shake the Lulav and Etrog in the sukkah and had a wonderful story time session in the sukkah as well! For those of you who are celebrating, I cannot wait to hear all about your Sukkot – and would love to see photos of your sukkah decorations!

    Wishing everyone a wonderful, relaxed half-term filled with lots of fun family time!

    Shabbat Shalom, Chag Sukkot Sameach and see you all back at school on the 24th!
    Miss Marli

  • Seorah Families 04 Nov 19

    We’ve have a very busy week in Seorah Class! The students are starting to really settle in to their new classroom, and are beginning to build new friendships which is amazing to see.

    We started our official lessons this Monday, and have been working exclusively within the ‘All About Me’. This week, the students shared their likes and dislikes with their peers, and started learning how to use descriptive words to talk about themselves. We finished the week by looking our ‘Seorah Families’ and the students were able to describe their families to their friends.

    In Maths we’ve been working in three different groups. Some of us have been mastering our addition and subtraction skills, working on number bonds up to 20 and partitioning up to 3, while others were focused on differentiating between ‘more’ and ‘less’ and ‘adding one more’ to a group of objects.

    On Wednesday we were joined by SEED for an exciting Rosh Hashanah Activity. The students created Bee, Apple and Honey stick puppets for their Rosh Hashanah celebrations – we would love to see photos on your child’s work at your tables over the holiday if you’re happy to share! We were also lucky to have Rabbi Yoni Birnbaum join us for our Oneg Shabbat on Friday to blow the shofar just in time for Rosh Hashanah! The students loved it – some of them even had a go of their own!

    Wishing you all a Chag Sameach, Shana Tova and health & happiness for the new year.

    Shabbat Shalom,
    Miss Marli

  • All About Me 04 Nov 19

    Hi, I’m Miss Marli and I am the teacher in Seorah Class this year as well as the Head of Kodesh at Gesher. I’d like to welcome back all our returning students and extend a very warm welcome to all our new families! I hope everyone had a fantastic summer holiday and are ready for the jam packed year ahead. We’ve had a very exciting start to the school year, as the students have begun to settle into their new classes and build friendships.

    Our theme this term in Seorah is ‘All About Me’ which has given us a fantastic opportunity to start learning all about the children individually. We will continue to build on this topic as the month progresses, which will give us great insight into the wonderful personalities the children have! In the coming weeks we will also start learning about and celebrating Rosh Hashanah, which we are really excited for!

    I’m so pleased to be working with you all this year, and am looking forward to an exciting new year filled with lots of learning and laughter!

    Shabbat Shalom,
    Miss Marli

  • Summer 1 Curriculum Map 08 May 19
  • Spring Term 1 Curriculum Map 17 Jan 19
  • Happy Holidays from Seorah Class! 21 Dec 18

    And that’s a wrap!

    We have made it to the end of our first term having learned loads, made new friendships and full of smiles and great memories of all the fun we have had since September!

    We spent the beginning half of the week consolidating our skills in Maths and Literacy; reviewing some of our old targets, and briefly exploring new ideas and concepts in preparation for next term!!  We spent the second half of the week celebrating all of our achievements this term, and saying goodbye to some of our most favourite staff.

    On Thursday, we had a very exciting visit from Shabbat UK and the Chief Rabbi, where we showcased our singing, joining in with him in rendition of Lecha Dodi! The children were FABULOUS, and I can’t wait to see the film of them singing and dancing. We were all so proud!

    I hope everyone has a lovely holiday full of rest and time well spent with family and friends. I look forward to seeing you back in January for another fun exciting term at Gesher!

    Marli Stein


  • Seorah’s Week – And the Cinema!! 17 Dec 18

    And we are officially one week away from the end of first term! Time really does fly when you’re having fun!

    In Maths this week we started focusing on ‘time’ in regards to ‘Today’, ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Yesterday’. The students began sequencing the days of the week, and some of them were able to identify which lessons fall on certain days within our schedule! Next week we will recap our terms learning, making sure we’ve mastered all of our skills and are ready for the new term.

    In Literacy we wrapped up our unit on Space! The students really enjoyed learning all about Space – from Space travel to Space Food to learning all about the planets in our solar system. I have loved seeing the homework projects the students have brought in – they have done a wonderful job showcasing their knowledge!!

    We had a FABULOUS time at the cinema on Thursday! As a last minute change, we watched the Lion King, rather than the Greatest Showman, but the students loved it nonetheless. We were able to practice our road safety skills, and showed great listening whilst on public transport. I was really proud of how well they all were outside of our school environment.

    See you next week, for our last week of the term!!!!

    Marli Stein