The Three Weeks - Rebuilding with Kindness

The Three Weeks - Rebuilding with Kindness
​Following Mrs Halter's very interesting blog about Shivah Assar (17th) B'Tamuz, we have begun learning about the three weeks at school. This is the time of the year when we remember the destruction of the Holy Temple. In year 4 today, a challenge was set, where children had to build the walls of Yerushalayim using words that relate to kindnes...
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The Story of the Parsha - Women gain control of their land

The Story of the Parsha - Women gain control of their land
The name Teresa comes from the Hebrew name Tirtza. Tirtza was one of Slavchad's daughters, who went with her sisters to speak to Moshe when their father dies. As they were a family of girls, it would have been expected that their father's portion of the land of Israel would pass on to a male relative. They complained that this was not fai...
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Mindfulness

Mindfulness
​Much research has been done on the power of MINDFULNESS. Mindfulness has proven to help with mind states, anxiety and  chronic pain among other things.  Below are links to Kosher Meditation and to resources created by the NHS. The first three parts are theoretical explanation about Mindfulness; part four is where short exercise clip...
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Sharing Wisdom - From Parents to Parents

Sharing Wisdom - From Parents to Parents
 How I survived Lockdown  By Jade Phillips - Gabriella's Mom Firstly a positive outlook, not getting too hung up on how well we are doing but embracing the changes. Finding little opportunities for learning, counting flowers, drawing in the garden, painting plant pots etc. Daily stretching, waking up at a reasonable time, giving...
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A Double Portion of The Week :)

A Double Portion of The Week :)
This week we read a a double portion of the story of the Torah. Parshat Chukat talks the different types of commandments that were given to the Jewish people. Chukim are the commandments that Hashem has given us to test our belief in him. They are commandments such as Shatnez (Now... see if you can find out what that is and e-mail me!), for which H...
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We Are a Family

We Are a Family
Respect for the family unit is one of the seven commandments given to Noah and to all humanity. At school, we have been learning about the importance of family. Every family is unique and have their own set up. Here is a song we have learned, which has also been played during assembly. It is so catchy I keep humming it to myself!!See if you ca...
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The Art of Positive Parenting

The Art of Positive Parenting
There is no question that parenting is an art, an art that comes with no manual and little previous instructions! If only each precious bundle of joy was delivered with clear guidelines on how to manage, life would be a 'tad' easier. Children can be perfectly illogical in their own logical way and incredibly determined. How to remain positive ...
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The Story of David and Goliath - by Oliver

The Story of David and Goliath - by Oliver
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Respect for Animal - A Commandment Given to Humanity

Respect for Animal - A Commandment Given to Humanity
This week, we have been learning all about another Noahite commandment - Respect for Animals.   After the mabul (flood) Noach was given 7 laws that form the basis of society. The seven Noahite laws ensure that we form and maintain societies where everyone can feel happy and secure. Respecting animals includes being kind to them, not ...
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When Jealousy Rules Common Sense - Parshat Korach

When Jealousy Rules Common Sense - Parshat Korach
Dear Children,  This week's portion tell us about a time when Moshe's cousin, Korach, became jealous of Moshe and Aron and went around causing trouble.  You will find that in this blog, there are extended resources to learn about the story. Pick a couple of them that catches and have a go! I would love to hear what you found int...
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Self-Care as We Emerge From Lockdown

Self-Care as We Emerge From Lockdown
Dear Parents,As lockdown is easing all around us, many might hope and think that life will snap right back to the old normal. This might eventually be so, or it might be that you have chosen to create a new normal for yourselves and your family. For now, we just need to be patient and paddle through the waters of physically reengaging wit...
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Spying the Environment Just like the Meraglim

Spying the Environment Just like the Meraglim
What a pleasure it has been to see all the work I have received this week. Chai  has gone to investigate the blessings of the land of Israel and came back with a HUGE bunch of grapes! By her smile, I can tell she would have been one of the spies that brought back a positive report!!  Fantastic!Oliver has been spying on the environmen...
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Helpful Thinking Cards

Helpful Thinking Cards
There are many different ways to help your child (and yourselves!) to think positive and to keep things in perspective. The PDF below, produced by the Royal Free Hospital Children's School give us a range of ideas and techniques. Print the page, cut up the cards and keep it in your wallet,  your credit card holder...
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The Story of the Spies - Parsha Shelach

The Story of the Spies - Parsha Shelach
 Owww my, what a story!! This week's portion of the Torah tell us about the story of the 12 spies that were sent to Israel in order to check out the land. While 10 spies came back and reported the wonderful blessings of Israel in a way that could be understood as negative, the 2 other spies reported how wonderful Israel is. ...
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Having a Positive Attitude

Having a Positive Attitude
​This week's theme of the week is 'Having a Positive Attitude'. This teaches us that the way we look at a situation has a direct impact on what happens next. Some people have a natural tendency towards being positive, while for some, staying positive is a real challenge. A couple of weeks ago I shared some useful techniques on how adults ...
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Respect and Praise Hashem - 2nd Noachite Commandment

Respect and Praise Hashem - 2nd Noachite Commandment
Dear Children, This week at school, we have been exploring the second law given to Noah and all the generations that have come after him - that means all of us. The Torah tell us that we can learn how to respect G-d from the way we respect our parents and teachers. In fact we can keep practising respecting Hashem by showing our respect for all the ...
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Portion of the Week - Behaalotcha

Portion of the Week - Behaalotcha
​Among the lessons we learn in this week's parsha, there is the very important lesson about responsibility. The Kohen gadol (High Priest) was given the responsibility to light the large candelabra, the menorah. He had to light each flame in such a way that the wick would catch the fire and would stay alight by itself. This teaches that wh...
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Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter is the Best Medicine
For a long time I wanted to understand the benefits of Laughter Yoga. A good friend once went to see a naturopath and was told to consciously smile and laugh at least every hour. I thought I would try it too, so I took upon myself to laugh every time I stopped at a traffic light. The result was magical. Even when the laughter is not genuine, resear...
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SURPRISE!!

SURPRISE!!
​Good afternoon children!! Here is a surprise for you!! I made this video especially for you!! Wishing you Shabbat Shalom!Mrs Cohen
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One is Hashem - The 7 Noahite Commandments

One is Hashem - The 7 Noahite Commandments
​In RE during this half term, we spend the time learning about the 7 commandments that were given to all the children of Noach. This means all of us! Here is a selection of work and songs for you to enjoy! Please do e-mail me the work you do. I would love to see it and e-mail you back. My e-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Download PD...
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