Celebrating Jewish Festivals

Celebrating the Chagim is a major part of our school. For Rosh Hashanah every class enjoys apple and honey, followed by Sukkot when we all get to sing and dance in the school sukkah whilst enjoying grape juice and yummy biscuits. For Chanukah we join together at the end of each day to light the Chanukiyah together.


KS1 also hold their special Chanukah concerts. For Tu B'shevat we all enjoy planting trees in the school allotment and every class has a delicious fruit party. For Pesach, every key stage has a separate special interactive Seder.  Parents of year 2 and year 6 are also invited in to join us for the sedarim. Preschool parents join in a matza bakery with their children and the rest of KS1 also take part in this experience. For Shavuot, the younger children enjoy making cheesecakes, trifles and fruit kebabs and KS1 have a special Shavuot assembly.  Please see below pictures showcasing how we celebrate the Jewish Festivals.

In preparation for Tu Bishvat, Year 2 learnt about upcycling and brought in items from home which they then used to create new products.

Year 3 made fruit pizzas on Tu Bishvat.

Miss Pryor gave an assembly on olive trees to link in with Tu Bishvat. She linked this with the shivat haminim, Parashat Noach, the emblem of Israel and our King David badge.

Every class planted trees and enjoyed fruit parties on Tubishvat.


Every day of Chanukah, the whole school joins together to light the candles. we invite pupils from non jewish schools to join us for this occasion.

The Jewish Studies Head Pupils decorating our school sukkah.

Rosh Hashana Shofar crafts as well as the whole school enjoying apple and honey on erev Rosh Hashanah for a sweet new year. Thanks to the wonderful Parents' Guild who came in at such a busy time to organise this for everyone.

The winners of our Shavuot mitzva mission.

Lots of fun was had on Lag B'Omer. We had inflatables and picnics in the park and other exciting activities.

Our pupils enjoyed a special Yom Ha’atzmaut assembly full of singing and flag waving followed by art activities, Israeli games, Israeli dancing and a special Israeli lunch.

Tu B'shevat was celebrated in school with singing, fruit parties and tree planting. The day started off with a special assembly where the children were very excited to receive a special letter from Hashem - it was a huge Torah with the words 'Etz Chaim hee' - Torah is like a tree of life. 

Celebrating Chanukah

Our children visited the Sukkah

JS Head Pupils helped to decorate our school Sukkah.

Year 5 & Year 6 pupils enjoying their apple and honey prepared by the Parents' Guild just before Rosh Hashanah.

Year 6 pupils packed over 400 Rosh Hashanah boxes for every pupil in the school. Each box contained apple, honey, honey cake, a Rosh Hashanah guide and a special Mitzva Mission. All the items were generously donated by L'Chaim Chabad Lubavitch.

In conjunction with GIFT, Year 6 pupils made decorations for the sukkah at Heathlands to enhance sukkot joy for the residents.


Year 6 enjoyed another Rosh Chodesh club session where we said Tehilim for Israel, danced with joy at the beginning of the month of Adar and enjoyed a 'fish' themed treat as fish is the zodiac sign for the month of Adar.