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.
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.
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.