Keeping Positive

Keeping Positive
​As day one of homeschooling comes to a close, it feels really important to do a healthy check in on our expectations before moving onto day two. Parents' experiences might have varied from hour to hour, going from 'sailing through the day' to feeling 'on the verge of insanity'. This is normal and to be expected. Some quick pointers for d...
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Looking after Our School-Community's Wellbeing

Looking after Our School-Community's Wellbeing
Dear Parents,Given the unprecedented current situation, King David School wants to offer you and all our school community the support necessary to ensure that you have the tools to navigate through these difficult challenges. For that purpose, we have created a special e-mail contact address specific for wellbeing which Mrs Cohen will be managing i...
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Facing the Challenge of HomeSchooling

Facing the Challenge of HomeSchooling
​Dear Parents/ Carers,As the new day dawns, most parents and pupils at King David School will be getting ready for a very different educational experience. Monday marks the first day of homeschooling. This takes me back to the years I homeschooled my own children; four very energetic and boisterous boys! Below are some tips that...
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Enjoying the Lessons of The Portion of the Week

Enjoying the Lessons of The Portion of the Week
 Dear Pupils,Enjoy this weeks Parsha. This is also the Shabbat when we bless the new month of Nissan, when Pesach and the story of Exodus take place.Wishing you and your families Shabbat ShalomMrs Cohen   Download PDF File Here
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How to Wash our Hands Properly

How to Wash our Hands Properly
 As we spend time at home looking after each other and having fun, constant hand washing is still very important. I remember as a child how my sister and I used to play, who could make more lather with just a little bit of soap. Hand washing is fun and in many religions it is part of our daily show of how much we love Hashem. At school, w...
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Explaining about Coronavirus to Children

Explaining about Coronavirus to Children
Dear Parents,Times are challenging for many of us at the moment. Many are feeling concerned and anxious, a feeling which gets picked up by the children. You might be wondering how to explain to your children about what is Coronavirus in a way that reassures them. At school I have used the PDF file attached. Show it to them, talk to them, let them a...
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Pesach is Coming

Pesach is Coming
Pesach is coming! This is a time when we learn about the inspiring story of the Exodus from Egypt. A part of our history when the Jewish people coped with slavery by remembering each day that Hashem (G-d) runs the world and is looking after everyone. There are many messages about believe and trust that can be learned from the story. Here is a ...
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Reception class learn the letter Lamed

Reception class learn the letter Lamed
Children in Reception had a great time learning the letter lamed. We were visited by Mr Langford who was very proud to see the children learning his Hebrew initial!  Children also reviewed other letters they knew.
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Fruit kebabs for Year 1

Fruit kebabs for Year 1
​What a lively and jolly Tu B’Shvat atmosphere was felt in Year 1 when families joined their children for celebrating the festival of trees! Thank you to all those who came and for joining in with our rather energetic Tu B’shvat Song!! Here is the link to the song   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7mt79JW9u18Keep dancing and eating fruits!!
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The whole school celebrates Tu B’Shvat

The whole school celebrates Tu B’Shvat
What a pleasure it was to see all the children learning and enjoying Tu B’shvat this past Monday!! Celebrations were in full swing, learning about the day when Hashem renews his blessings for trees. Children compared the similarities between trees and people and we learned how the roots of a person is their family, keeping us all sturdy. With their...
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Getting ready for Tu B'Shvat

Getting ready for Tu B'Shvat
What a fantastic week learning all about Tu B'Shvat!! Different classes learned about different aspects of this wonderful festival including  responsibility for the environment, the forest  fires affecting Australia and the parts of a tree. We have also looked at how a tree is compared to a person.A favourite though, has no doubt bee...
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Hebrew reading homework

Hebrew reading homework
 Remember your Hebrew reading homework for next week!! Doing homework helps you achieve and succeed! 
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Important discussions

Important discussions
​Limudei Kodesh pupils in years 3 and 4 held a very important discussion on the theme of asking for help when needed. In this week's portion we learned that the Jewish people turned to Hashem to ask for help and deliverance from slavery. In lesson, we held a discussion about different times a person might need to ask for help and what mig...
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LK Club

LK Club
Our Thursday RE club has now been going on for 2 years, A small group join Mrs Cohen during Thursday lunchtime to do activities that extend their RE learning. Last Thursday we held a discussion on slavery and freedom, in preparation for us learning about the story of the Jewish people's slavery in Egypt. In the discussion, we talked about Black his...
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Cross-Curricular Inspiration.

Cross-Curricular Inspiration.
Each morning we start our day at school with and inspirational thought just before we say our prayers. In this morning's tefillah assembly for Year 5  we talked about how the quality of the air around us affects our wellbeing. We discussed the impact of city air as opposed to country air and linked this with how the environment aroun...
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Assarah B'Tevet

Assarah B'Tevet
 This morning children learned about the fast of the 10th of Tevet during assembly. We talked about the importance of appreciating and respecting people and prayed to Hashem for a peaceful world.
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Welcome back

Welcome back
I hope you had a relaxing winter break. The RE departmental is buzzing with ideas and plans for the new term. With such fun festivals as Tu B'Shvat, Purim and Pesach, the term ahead promises to be a great one!!A quick reminder about making sure to do your homework each week. There are many prizes to be earned!Make it a great term children and get t...
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