Information about Sacks Morasha’s curriculum in the areas of music, sport, humanities and computing.
At Sacks Morasha, we firmly believe that music is a unique, dynamic and enjoyable way of communicating that inspires and motivates our pupils. We nurture our children’s enjoyment of music through performing, composing and listening to music of different styles. We embrace both Jewish and British values and offer a broad and exciting repertoire of music for Singing Assemblies and Kabbalat Shabbat. The repertoire of songs is constantly renewed and enriched. The school has an outstanding choir, which is often in demand for outside performances such as Young Voices, Boys Town Jerusalem and various charity events. All children have opportunities to perform in major venues including the Barnet Music Festival. Every year a wide range of Jewish songs is used in preparation for the Chaggim, Kabbalat Shabbat Assemblies, Chagigat Siddur and Chagigat Chumash. Year 3 pupils learn to play the recorder in preparation for our annual Music Appreciation and Chanukah Concerts. In their final year, every child takes part in a school production for parents in which they demonstrate their wonderful singing and acting abilities. The school aims to give every child the chance to immerse themselves in the world of music and enjoy the immense benefits it brings.
At Morasha, we are aiming to encourage more children to get involved in a variety of sports. Football is a very popular sport in our school and therefore we have run an inter-house tournament at Mill Hill Powerleague, and we are looking at doing the same in the Summer term. For the first time at Morasha, we have set up a table tennis club open to KS2 children after school and during lunchtime. This has been well received. This year we have been able to give further opportunities to Years 3, 4 and 5 to go swimming once a week. This term children across the school will be taking part in a Skipping competition.
Humanities at Sacks Morasha is taught through our topic lessons and each half term we explore a new theme based on Geography or History. The children have enjoyed learning about these topics through different mediums, including trips to the Verulamium to learn about the Romans, the Tower of London to see the Crown Jewels, and The British Museum to look at the Ancient Egypt exhibition. We also have drama workshops based on the Humanities topic to help the children imagine what that time was like.
Our Computing curriculum is brought to life through the other National Curriculum topics it is taught through. Children are taught a variety of skills such as using technology for a variety of reasons, using multiple programs to complete a task, how to work safely online and how to create and debug simple programs, using their coding skills. Children are also taught and encouraged to use the correct terminology when discussing their computing work. Last year we shared the children’s work by presenting it at a Computing Showcase. This gave children and adults a chance to see Computing work from other year groups. The children felt a sense of pride watching others play their games and view their stop motion animations. Children are encouraged to use their Computing skills in other subjects, such as Maths and Humanities. They use apps like Showbie to access work set by teachers, and Kahoot to take part in class quizzes. They also use Microsoft Word and internet searches to create mood boards for Art. The children have created games on JI Tap using information they have learnt in Kodesh and Ivrit lessons.