Hi Parents! We’re back and the Year 5 team are so looking forward to fun-packed, curriculum based year. We cannot wait to share all the wonderful books the children will be using in English and share our love of reading with them. We are so excited for the children – and ourselves – for the Shabbaton, where the children enjoy school outside of the classroom over a special Shabbat weekend. We are looking forward to learning about diverse topics such as our new History topic of Early Islamic Civilisation and Earth and the Environment in Geography.
Our love of nature and the environment will be a common theme throughout the year; Sir David Attenborough is a firm favourite hero of ours. Mrs Rockman is hoping for lots of opportunity to sing with the children and Mrs Saltman is looking forward to uploading as many photos as possible of the creative work the children have produced on the new Sacks Morasha Instagram page.
Wishing everyone a fun, successful and positive academic year ahead.
At Sacks Morasha we are committed to meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum. It is vital to us that the pupils also understand their Jewish heritage, values, and beliefs, and this is intrinsic in everything we do at Sacks Morasha. We want them to understand our local community, as well as our global community. We want them to be proud of their own culture and legacy, whilst simultaneously understanding and learning about the British Values that underpin our society today.
We teach all the National Curriculum Subjects, in Key Stage 1 and 2, as individual subjects; finding links, where appropriate, between each one. We teach Ivrit as our Modern Foreign Language from Reception. We aim to teach a broad and balanced curriculum, as well as equipping the pupils with the skills necessary for them to move onto the next stage of the educational journey.
We aim for our Curriculum to be varied, fun and exciting. We endeavour for all our learners to be engaged or stimulated, and we are striving to ensure our curriculum is inclusive for everyone especially for all those with disabilities or Special Educational Needs. We are working to ensure all our learners are resilient, can challenge and be enthused by our curriculum, as well as become independent in their learning style by the time they reach Year 6. We are ambitious and want our curriculum to challenge and motivate so that every child can achieve the optimum progress and attainment from whatever their starting point.
Each Class has their own Long Term Plan that is carefully drawn together to provide a varied curriculum for your Child. It is the overview of the work that the Class Teacher (s) shall cover this year. It is worked on carefully by the Class Teacher to make sure there is progression from one year to the next. The Medium Term Plans explain in a little more detail how the Long Term Plan topics will be carried out. The Teachers write this in detail for each half term and you will see the MTP explains the skills the Children will learn as well as the topics covered. We hope you find this interesting and informative as to how your Child will learn with us this year.
Year 5 – November 21 Update
Last term zoomed past and was crammed with lots of learning and hard work on forces in Science, early civilisation in Baghdad and the learning that took place in that time, which is still relevant in today’s modern world, lots of number work including addition and subtraction, place value and statistics. Year 5 loved Varjak Paw in English, which is an adventure mystery fiction book by SF Said. They produced their own adventure mystery chapter book writing, which included fantastic language, ideas and descriptions.
This term, we are looking forward to the Year 5 Shabbaton, which is always a wonderful memory-making experience for the children. This term’s text is non-fiction information book about mighty machines and is already proving a huge hit with the students. The children will also be participating in Heads Up sessions in PSHE to support their wellbeing. The children have enjoyed preparing their speeches to present to their peers to be selected for school council.
All children, staff and parents recently took part in very informative training on E-safety, which highlighted the importance of monitoring children’s online access to the internet/social media and gaming apps at home.
Long-term Plans 2021-2022
Medium-term Plans 2021-2022
Your child’s Kodesh teachers prepare a ‘Term at a Glance’ document which serves two purposes; to inform their planning and ensure curriculum coverage, and to indicate to you all, the parents, what your child is due to learn about during the term. This is a flexible document, which allows the teachers to make changes during the term, e.g. to spend more time on a topic, if required, or to swap topics around to fit better with the needs of the class.
Each term we ensure coverage of a broad range of curricula strands. We teach about the Chaggim (described as Moadei Yisrael in the documents), Tefillah (which will include Brachot), Jewish Way of Life (which encompasses topics such as Shabbat, the Jewish Calendar and Brit Milah), Chumash (taught from the Spring term in Year 2), Mishna (Years 5 and 6), Hebrew Reading, and Hebrew Writing.
Year 5 are aiming to recall and bolster their knowledge of the the Jewidh Calendar, including dates of Chaggim and Ta’anitot, and key information relating to each one.