To support pupils across the school in their Kodesh understanding and development, Mrs Rosenberg has started a Kodesh blog, similar to those used for the class blogs. She will upload the weekly parasha to this, and ask useful questions and add points for discussion to support conversations around this area at home. You can visit the blog by clicking here.
Well done to all of our Pupils in Primary 3 for their recent performance at Messibat Siddur. Pupils and staff worked extremely hard in the lead up to this, culminating in a wonderful celebration for all who attended. The children are now enjoying using their new Siddurim for daily prayers and Kabbalat Shabbat.
Our Primary 6 class are taking part in a Kosher Rap competition, where they have been tasked with recording their own rap video, based around something that they have been learning in school. This is a national competition, so we will be competing against other schools throughout the UK. If we are successful in winning this competition we will win the chance to record our song and film with a professional recording company. This is a great chance for our Primary 6 class, and also a great chance to raise the profile of our school and our Kodesh curriculum. Please take the time to visit www.kosherrap.uk to vote for our entry. If you click to watch the videos then you will see at the beginning of the video which one is the Calderwood Lodge entry. Please encourage as many of your friends and family as possible to do this, as some of the other schools that we are competing against have a much bigger role than ours, with more children and families to rely on for votes.
Next week the pupils at Calderwood Lodge will take part in a Seder Meal to mark the beginning of Passover. Nursery, Primary 1 and Primary 2 will take part in this on Monday, with Primary 3 to 7 taking part on Wednesday.
Next week we will once again be celebrating Purim. Purim coincides with world book day this year so we are taking the theme of characters from a story for our fancy dress costumes. Take a look in the latest news section next week for stories and pictures of the celebrations. In the meantime please click here to view a presentation about the festival of Purim. This presentation will give you information relating to the story that you may find helpful when talking with your child about their learning of the festival in school
Please click here to view a presentation about the festival of Chanukah.
The weekly Parasha being studied by the children during Kodesh is available to view and download here.