Middle School Trip to Westcliff Synagogue.
On Tuesday 26th March Middle School visited Westcliff Synagogue. Mr Greenstein and his friend Leonard talked to us about lots of Jewish history; from David and Goliath to the Dead Sea Scrolls. We were very lucky that they also got out one of the Torah Scrolls and unwound it to show us. We saw a Yad (Hand in Hebrew) which the Rabbi uses to point to the words when he is reading the Torah. They use this as Jewish people believe that the words on the Torah are the words of God and must not be touched.At the end of our visit we were taught to say, "Toda", which means “Thank you” in Hebrew.
Essex Growing Communities
Students from Cedar Hall recently took part in the Growing Communities Competition. We are pleased to announce that Caitlin (8C), has been awarded the runner up position in the “Healthy Packed Lunch Plot” Special Schools category. Caitlin’s design of a chicken kebab and salad has won Cedar Hall £150 of allotment equipment from Perrywood Garden Centre. Well done Caitlin!
This week Class MP have made some lovely dioramas for World Book Day. They chose their favourite scene from a book or film & recreated it in a shoe box. We had lots of fun & the pupils worked independently on their projects.
Middle School Workshop
Middle school pupils had a visit from Athena, an ancient Greek Goddess. She helped the pupils to learn about the Greek gods and the Olympics through some Drama sessions. Athena told them all about temples, theatres and her father Zeus, the king of the gods!
Middle School Science Lessons
Middle school's Science topic this half term is 'Changing States in Matter'. MP class have been looking at how some matter can be changed from one state to another and that some can be returned to their original state. They carried out some experiments to prove the theory. Firstly they added heat to chocolate to change it from a solid to a liquid. They then put it in the fridge, reducing its temperature to turn it back into a solid. They discovered that this was a reversible change. Secondly they toasted some bread but were unable to revert it back to its original state so that was an irreversible change.
ML Class Life Skills
Class ML have been learning about fire safety in Life Skills this term. One of the exercises they have been doing was to make a practice telephone call to the emergency services. Mrs Bradshaw acted as the operator at the other end of this phone conversation with Grace. They plan to visit their local station this half term.