Reading and Writing in Hebrew & Ivrit
The children begin to recognise Hebrew letter sounds and vowel sounds from the moment they begin the Nursery.
When they start Reception, the children begin to build their knowledge, skills and understanding of how to blend letters and vowels in to words.
As the children progress through the school, they will be able to read Hebrew accurately, fluently and with confidence from a variety of Hebrew texts (Chumash, Siddur, Navi, Haggadah, Megillah) and this includes both script Hebrew/K’tiv and Rashi.
Furthermore, each Year group has a special reading programme for all levels and abilities of children. In a similar way, the children are introduced to Hebrew writing in Reception and this reinforces the children’s Hebrew reading, which includes script handwriting, introduced to the children in Year 2.
In Early Years and Key Stage 1 the programme Chalav UD’vash focuses on Listening, Speaking and Reading. A clearly structured programme of study with key basic words is taught to the children from the nursery until the end of Year 2. From Year 3 – Year 6 the children continue their conversational Ivrit which gets progressively more challenging.
Our strong bond and connection to Israel is expressed through the Ivrit conversation via song, dance and inter-cultural links with Israel.