The Menorah Foundation School's NACH programme begins in Year 4, providing our students with a comprehensive introduction to vital texts and stories regarding our heritage.
Our curriculum is designed to delve beyond mere translation, focusing instead on the narratives, characters, and the valuable lessons these texts offer. We explore the impact of various events on the broader canvas of Jewish history, encouraging students to engage with the material in a way that resonates with contemporary life and their own identities.
In addition to traditional study, our children undertake project work for each section of NACH they study, which may include creative assignments like composing newspaper articles on historical events. This project-based approach not only reinforces their learning but also fosters a creative and personal engagement with the text.
The progression through the NACH programme is carefully structured:
- In Year 4, students explore the Book of Yehoshua, delving into the conquest of Eretz Yisrael.
- Year 5 is dedicated to Shoftim, in which our children examine the cyclical nature of the Emunah and Bitachon, under the guidance of different Judges.
- By Year 6, students study Shmuel Alef, engaging with the discussions of Nevuah, the monarchy, and the moral challenges which were faced.
Through this programme, our children not only learn about their heritage and history but also develop skills in critical thinking and moral reasoning, grounded in the rich narratives of Nach.