Look at this beautiful creature found today on the edge of our wildlife garden by some of our children. Cleverly identified as an Elephant Hawk moth by one of our class. Have a wonderful break everyone and see you in September!😎
Well done to all our Super Signers!
You performed beautifully (despite the pouring rain on day 2!) to make our first film that shows what Colman Junior does so well.
Singing and signing never looked so good!
So, here we are………..
“and no one else we walked to school all by ourselves…”
On Tuesday 11th July Year 4 were fortunate to be able to visit the Norwich Synagogue. It was an excellent opportunity to learn more about Judaism and experience aspects of the religion first hand, from handling artefacts to participating in a mock Shabbat.
On Friday 7th July, our super six CJS Sports Leaders ventured out of school to enjoy an afternoon at Quasar. This was their choice of activity, a reward for all their hard work over the year, leading play activities during the lunchtime period. After two games, they cooled down with a slushy! Everyone had fun.
On Thursday 12th July, it was Year 5’s turn to visit the Norwich synagogue. After a long, brisk walk there, our year group was divided into two groups. One group went into the main hall to learn about Judaism in general, whilst the other group learned about the practice of Shabbat.
It was a fantastic experience and the children were not only really interested in all that was being taught, but also thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to handle the artefacts and participate in a mini mock-up of Shabbat too.
Please enjoy the photographs of the many things the children saw and did whilst they were there.
“I learnt that their special scroll, the Torah scroll, is very important to them. They cannot touch it because they would leave marks and it would be disrespectful to God. The Torah scroll is made from stretched animal skin called parchment. However, it feels like plastic and the deer skin one felt soft and fluffy.” Sarah
“My favourite part was when we got to try the wine (grape juice) and the special bread (challah loaf). Although I liked that, I also enjoyed learning what parchment is really made from.” Lily E
“We learned a lot of things such as: They wear a small hat called a ‘Kippah’, they do not eat pork and they have a special candle holder named a ‘menorah’. Every Friday, they have a day called a rest day. They celebrate this by having a very special meal time. They use the plaited menorah candle and a Shabbat candle to celebrate light and fire.” Sophia L
“I have learnt that every Friday when the sun goes down, they set up the table and the woman of the family puts a scarf over her head and lights the two candles, called ‘Shabbat candles’, which are very important.” Samantha
“We looked at some clothing, which was a ‘Kippah’, which traditionally men wear on their heads and a ‘Talut’ which drapes over their shoulders” Lucy E
“… All in all, it was an educating, exciting experience that I think all of the other pupils loved as well!” Maggie
47 Colman Korfballers walked to the Hewett Academy for the annual Norfolk Schools Summer Korfball Tournament.
Everyone was a true ambassador for our school, showing good sporting conduct and promoting fair sporting behaviour. With great team spirit and a willingness to play well, the teams were absolutely amazing. Accurate passing, strong, safe catching, making plenty of shooting opportunities and some fabulous goals.
The year 4 team won and were presented with the shield which we will share with Hillside for one year.
Special thanks to Tayla, Gracie and Billy from Year 6, who have helped coach the Year 4 squad this year and must take credit for enabling the year 4 korfballers to play so well.
Also, many thanks to Mrs Tobin, Mrs Phillips, Mrs Copland, Mrs Jones, Miss Nixon, Mrs Hudson and Ms Smith who all worked hard to ensure our players stayed safe and played well.
I am a very proud Miss Cole
A group of children from across the school walked into the city centre to watch Fantastic Mr Fox at Norwich Theatre Royal. It was a fantastic experience and the children loved the story of cunning, greed and the power of friendship.
On Monday 10th July we were visited by David Solomons, author of ‘My Brother is a Superhero.’ We loved hearing about the inspiration for his popular series of books and suggesting our own idea for a superhero. Children were inspired by the visit and are already busy reading the adventures of Luke and his superhero brother. Don’t forget to look for the signed copies of the series in our school library.