Well done to the Colman Athletics Team who recently took part in the SSP Athletics Competition on Thursday 15 June. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day with children from Year 3 to Year 6 competing against seven other Norwich schools in track and field at the UEA Sportspark.
All the children did exceptionally well and were a credit to the school. Particularly well done to the Year 4 girls’ team and the Year 6 boys’ team who came first and second respectively. Overall, Colman came 5th with 117 points. Check out the SSP website for more photos and information.
On a sunny Tuesday morning Colman went to Eaton Park to take part in the Great School Fun Run. The children approached the event with great enthusiasm and we all enjoyed a run together. It was fantastic not only to see everyone trying so hard but to see and hear the support given to each other. Well done everyone and keep up the running.
On Friday 16th June 17 children went to a Change 4 Life Festival at the UEA sports park. As you can see, the children thoroughly enjoyed the activities. All the children were fantastic and demonstrated an excellent attitude towards team work and perseverence.
They arrived last week and are being nurtured in their cosy incubator. They will take 21 days to hatch, so we have another 17 days to watch and wait. In the mean time, the children will be taking turns to ensure that the temperature stays at a constant temperature and that the water level to provide humidity is topped up regularly. We can’t wait to see what they look like 🐔🐔🐔🐔
As part of our topic ‘Nature in Norfolk’ children have loved working with Miss Thomson and Mrs Green to plant our own fruit and vegetables in our brand new gardening area. The children have learnt so much about where food comes from and what plants need to live. We had a great time tasting some of our very own radishes, courgettes, salad and peas. Yum!
4RD had a fantastic time performing at the Open, dancing to the song ‘Revolting Children’ from the musical Matilda. The children worked incredibly hard to learn the dance to ensure they performed to their best. They certainly didn’t disappoint, rising to the occasion and opening the show with great confidence and enthusiasm . The children should feel extremely proud of themselves. Well done everyone.
Last week we were busy learning about General Elections. Year 3 children explained to the rest of the school how a general election works and how to vote. The whole school were invited to register to vote and received a polling card. On Thursday everyone registered cast their vote, either in our polling station or by posting their postal vote.
The results of the mock General Election in the Colman Junior School constituency were as follows:
237 votes were cast.
Turnout was 98%.
The Conservative candidate received 15 votes
The Green party candidate received 37 votes
The Labour Party candidate received 139 votes
The liberal democrat candidate received 22 votes.
The UKIP candidate received 23 votes
1 vote was spoilt.
The candidate for Labour is elected as MP for Colman Junior School.
On Thursday 25th May information meetings were held for Year 5 parents about the learning expectations in year 6 and the changes in year 5 after May half term. Both meetings were well attended. The notes from the meeting and the powerpoint are here for parents unable to attend. I hope that they are helpful.