Children from year 5 undertook level 2 cycle training through Pedal Power. This involved biking on local streets, giving them a real cycling experience. At Level 2 the children had to:
- prepare for on-road cycling
- start and finish an on-road journey
- recognise typical hazards
- let others know what you are about to do
- know where to ride on the road
- pass parked vehicles and side roads
The children did really well as they undertook the training in harsh weather, with the cold and rainy conditions adding an extra element to the experience. Well done to all those who took part and gained confidence/ understanding when cycling on the road.
We were very lucky to welcome Danny from TRADITIONAL KARATE & FITNESS (TKF) who provided taster sessions to all the classes in the school. The children were taught a range of moves and it demonstrated that karate provides a full-body workout while practicing self-defence.
In the New Year there will be sessions run after school on a Monday so keep your eyes out for a letter with more information when we return after the holidays.
Students from the A Level Newton Programme enjoyed the opportunity to pass on some of their experiences of maths and the importance of maths in their lives and intended future careers. All the students are studying A Level Maths and they presented some of the methods and tricks they were taught as children in their respective countries – China; Hong Kong; South Korea; Turkey; Russia; Georgia; and Malaysia. They were very impressed with both the maths ability of the children and their excellent behaviour. A big thank you to Ms Smith for this and all our Community Engagement activities at Colman Junior School.
written by Bob Parsons
On Friday, 8th December Year 5 took part in one of the Christmas workshops at Norwich Anglican Cathedral. They journeyed from Nazareth to Bethlehem, meeting some of the characters from the Christmas story on the way. It was very special visit and enjoyed by all.
Year 3 have been learning about light and shadows. We have used torches and mirrors to prove that light travels in a straight line. Play this online game to explore how mirrors reflect light.
We entered two teams of very eager, excited Korfballers, with some very new inexperienced players.
The teams were absolutely amazing, scoring loads of goals, working hard together as a team and being supportive of each other. The new players learned more about the game of Korfball and enjoyed practising lots of skills.
After a very busy afternoon, Colman Black finished in fifth place and Colman Blue finished in seventh place, out of nine teams. Well done!
Thank you very much to all the parents who supported and applauded our teams.
Year three had a fantastic book day today, browsing and buying books at the book fair and visiting our local library. Tom from Norfolk Children’s Book Centre read us some great stories, both funny and scary and then we headed to Earlham Library where Ben helped us all to find a book or two that we liked the look of. Happy reading!
Following an excellent performance in the Year 4 competition last year we decided to create a girls football team this year. Since their first game the girls have gone from strength to strength learning from every game they have played.
On Friday 24th we took part in a cup competition at the UEA. The girls continued to show their fantastic attitude to the game and performed superbly. The team kept 4 clean sheets out of 5 games and just missed out on a semi-final place on goal difference.
The girls should be really pleased with the progress they have made and they continue to demonstrate such a positive and supportive team ethos. Well done to all involved and we will have more football later in the year to look forward to.
On Wednesday 22nd November 30 pupils from Year 3 and 4 undertook cycle training through Pedal Power. The bikeability course is designed to give the children the skills and confidence to ride their bike including:
- prepare yourself and your bike for cycling
- get on and off your bike without help
- start off, pedal and stop with control
- pedal along, use gears and avoid objects
- look all around and behind, and control the bike
- share space with pedestrians and other cyclists
The children completed level 1 of the course and in future can undertake level 2 to prepare for on road riding. The children learnt many things and had a great time in the process.
On Friday 17th November, the School Council organised a cupcake sale to raise money for ‘Children in Need’. As a school, we raised an amazing £250.50. Thank you to all the children and adults who baked and designed some very impressive cupcakes. As you can see from the photographs below they were really yummy!
Some of our usual Year 4 Korfball squad were unable to attend this tournament, which meant we only entered two teams. However, all the children played really well and definitely improved their game during the afternoon.
Passing became more accurate, shooting became more accurate and defending became tighter and more controlled. We scored lots of goals and every member of the ‘A’ team scored at least one goal, which is absolutely fantastic.
Thank you to all the parents who supported and cheered.
I am a very happy Miss Cole!