On Wednesday 18th July, twenty-two year 5 and 6 pupils who had volunteered to be part of the programme, completed their training with the Sports Partnership, Norwich.
All of the pupils who passed the morning training and will out helping at lunchtimes to organise fun games.
On Thursday 19th April, two teams of 6 children from Year 5 and 6 went to the City Academy to play High 5 netball matches against other local schools; both teams playing two matches each. Although some of their matches were tough, their positive attitude drove them on and their commitment and team spirit shone through. It was an absolute pleasure to watch their games improve as they went along – working together as teams and supporting each other well.
Graham Muncer was a pupil of Colman Junior School and lived locally, many years ago. One summer, Graham, his brother and some friends went fishing in the river at Cringleford. They paddled in the water and used fishing nets to catch little fish. Very sadly, Graham slipped into the deep water under the bridge and drowned. Graham’s parents do not wish this to happen to anyone else and really want every child to learn how to swim. They gave the school a cup, to be presented to someone who has shown a positive attitude to all aspects of swimming.
I always choose a Year 6 pupil who has shown a positive attitude to all types of swimming, including strokes, water polo, sculling and, most importantly, water safety and personal survival.
This year, the Graham Muncer Cup has been presented to George
As the snow has thawed, we were able to play with our new equipment on the playground. As you can see, we had fun exploring what was new inside the boxes.
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.
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.
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.