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.
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.
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!
20 children from Year 5 and 6 took part in a Tag Rugby competition at the UEA on Friday 17th November. Both teams performed superbly and each finished 2ndin their groups qualifying for the cup competition before finishing 3rd and 8threspectively. For many of the children this was their first taste of rugby and they quickly adapted to the game playing with enthusiasm and confidence.
It was fantastic to see the children play and many should consider joining clubs. For more information regarding clubs and photos from the event following the link below.
Some of the usual Year 6 squad were unable to take part in this year’s autumn tournament, which enabled some Year 5 korfballers to play instead.
All the korfballers played well and definitely improved as a team during the tournament. Passing became quicker, more accurate and defending was absolutely outstanding.
We won two games, did not concede any goals in two games and at the end of the day we finished in fourth place, out of seven teams.
Two of the Year 5 players were selected to play for Norfolk, which is very exciting!
I am very happy with the standard of play, and how the Year 5 and Year 6 players all supported each other.
Thank you to all the parents who supported and applauded our team.
I am looking forward to more tournaments.
On Thursday, 9th November 30 children from Years 3 to 6 took part in the Norwich Schools’ Cross Country event at Earlham Park. All children coped extremely well with the mud, the cold and a long, punishing hill to finish. They definitely earned their hot chocolate and jaffa cake!
Well done to all the runners and especially the top 10 finishers who will go on to represent Norwich in the Norfolk finals in February: Jess (Y3); Asher and Callum (Y4); Lotte, Florence, Bella and James (Y5); Harry and Reuben (Y6).
Special mention to the Year 5 girls’ team: Lotte, Florence, Bella and Mae who all finished in the top 12 – great performance girls!
Thank you to all those who came to support this event – check out www.norwichssp.co.uk for more photos.
Are you keen to run? Mr. Furlong and myself would welcome more runners to join inThe Colman Mile on Fridays at 12.15pm – keep running!