As the sun was out, we were able to play with our new equipment on the field. Our new equipment was purchased, with the money raised from events organised by the School Council. As you can see, we had fun exploring what was new inside the boxes.
Welcome to Year 4! On this page you will find information about our learning and photographs of us at work. You will also find links to useful materials which give you more information about what we are learning in class and about special events.
Mr Donovan and Mrs Hughes
On Monday 8th January, Geoff Moulton came into assembly, to share with us the amazing work Water Aid complete around the world. During the assembly, he make us aware that many people across the world do not benefit from clean water and decent toilets. With the help from donations, Water Aid have transform millions of lives every year in 28 countries with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.
On Friday 12th January, we are having a Non-uniform day to raise money for Water Aid by bringing in a £1 and wearing blue and white.
Today Year 4 had their Christmas parties. We had great fun playing some games in the hall before setting up our tables and eating our delicious food.
The children had got in groups prior to the event, working well to create a balanced, festive feast for all those at their table; ensuring that everyone in the group was considered and making compromises when necessary so that everyone was happy with the choices.
As you can see from these pictures, the children had a lovely time.
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 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 3rd November 10 children from Year 4 went to a Change 4 Life Festival at the UEA sports park. This involved them participating in a carousel of activities. As you can see from the photos below, the children had an excellent time and had a fantastic attitude towards teamwork and perseverance.
On Tuesday 31st October, Year 4 were visited by Richard from Anglian Water. He came to demonstrate how important it is not to waste water and suggested easy ways to prevent us from doing so.
We had lots of ‘hands on’ activities which included seeing how much water is wasted if we leave the tap running while we clean our teeth, trying to clean paint from some pots, using the least water possible and finally, making a cocktail of sewerage from fat, water, ‘wee’, ‘poo’, washing powder, baby wipes, toilet paper and t-bags; the worst ingredient of all is when people put cotton wool buds down the toilet as they are hard to filter out and end up in rivers etc.
Hopefully, we have all been inspired to save water, energy and money by using water wisely and becoming ‘sewer-wise’!’
Our theme this week is ‘Keeping Safe is …’, so in assembly today, we had PC Barton and PCSO Meri come in to assembly to share how we can keep safe in our community.
They talked to us about ‘unfamiliar strangers’ and ‘safe strangers’, recognising and handling dangerous situations and when to use “No, Go, Yell, Tell”.
Diwali is the Hindi Festival of Lights and is celebrated by millions of people around the world. This year it falls on October 19th 2017, so in assembly today, Sushma shared with us the reasons why it is celebrated and ways in which it can be celebrated.
She presented her PowerPoint with confidence and enthusiasm.
A fantastic assembly.
Well done Sushma.
For further information see the BBC website www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15451833