5LW have had a really fun and engaging day today making Brazilian carnival costumes and props. They each made their own tabard and rainforest animal mask to wear, and then they made animal structures to carry made out of willow, cling film and tissue paper. Everyone worked really hard to get these finished and it was fantastic to see everyone supporting and helping each other. We look forward to showing off our work, along with our samba dances that we have created in PE, in a carnival procession after half term.
For the past term, year 5 have been learning songs themed around the 6 Indian seasons, some of which are in other languages such as Tamil and Hindi. On Wednesday, 33 of our year 5’s had a full afternoon rehearsing these songs and learning dances at the OPEN venue in Norwich before the evening performance in which they performed as part of a 300 strong choir alongside the band Keyo. This was a fantastic experience for these year 5’s, and the event was enjoyed by all.
What a way to finish the #casma2018 South Asian Fusion performances!! Huge thanks to everyone involved and the 27 schools who worked so hard and performed so brilliantly this week! #ACEsupported @Comeandsingco @khiyoband @namaste_norwich pic.twitter.com/Wd2PK7XcPT
— Norfolk Music Hub (@NMHub) February 7, 2018
Last week children in Year 5 and 6 enjoyed meeting Mitch Johnson and hearing all about his debut novel, Kick.
Kick tells the story of twelve-year-old Budi, an Indonesian boy who works in a sweatshop and dreams of becoming a footballer. The novel is endorsed by Amnesty International UK because it upholds and illuminates many children’s rights. The event encouraged us all to think about where in the world our clothes are made and the conditions facing workers.
There was an opportunity for children to buy signed copies of the book, which we also have in our school library and it has been fantastic to see so many children reading Budi’s story for themselves.
All groups gave very strong arguments with those arguing against deforestation narrowly winning the debate.
Save our rainforest – save our world!
Stop the chop!
Have a ❤ – do your part!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
On Thursday, 19th October Year 5 and 6 enjoyed a visit from children’s author and conservationist, Nicola Davies. She wowed with stories from around the world of leopard tails and peacock spiders, of ibex and humpbacked whale – a real inspiration for all budding writers.