Welcome to our yr 6 pages – here you will find useful information or be reminded about important events and deadlines. In addition you will find links to useful materials which will be relevant to what we have learnt or are learning in the classroom or you can view our Blog. Finally you can see examples of us at work below.
Mr Furlong and Mr Genders
The whole school took part in making a gorgeous garden feature supported by the PTA for the Norfolk Show ‘Our Coast’ competition. Our entry represented our four school houses: Caister, Wells, Cromer and Hunstanton. Each pupil in school created a pebble with their house colour and a small picture that signified their house’s coastal location. Also, each pupil researched and created either a postcard, poster or information pack. The research resulted in finding lots of interesting information and many facts.
As a result our garden won the Gold Gilt . We are all thrilled to bits!
On Wednesday this week, Malcolm Sinclair came for a special assembly. He teaches British Sign Language (BSL) to children across Norfolk. He signed to us about growing up in family of both Deaf and hearing people and now living with a family of hearing people, all of whom use sign to communicate.
He signed how he loves visiting Colman Junior School because there are so many children who are keen to communicate with him. He showed us how much fun BSL can be and how useful in some situations, for example when you are a long way away from someone and don’t want to shout! Thank you Mr Sinclair. We will keep practising!
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.
On Wednesday 18th April, Jo Phillips, came into assembly to share with us the way a news report is written and made. During the assembly, she gave us some ideas about selecting a good story, writing the story in simple language for the ear and some tips to keep the news report to exactly 3 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
For the last couple of weeks of term the children in year 6 have been busy with a D & T project- using a range of stitches to construct a Christmas stocking. These should by now be on the way home- results from both classes in photos below.