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
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”.
The year 6 boys have made a fantastic start to the football season and appear to be enjoying playing on the bigger pitches. The boys opened the campaign with an excellent 6-2 win to West Earlham and this was followed up with another confident display against St Michaels, winning the game 4-2. The next game saw Colman play a strong Drayton team and this produced a really competitive and close match with Colman just losing out 2-1. The final match of the term was a cup game against Wensum, with the boys winning 2-0, with a super goal from debutant Jayden and a penalty save from Luke in goal.
The boys should be really pleased with the start they have made and their attitude should see them well rewarded in future fixtures.
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.
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
On Tuesday 19th September, Mrs Carpenter, a parent and member of the Norwich Hebrew Congregation Synagogue came into school to share the ways Rosh Hashanah and the Jewish Day of Atonement mark the Jewish New Year. Mrs Carpenter explained why this is a time to be sorry, and make a fresh start. Instead of January the Jewish New Year begins in autumn. It is important at New Year to repent, turn from bad behaviour and set your course to good in the coming year. Mrs Carpenter also demonstrated and explained why celebrations include food: apples and honey, time spent in the synagogue and the blowing of the Shofar (it is a ram’s horn. One of the world’s oldest known wind instruments)
Below are some great photos and a link to the BBC webpage. http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zgqnv4j
Year 6 had lots of fun learning about life at a Victorian farm and workhouse on their Victorian Activity Day. We even dressed up in Victorian costume.
A group of children from across the school walked into the city centre to watch Fantastic Mr Fox at Norwich Theatre Royal. It was a fantastic experience and the children loved the story of cunning, greed and the power of friendship.