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
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.
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.