On Thursday 30 th November, Year 3 were visited by Zoolab. The ranger, Ellie, brought in some fascinating animals and quizzed the children on their rainforest knowledge. Children shared learning from their geography lessons and gained lots more knowledge about the habitats and lifestyles of the animals that had come along. Children were lucky enough to see and even hold a giant land snail, millipede, corn snake, rats, tarantula and a tree frog.
On Wednesday 22 nd November, Year 3 visited Singers Hill Synagogue. At the synagogue, Geoffrey gave us a tour of the building and shared with us his knowledge of the synagogue and its history. The children impressed Geoffrey with their understanding of Jewish festivals and practices and asked questions to gain a greater understanding. Year 3 really enjoyed their visit and have continued to discuss their new learning.
Year 5 embarked on an enlightening school trip to Birmingham Central Mosque, guided by Mrs. K. She provided a captivating tour, highlighting the mosque's historical significance as the first purpose-built mosque in the city. Exploring the community room, students admired a model of the Kaaba in Mecca and gained insights into the wudu ritual. Ascending to the prayer room, they absorbed knowledge about its various features such as the minbar, where the leader of the prayer, the imam, stands.
On Monday 13th November, the school parliamentarians from the six schools in Excelsior Trust (Colmers Farm, Green Meadow, Heathmount, Highters Heath, Parkfield and Turves Green), met to work on a number of projects together. This was the first of six meetings that these pupils will have over the duration of this year. At each meeting, our school parliamentarians will produce a special podcast. These will all be displayed below when they are released.
Just before half term we held our annual Big Arts Week at Colmers Farm Primary School. The c hildren and staff this year have worked incredibly hard to create a piece of art based on the seven visual elements in art - line, shape, form, colour, tone, pattern, and texture. Each year group focussed on an artist that uses one of these elements prominently within their work. They have then created their own work in this style.
A residential experience opportunity, for our Year 5 and 6 pupils, is now a permanent feature on the Colmers Farm calendar. There are many words which could be used to describe the experience had by our Years 5 and 6 pupils at Boundless Outdoors. If it could only be summed-up in three words though, then they would have to be: joyous, challenging and memorable. It was an exhilarating and pleasurably exhausting three days for our pupils with a wonderful variety of activities which tested them, skilled them and developed their abilities to work as a team.
Year 1 have been to the Black Country Living Museum as part of their history learning. They had a fabulous time walking around the museum and looking at all of the different types of houses which they were able to compare them to the homes they live in today. They also had the opportunity to take part in a Victorian school lesson. The children really enjoyed this experience and will now be able to link their experience to their history learning after half term.
On 17 th October, Year 6 had a fantastic time with a special time travelling visitor called Professor Mcginty. He took us all the way back to the 1940's. The children were enthused by this visit which supplemented their current history topic based on World War 2. During the session, the children learnt more about the air raid shelters, rationing of food and clothes and the different artillery used during the war.
Year 4 were visited by the energetic time travelling Professor McGinty who transported them back to the time of the Romans in Britain. The children were so enthusiastic and learnt about Roman towns, unusual foods, their highly trained army and how they lived their everyday lives. We were also shown artefacts from both the Romans and the Celts who were already living in Britain almost two thousand years ago! Some of the children dressed up as Roman Emperors and everyday people (along with a very brave Roman soldier)!
Each year at Colmers Farm Primary School, our school council (or school parliamentarians as they are known this year) go on a special trip to London. It's always a very early start (6:40 a.m.) and is a very long day, but it is always an amazing visit. This year we joined on this trip by children from Turves Green Primary School (one of the other school's from our Multi-Academy Trust) The purpose of this trip is to teach the children about democracy and their role as school councillors/parliamentarians. The main part of this visit is a tour of the Houses of Parliament and a lesson about democracy in the Houses of Parliament education department.
- 30th Year 3 Zoolab Visit
- 22nd Year 3 Singers Hill Synagogue Visit
- 22nd Year 5 Mosque Visit
- 21st MAT School Parliament Podcasts (Little Leaders, Big Dreams)
- 13th Our 2023-2024 Big Arts Week Exhibition
- 10th Year 5 and 6 Residential
- 25th Year 1's Visit to the Black Country Living Museum
- 17th Year 6's Professor McGinty Visit
- 11th Year 4's Professor McGinty Visit
- 28th Our School's Parliamentarians' Visit to London
- 20th Fire Service Visit to CFPS
- 18th Year 3 and 5 First Aid Workshops
- 12th Rock Kids Visit
- 30th Reception Trip to Little Owl Farm Park
- 23rd Year 6 at the Big Bang Event
- 12th A Midsummer Night's Dream at CFPS
- 5th Year 4's Visit Kenilworth Castle
- 30th Easter Bonnet and Egg Dioramas
- 30th Spring Term Governor Award Assembly
- 27th House of Lords Q and A
- 2nd World Book Day 2023
- 29th Year 6 Cathedral Visit
- 23rd Year 3 Synagogue Visit
- 22nd Year 5 Visit to Birmingham Central Mosque
- 4th Year 5 and 6 residential
- 28th Well Being Award
- 27th CFPS Jubilee Day
- 25th Pathway to Podium Silver Award
- 18th Year 3's Visit to Birmingham City Centre
- 4th Perry the Bull visits Colmers Farm
- 30th Uniform Consultation Results
- 17th Congratulations Tiegan
- 14th PlayMakers Training
- 14th Christmas Theatre Performance
- 9th Governors' Award Assemblies
- 8th Uniform Consultation
- 24th Year 3's Synagogue Visit
- 23rd Year 6's Visit to St Philip's Cathedral
- 22nd Year 5's Mosque Visit
- 5th Year 1's visit to the Black Country Museum
- 21st Professor McGinty Visits Year 4
- 8th Year 3 Zoolab Visit
- 5th Year 3 First Aid Training
- 1st Accelerated Reader Competition Winners
- 27th Our new art and design and technology studio
- 14th MAT Annual Report to Parents
- 5th First Aid Training
- 21st RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) Consultation
- 5th All you need to know about school during lockdown
- 10th Writing week at Colmers
- 5th Our Big Arts Week Exhibition 2020
- 3rd Big Arts Week At Colmers Farm