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  • Year 6 Trip to Symphony Hall

    As part of our Colmers Farm Primary Guarantee, which aims to broaden our pupils’ experiences, Year 6 visited Birmingham’s world-famous Symphony Hall to see the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in action. The music performed ranged from a compilation of music from Harry Potter, to the Angry Birds theme to Ravel’s Bolero. These school concerts are designed to inspire children to explore the world of live music. Our Year 6s thoroughly enjoyed their visit and they represented our school very well indeed.
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  • MAT School Parliament Meeting

    Pupils across the Excelsior schools participated in the third session of the Bright Leaders Initiative. Pupils engaged in many fun and interactive activities which enabled them to work in pairs and teams to solve problems and to initiate solutions to demanding tasks. The program enabled pupils to improve their oracy skills and become more resilient individuals. Well done to our School Parliamentarians who represented us so well during this day.
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  • Dogs Trust Visit to Year 6

    Year 6 are fundraising money for Dogs Trust. To better understand the work that this charity do, we invited them to come and speak to us. It was a wonderful afternoon of acting, reading and discussing the work that happens at Dogs Trust. There was even a mystery to solve all about how to stay safe around dogs and why they may behave a certain way.
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  • Year 2 Christmas Movie Night

    As part of Year 2’s Colmers Farm Primary Guarantee, Year 2 had a Christmas film night in school. This involved the children, dressed in their pyjamas, watching the festive film ‘Arthur Christmas’ after school whilst also enjoying some tasty nibbles. The children thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Thank you staff for giving up your time to support after school which enabled this event to happen.
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  • Meet the Lords

    It is not every day that you get to meet a real-life Lord… but that’s exactly what Years 3 and 5 got to do this afternoon. These year groups got to meet Lord Browne of Ladyton, who took time out of his busy schedule, to meet with us via Teams. Lord Browne was a solicitor before entering politics and he served in the cabinet under Tony Blair and then later Gordon Brown as secretary of Scotland and then defence and he is now a member of the House of Lords. They also asked him questions about his roles and his life and found out more about how democracy works in this country. Some of our questions included: What is your proudest achievement?
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  • Year 3 Zoolab Visit

    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.
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  • Year 3 Singers Hill Synagogue Visit

    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.
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  • Year 5 Mosque Visit

    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.
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  • MAT School Parliament Podcasts (Little Leaders, Big Dreams)

    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.
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  • Our 2023-2024 Big Arts Week Exhibition

    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.
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