We have ended an egg-cellent term with our annual Decorated Egg Competition. Themed categories for entries included famous people, sport, fairy tales and superheroes. Children have egg-celled themselves this year with entries such as: Harry Potter Quidditch Match, Rapunzel, Hulk, Batman, Three Billy Goats Gruff, Rugby Match, Rosa Parks on the Bus, Spiderman and Football Match.
The entries were judged by Angie Dale, our Chair of Governors, who said, ‘With so many fantastic entries, the competition was very difficult to judge. The children made an outstanding effort with their creations.’
Miss Nicholas said, ‘Our children have again shown their amazing imaginative abilities. We know that children taking part in art activities is linked to improvements in numeracy, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking and verbal skills. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. Well done, Colburn pupils!’
Our pupils are enjoying free bagels for a year from the government scheme run by Magic Breakfast.
Hot toasted bagels are served by ‘bagel monitors’ on the playground every morning, and are available to all children and their families. Bagels are also available from the school office for children arriving late to ensure no child goes hungry. The children have been so excited, they have named it ‘Bagel-mania’!
“I like that the bagels are free and they give me lots of energy.”
“It’s good they’re offered to everyone for free.”
“They’re crispy and really tasty!”
Our FS2 pupils have been reading ‘Naughty Bus’ by Jan and Jerry Oke. The story and activities, including the bus visiting the classroom during the night and playing pranks, has brought the children’s learning to life.
‘This is a disaster,’ said Emilie, after the children found the bus had managed to get itself frozen in ice overnight.
As a surprise for the children, we organised a visit from a London Routemaster bus. The children were very excited to get their tickets from the conductor, boarding the bus, ringing the bell, beeping the horn and reading a story on the upper deck.
We have had a fun-filled week of Christmas activities. As well as a traditional nativity performed by Year 1 pupils, a Foundation Stage Christmas singalong and a Year 2 ‘Christmas Around the World’ assembly, we have also put on a Year 3 - 6 musical called ‘Poptastic’.
Miss Nicholas commented, “All children in Key Stage 2 were given the opportunity to take part in our disco-themed production; the on-stage cast of singers, dancers and actors were supported by the enthusiastic school orchestra and a very capable stage crew. I was delighted that our whole school community was involved in so many lovely Christmas activities.”
Chloe said, “I loved being in the Poptastic production because it was fun and educational. I was able to include some of my own ideas into the script.”
Jasmine added, “I enjoyed learning all the different dances and performing for my friends and family.”
Abbey said, “I will miss being in our productions when I move to secondary school next year; I have been in every play since Year 1. My Great Nanna travelled all the way from Dover to watch me and my sister in Poptastic.”
Our current Year 6 pupils recently took part in an art project - their work was displayed at County Hall in Northallerton. For further details, click the link below to visit Richmondhsire Today:
We have welcomed a new catering contractor to provide our school lunches and Breakfast Club menu; Mellors are providing a fresh, new variety of food which is going down really well with the children. The salad bar is particularly popular, with lots of children stopping to stock up on their five a day! The School Council are currently in talks with Mellors to arrange the sale of healthy snacks at morning playtime.
Quotes from our pupils:
“The lunches have improved – there are more veggies that I really like. There’s a salad table and nice dinner ladies.”
“They’re delicious. Yummy!”
“I love the desserts and the salad bar.”
“I like the fish pie because it’s nice and creamy.”
Miss Nicholas said, “Mellors are delivering a menu which is both nutritious and appealing to young children. This has resulted in more children eating fruit and vegetables as part of their lunchtime meal. We are pleased that so many of our pupils are taking advantage of the improved meals on offer at lunchtimes and at our Breakfast Club, as good nutrition is vital to support children’s education."
Welcome to Colburn School, FS2!
Our new FS2 pupils are looking eager to learn.
Miss Nicholas said, "All the children look really smart in their uniforms and are keen to start their learning journey at our school. I would like to thank all the parents and carers for ensuring that their children were well turned out and arrived promptly on their first day."