Y6 South Africa Extravaganza!

Listening to some African rhythms, Y6 presented a range of work throughout the afternoon. Nbelede Huts, Tingatinga paintings and creative writing were amongst the activities on offer. The most challenging activity was certainly the quiz about Nelson Mandela!

With thanks to Mrs Gardner, over wonderful cover supervisor, the children had learnt an African drumming rhythm and ‘repeat it back’ song –

Leader: Kye Kye Kule (chay chay koo-lay)
Chorus: Kye Kye Kule

Leader: Kye Kye Kofinsa (chay chay koh-feen sah)
Chorus: Kye Kye Kofisa

Leader: Kofisa Langa (Koh-fee sah lahn-gah)
Chorus: Kofisa Langa

Leader: Kaka Shilanga (Kah-kah shee lahn-gah)
Chrous: Kaka Shilanga

Leader: Kum Aden Nde (koom ah-dehn day)
Chorus: Kum Aden Nde

Leader: Kum Aden Nde (koom ah-dehn day)
Chorus: Kum Aden Nde, HEY!

This certainly got people’s feet tapping and some even joined in the drumming and singing!

Thank you for all of the adults who could make the exhibition; we loved having you all with us.

Red ‘Run’ Nose Day sprinted to £295!

Image result for red nose day 2017 sloganSt Vincent’s College kindly arranged a local fun run, where they ran to lots of schools, including ours – Gomer Junior School.
Y3 – “We had such fun running around – I hope we raised lots of money'”
Throughout the week, we have learnt about the history of Red Nose Day and have watched videos to see how our fundraising money gets spent. St Vincent’s College delivered an assembly to teach us a dance to perform at the end of our fun run. 
Y4 – “It was so funny running with a horse!”
Dressed in many red accessories, including a few inflatable horses too, we ran together around the school field to pumping, motivational music before performing the ‘Red Dance’ on the school playground with all of our students and staff. This is when St Vincent packed away and ran off to complete the same run and dance at another school. They will definitely sleep well tonight!
Y5 – ” We should have cake everyday!”
In addition to the ‘Red Run’ We are just about to set up for another cake stall at lunch helping to raise even more money for members of Y5 and Y6 arranged a cake stall. Lots of delicious cakes were provided – THANK YOU!
Y6 – ” I hope our money goes towards helping children. We are very lucky to have clean water and an education.”
The final amount of £295 from Gomer Junior will be added to St Vincent’s College and all the other schools that participated to contribute towards making an amazing difference to lots of people’s lives.
Thank you so much for the support!

The Big Write Winner (20/3/17): Alfie 5ST

A huge congratulations to Alfie in 5ST (pictured) who has been awarded this week’s Big Write trophy! Inspired by the (rather spooky) short film called ‘Wing’, he created a wonderful piece of writing full of delightful and encapsulating description. Here is his first paragraph, which is an absolute pleasure to read:


‘Wing’ by Alfie (5ST)

A raven flew across the blond, gold sky. The beautiful sun shimmered on her delicate wings and he beak was bent just under her body. Her uneasy squawk was frightening but she was nice and timid. Her feathers made her look so pretty. Two other beautiful creatures followed after.

Mr Woolway looks forward to reading all your new entries on Friday!

The Big Write Winner (13/3/17): Isabelle 3LW

The Big Write is back! Every week, all pupils at Gomer Junior School are given the opportunity to write in a style and genre of their choosing, inspired by the week’s stimulus. This week’s video was called “Catch a Lot” and involved a treacherous fishing trip for two sailors. A huge well done to Isabelle from 3LW who is this week’s winner. Mr Woolway (our literacy leader) and everyone else at Gomer Junior School has been amazed by your creative endeavour. Well done!

The Big Write – Isabelle 3LW

“Catch a Lot”

One day in a vast ocean far from land was a miniature rowing boat was out in calm weather, with beautiful skies. There was two people on the boat, it was a father and a son out going to catch large vicious whales. They had been searching for hours and still no whales.

After a while, some mist was coming up from the waters surface. Just as it was closing in, without warning a fountain of water erupted from just under the top of the sea. The father was red with rage like his large fluffy eyebrows. They’re just like caterpillars sitting above his beady eyes. The father rushed over to the edge of the old boat with his spear he uses for spear fishing. Could the water that erupted from the surface be what he’s looking for?

Suddenly the beautiful clear sky turned into a dark glum sky. There was a strange eerie noise coming from the sea. He shook his son in fury then sighed because he knew what his son wanted. Then the seagull got confused because a great enormous eye appeared from the mad sea and made the seagull by accident without realising. It was all up to the son to save his beloved father from something dangerous. So he got an oil light and looked but then his father climbed angrily onto the boat. The whale went back into the water didn’t come back out.

So they got pulled onto a wave it was like a roller-coaster. Would it ever stop? They got to the top and they saw the jaws of the whale. The father grabbed the spear but they all fell into the whale’s throat and died. The sea shivered in the wild wind.