Year 6 – Our Time to Shine
At Norton, our time with your children is precious and Year 6 is our showcase year: it provides the children with the opportunities to shine like the Norton Stars they are. The knowledge, skills and understanding they have developed over the seven years culminates in the most stimulating, challenging and exciting year of their lives- so far.
This is a vitally important year for our children as they grow in confidence and independence. Miss Bussey has very high expectations of the children and they understand that they are role models to others. Year 6 pupils play an active and vital role in our school and local community. School Council consult children and work with school leaders to enable real positive change.
Reading - we expect children to be reading regularly at home. The benefits of reading- both academic and social- are immeasurable. Reading Records should be in school every day and are signed weekly by parents and Miss Bussey. Children are welcome to borrow books from our class or school library. The link below takes you to ‘100 recommended books for Year 6’ as a guide to possible book choices for your child that they could source from local libraries (or would make great gifts too!).
Our PE sessions this term are on Fridays, so we need to bring in our kits.
Homework - we practise our spellings for a weekly test on Friday, which will be set the week before. Spare copies will be available on Class Dojo each week. Maths homework is set on Tuesday. In the first term, it focuses on developing rapid recall of number facts.
In Year 6, we have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip. This year we will be visiting PGL Liddington. This is an incredible opportunity to challenge ourselves, acquire new skills and participate in outdoor learning opportunities.
Our time at Norton is celebrated at the end of the year with an end of year production, Leavers’ Assembly and a Leavers’ Service at Gloucester Cathedral and we hope to be able to continue with these this year. These provide us with fond memories, which we take with us to our new school. No matter where our life’s journey leads, we know that Norton has prepared us to thrive in modern Britain.