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Year 6 Transition Morning (2) - 08.11.18
Year 6 enjoyed another successful transition event at Thurston College, joining pupils from Rougham C of E Primary School in an orientation session and tour of the school. Activities designed to encourage children of the two schools to work together proved very successful, and there was even chance for an in-depth Q and A hosted by Mrs Myhill, the Transition Coordinator. Although several of the class will not be attending Thurston, these sessions are still hugely useful.
Remembrance: Commonwealth War Graves 08.11.18
The pupils of Year 6 assembled at Norton Baptist Church to join members of the Royal British Legion in commemorating the lives of the first of three servicemen (from both world wars) whose Commonwealth War Graves rest in the village, William Thomas Watts. Following a short service of remembrance in which the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae (1915) was recited by the children, a further poem was read at the graveside and a cross laid by one of the children.
A short walk down to St Andrew's in Norton later, two further services were held at the graves of Harry Frost and Harold William Brinkley. The children paid their respects with huge maturity, and listened, enthralled, to members of the British Legion who shared information about the fallen, as well as their own memories. The highly commendable contribution of the children of Supernova class to the occasion was duly noted as they proved to be outstanding ambassadors for their school.
Parents Evenings 16.10.18 and 18.10.18
The first Parents Evenings of the academic year provided a great forum to meet with the parents of Year 6 and discuss how well the children had settled down to their new class in the first few weeks of term.
Harvest Festival - Norton Baptist Church 04.10.18
A truly joyful and uplifting harvest service, led by Captain Andrew Jarrold, proved to be a very fitting celebration of the season. Children from the four Key Stage Two classes made their way over to the church to come together in praise and song. Presentations from each class involved poetry and performance, and a timely reminder of the incredible service currently afforded by food bank charities across the United Kingdom. The children of Supernova Class presented clearly and set a typically high standard as the oldest children in the school.
Enrichment Day - Divali Dance 03.10.18
Year 6 took their turn to celebrate the Hindu Festival of Light with an hour-long dance workshop in the hall hosted by coaches from Premier Sports. Keeping time by clapping or striking wooden claves, the children learned and performed a sequence of moves which increased in speed and complexity as the music quickened and became more dynamic. It proved to be a great opportunity to experience dance from a different culture and to have a lot of fun at the same time!
Year 6 Cross-Country Event 25.09.18
Class 6 set off in high spirits for Stowupland High School to participate in the annual cross-country running event. All took part in the 2km run round the two large fields at the high school, racing not only for individual glory and a place in the finals event but also for the honour of the school: positions for the first 14 runners from each school were converted into points so a team award could be presented after the race. Norton finished in a very creditable fourth place despite heroic efforts from two individuals in particular - we had one boy in the top ten places overall as well as the fastest girl on the day, who is hoping her time will be quick enough to gain her a place in the grand final!
Parents Information Evening 18.09.18
Along with the other classes, Year 6 threw open its doors for two after-school sessions aimed at providing an introduction to the new school year and also an overview of the 'Key Stage 2 Tests' in May. A request for volunteers followed - if there are any parents or carers who would like to come in and hear readers or work on times tables with the children, then do please let one of the Year 6 staff know!
Year 6 Transition Morning - Thurston Community College 18.09.18
Year 6 children from several local schools in the partnership descended on Thurston Community College for a morning of outdoor problem-solving activities, trust games and sporting fun. Children from all schools were split up and challenged to speak to a new face from another different school. As the activities, which were all led by secondary school sports leaders, required the children to cooperate and work as a team, they proved to be brilliant ice-breakers - even the most reluctant participants were called into action, directing, leading and supporting their peers. Overall, a great morning was had and the process of transition to Year 7 had begun!
Year 6 Residential Trip to Kingswood 12.09.18
At the start of the month, a very excited group of intrepid adventurers set off on 'residential': three days and two nights of activities, ranging from the vertigo-inducing giant zipwire and the vertical high-rope climb known as Jacob's ladder, to musical workshops, team problem-solving and initiative challenges and the infamous night walk to the beach. The weather was superb, the food plentiful and the dormitory spiders were of legendary proportion; furthermore, Adam, our charismatic group leader, was in no two minds about singling out our group as the best he had ever worked with!