Year 6 into 7 Transition

(Transferring from primary school)

 

The Headteacher's Introduction is available HERE.

 

The Year 6 transition – July induction information letter is now available HERE.

 

 


Transition Videos:

Tour of Looe Community Academy

 


Year 7 Tutors

 


 

The transition team are:

Mrs Jackman, Deputy Headteacher and SENCo
Mr Gilbert, Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 3
Mrs Woollaston and Mrs Bateson, Pastoral Care Officers
Mrs Jones, Assistant SENco

They are here to help you during the transition stage.

 

Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre Beach Activity Trip for Year 7 Students - letter can be found HERE.

 


 

Useful information:


Academy Information Booklet summary can be found HERE.

Need to Know – Year 7 - Autumn 1 – exemple booklet, can be found HERE.

 

To support your child through recent changes and their feelings about transitioning to secondary school, download the ‘My Little Book of Changes’ document HERE.

It would be wonderful, if your child would like to share their reflections, with their tutors when the time is ready for them to meet.  

 

There will soon be a video uploaded on to this page that you can watch with your child to get them familiar with what school looks like, inside and outside.

Visuals and prompts are excellent ways of building confidence during transitions points in every child’s life. When we get closer to students returning to school, children with special educational needs, may benefit from creating their own visual map with help from the transition team. Pictures of different areas will be posted nearer to the time, when school re-opens. Have a look at an example of our visual map template HERE.

 


 

General Transition Information:

 

* We invite all prospective parents and children to an open evening early in the Autumn Term.

* There are also opportunities to visit during the school day.

* Through liaison with primary schools, students in Years 5 and 6 have opportunities to participate in learning activities, performing arts and sports.

* Senior pastoral staff visit all prospective students in the Summer Term prior to transfer.

* A new intake parents’ & carers' evening provides an opportunity for parents to meet tutors and senior staff.

* Close links with our primary schools ensure that students settle in quickly and build on the skills they have developed during Key Stage 2.

 


 

Transition support:

Autism Education Trust Transition Toolkit (also useful for many children without autism) – covers nursery right through to starting university https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachemnt/transitiontoolkit.pdf

Transition resources from Young Minds (aimed at teachers but includes tips for parents and activities for children)

https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/?f2=10143#listing

Some great resources from BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1

ASDAN ‘Moving On’ resources (Using a mobile phone and how to travel independently)

https://www.asdan.org.uk/resources/free-resources#lift-off-transition

Get the ‘Own it’ App on your child’s phone to help them interact positively with online conversations: https://www.bbc.com/ownit

Parent Stories: Getting kids tech ready for transition to secondary school

https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/news-blogs/parent-stories-getting-kids-tech-ready-transition-secondary-school/

Parents cultivating a ‘Growth Mind-set’ at home

https://www.mindsetworks.com/parents/default

 

 


 

‘Be awesome – Go Big project’  - click HERE

 

 

Resources that accompany the video and the books we have purchased for year 6-7, can be found here and we can publish this on our website:

https://www.hachetteschools.co.uk/landing-page/hachette-schools/be-awesome-go-big-resources-for-year-6/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMART address

 

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