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Year 6 Transition

Welcome to our Year 6 transition page for 2021 

Starting a new school is an exciting time and our Year 6 children tend to experience a range of different emotions as the end of the academic year approaches. Normally, at this time of year, we would start to prepare our Year 6 children and support them to be as ‘secondary-ready’ as possible for the next stage in their education.

Due to Covid-19, transition for our Year 6 children will look slightly different this year. We have adapted many of our resources which we use with the children at school so that mums, dads and carers can work collaboratively with their children to prepare for the transition. 

 

Seconday School Transition Information

You may be aware that there were problems with the Secondary Transfer Meeting capacity via Zoom! However, here are 3 important documents from the meeting that you need to be aware of, including a link to the recording of the Zoom meeting:

 

There is also an online survey to fill out which will allow you to voice your concerns about transition to your child's secondary school. The link to the survey is below:

Parent/carer Transition Meeting Questionnaire

Due to COVID-19, Secondary schools have produced virtual Induction resources for their new Year 7 students. Click the name of your new school below to visit their transition page on their website. 

Cornwallis

 

https://www.cornwallisacademy.com/parents/outreach-transition/

Invicta (VIAT)

https://www.invicta.viat.org.uk/176/welcome-to-our-school

https://www.invicta.viat.org.uk/2867/joining-invicta-in-september-2021

Maplesden Noakes

https://www.maplesden.kent.sch.uk/804/headteachers-welcome

https://www.maplesden.kent.sch.uk/981/virtual-tour

 

MGGS

 

https://www.mggs.org/joining-us/joining-our-year-7/virtual-tours-and-open-evening/

https://www.mggs.org/joining-us/joining-our-year-7/open-events-for-joining-in-year-7/

https://www.mggs.org/joining-us/joining-our-year-7/transition-to-year-7/

 

MGS

https://www.mgs.kent.sch.uk/information/school-maps/3d-virtual-tours/

https://www.mgs.kent.sch.uk/admissions/joining-mgs-in-september-2021/

New Line Learning

 

Oakwood Park Grammar

http://www.opgs.org/about-us/

https://www.opgs.org/year-6-7-transition/   

 

School of Science & Technology (VIAT)

https://www.sstmaidstone.viat.org.uk/2300/welcome

https://www.sstmaidstone.viat.org.uk/2638/parent-booklet

St Augustines

https://www.saa.woodard.co.uk/1153/year-5-and-6-parents

St Simon Stock

https://www.ssscs.co.uk/about-us/principals-welcome/

https://www.ssscs.co.uk/academic-life/transition/

Valley Park

https://www.valleypark.viat.org.uk/3408/year-6-transition-workshops

 

    Click the icon to access a transition social story to share with your child. It will help explain what transition is. 

Here is a booklet that has been produced by our Specialist Teaching and Learning Team for all Year 6 children in Maidstone, to support transition. Each week we will signpost you to different activities to complete with your child in the booklet. 

Transition Booklet 2021

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Top Tips for parents!

Ask who else is going to the same school and encourage friendships – these may not be the children your child usually socialises with but it is always good to have a familiar face in the first few weeks. Remind your child that they will make new friends when they start their new school

·If you haven’t already done so, think about how you can help your child to be more independent: at home, do they put clothes away/ complete simple jobs like making their own bed or sandwiches/ make hot drinks etc? Do they get their own bag ready for school? If they have homework, do they need reminding to complete, or is there Can they walk to school now? Or dropped off a little further away to walk the last part by themselves? If they have started back to any clubs outside school, do they get themselves ready/organised?

Need to talk?

Transition can be a worrying time, not just for the children but for parents too. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, worries or concerns. You can contact Miss Slattery directly via 8senco@north-borough.kent.sch,uk.

 

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

The BBC Bitesize has two really great webpages for transition:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1