Year 6 Transition

Welcome to our Year 6 transition page for 2022

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. We are now preparing our Year 6 children and supporting them to be as ‘secondary-ready’ as possible for the next stage in their education. 

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 2022

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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.