Transition Update 30/04/2020
Hello all year 6 students, soon to be our Year 7 in September.
The current situation is making our Transition programme a little more difficult this year.
At the moment I am working on producing information pieces to share with you over the coming weeks. Keep looking at the page for further information.
Obviously the dates in the letters we sent to you before Easter may not stand.
As soon as we have firm dates we will write to you to confirm any new arrangements.
If there are any concerns or questions you need answering, please feel free to send them to email@example.com and I will answer them as best I can.
DEADLINE FOR ADMISSION FORMS
Can I remind you all that we have asked for the admission forms to be sent in by tomorrow Friday 1st May.
Next week I will be taking time out to open them all and make up the Focus groups by placing you with 1 of the 3 friends you have named.
If your form arrives after this time the Focus groups could well be full already
If you have not returned your forms please do so ASAP in the SAE provided.
Keeping you in touch
Transition Update 25/03/2020
The Coronavirus may have interrupted our timetable for Transition but we plan to give updates as and when we can to give students starting in September an insight into our school.
By now you should have all received your admission letters and forms.
If not please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send them out as soon as possible.
Please ensure you return your completed forms as soon as possible and definitely by Friday 1st May.
On the back page we ask students to name 3 friends, one of whom they will be placed with in a focus group. If not returned by this date we will have already formed the groups and will not be able to place students with one of their named friends.
Look out for our transition updates starting after 20th April 2020 when we would have been returning after easter holidays.
Year 6 Transition
Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
First and foremost, we would like to welcome you to Kelvin Hall School. Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and very significant time in a child’s life.
This period of transition is an important milestone, marking a change in expectations, independent working and self-organisation.
Students are joining Kelvin Hall, an Outstanding School. Our ethos is to Grow Talent and Promote Community.
How can parents help to make transition successful?
Moving from the ‘top’ of primary school, to the ‘bottom’ of secondary school, is always a challenge for any student. Don’t underestimate the significance of this moment in your child’s life, even if most of their friends are joining Kelvin and you have older children here.
As moving schools is such a big change, your child will almost certainly be a little nervous. Take time to talk things through or at least let your child know that you realise they might be anxious and you’re willing to listen.
Here are some top tips for transition to Kelvin Hall
Encourage your child to be organised. Get them to pack their bag, pencil case etc the night before so they don't have to worry in the morning.
Remind them never be afraid to ask for help, or talk to someone they trust, like you, their focus teacher or their Year Leader if they’re concerned about anything.
Suggest they make the first effort to make new friends.
First impressions last a long time, so encourage them to make sure theirs are good ones – for organisation, presentation, and behaviour!
Encourage them to make the most of all the new opportunities. They will have the chance to try out new clubs and activities.
Help them to find out about the layout of the school, and learn where classrooms are (and the toilets!)
Talk about their timetable , check what time they need to be at school, and what time they go home.
Make sure they know what uniform they need, and what to bring in for sport.
Encourage them to enjoy it! Making new friends and learning new things is exciting. Remind them that everyone else is in the same boat, so they should just aim to have a good time!
Should you have any questions please contact Mrs Carrington Tel.no. 496739.