Transition Update 19/06/2020
At the moment we are unable to go ahead with our usual Transition Programme in the normal way. As a starting point for students to become familiar with the school building we have posted below the link to the film we would normally show on the induction evening, along with some information regarding the expansion plans.
This week we will be contacting Primary schools with a narrated powerpoint to show to all Year 6 students starting at Kelvin in September. This will provide an insight into Kelvin Hall and an opportunity for the students to ask Mrs Carrington questions. For Year 6 students not in school we will post the powerpoint on our website by the end of next week. The information on how to access the resources section will be sent home from your childs primary school.
Later on in the term we will be organising virtual Q & A sessions with each primary school. Frequently asked questions and answers will appear on the website after this point for students not in school.
Please can I remind all parents/carers of students who have not returned their completed Admission Forms to do so as soon as possible. Primary schools have been provided with lists of non returned forms.
These forms are essential to support the students' learning and wellbeing. If you have still not received a pack please contact the school urgently.
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.