Transition

A Taste of our School…

Here are videos fom our recent Virtual Open Evening.

VOE JC

VOE-SMT

VOE English

VOE Maths

VOE Science

VOE SEN

VOE PE

VOE MFL

VOE LFL

VOE History

VOE Geog

VOE Comp

VOE Arts

PLT Transition Video 2021

Getting Prepared

You may have started thinking about what life might be like as a Year 7 – what do you think it might be like? What are you most excited about? What are you worried about?

Each year group have different colour ties – for our upcoming Y7 this will be a green tie.

Watch this film and see the views of those who have already experienced what Year 7 is like:

https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/find-your-feet-transitioning-to-secondary-school/

Give these activities a go with those around you. Remember it is good to talk about how you are feeling and getting someone to help you think through how to prepare yourself.

Family Primary to Secondary Transition Booklet

 

P.E. Kit

This can be ordered directly from:

www.slaters-schoolwear.co.uk

It will then be delivered to school for September.

 

Parent/Carer Information

You might be feeling a bit worried about this change yourself, particularly in these difficult times. These resources might be able to help:

Getting ready to start secondary or high school

10 ways to encourage your high schooler to read

 

Uniform

Uniform

Note: The school tie colour for the 2021 intake is – GREEN.

PE Kit order forms will be available here shortly.

 

Get Into Reading

Reading can help you escape into different worlds and meet different people, from the comfort of your own home! I’ve had a look around for you for books that you can download for free and other books that you might not have tried before. Make sure you tweet me on @TPenkethhigh and let me know what you thought.

Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Includes 6 free children’s classics as PDF and word docs, with accompanying audio books: Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows, The Railway Children, The Jungle Book, Peter Pan Black Beauty.

https://researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html

https://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/product-category/free-resources/?swoof=1&product_cat=classroom-discussion-guides&really_curr_tax=444-product_cat

 

A website full of book recommendations, including videos and activity packs. There are over 55,000 books reviews – all by children! It also has daily collations of various events happening online.

https://toppsta.com/blog/view/bookish-ideas-if-you’re-self-isolating-with-the-kids

Something a little different to read

Have you tried these

BookSurvey

 

If you have any worries or concerns please contact us – Miss Silver zsilver@penkethhigh.org

 

Transition 2020-21

 

For the past two years our Transition program has had to be predominantly delivered remotely. This has included:

 

  • Lessons delivered by our staff to all our pupils in their primary school
  • Introductions from their form tutors
  • Parent Information Evenings
  • Information packs and workbooks to complete at home
  • Tour of the school from our Pupil Leadership Team and a Q&A
  • Transition Assemblies and Q&A
  • Dedicated email to communicate with parents
  • Tours of the school

 

 

Summer School 2021

In August 2021 we held a summer school for all our new Y7 pupils. This was five days of activities designed to support the pupils in some of their lost learning but also to allow pupils the transition support they had missed out on across the summer term of Y6.

Pupils took part in a range of sessions across the week, including:

  • English
  • Art
  • E.
  • Chemistry
  • Enterprise
  • Careers
  • Talking about transition
  • First Aid
  • Samba Music
  • Computing

Summary of costs

Description £
Staffing £11,846.53
Resources £7,114.33
Food and Drink £1,614.55
Transport £926.00
Claim Total 21,501.41