Transition

Welcome to Penketh High School!

 

We are delighted to be able to welcome our new Year 7 cohort to Penketh High School in September 2022.

 

A successful transition is vital in supporting all children in adapting to life in secondary school and thus we now consider our new year 7 cohort as part of the Penketh High School community and we will aim to support you in whatever way we can.

We have provided information on this page to help you start preparing your transition journey. We will endeavour to provide all necessary information here, however, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in school.

 

Miss Silver

Transition Partner and Pupil Relationship Coordinator

zsilver@penkethhigh.org

If you haven't already done so, please sign your child up to our Transition Days (5/6 Jul) & Summer School (30/31 Aug) via the links on our school website: https://www.penkethhigh.org/transition/. It will be a great opportunity for your child to experience @PenkethSchool ahead of September!

Don't forget to visit our school website for updates regarding your child's transition to @PenkethSchool and to sign up to our upcoming transition events: https://www.penkethhigh.org/transition/

We have sent communication out to parents today regarding our upcoming transition days at @PenkethSchool: https://www.penkethhigh.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Letter-July-transition-days-2022-FInal.pdf

We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to share this news. It represents the start of an exciting period of site development at our school.

Thanks to ⁦⁦⁦@TCATchallenge⁩ and ⁦@WarringtonBC⁩ for their support and collaboration. https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/20169384.2-4m-school-rebuild-programme-approved/

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Transition Letters

In this section you can find a copy of any letters regarding Transition.

Summer School 2022 Sign-up

We would encourage all new year 7s to attend this year’s Summer School on 30th and 31st August. Click the link below to complete the digital sign up form:

https://forms.office.com/r/Fdn1vRgh1c

 

Transition Days 2022 Sign-up

We will be holding two transition days in school in July that we would encourage all new year 7 pupils to attend. This will be an opportunity to meet their new form tutors and get a feel for the school environment ahead of September. To sign up for this event, please complete the following online-sign up: https://forms.office.com/r/m1GMZkMMBs

 

Parent Information Evening 2022 Sign-up

To sign up to our Parent Information Evening on Thursday 7th July, please click here: https://forms.office.com/r/wHnJi8wtub

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?

Read through the following booklet that will support you and your child with the transition from primary to secondary school. SUPPORTING THE TRANSITION

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

 

Settling into life at PHS

In order to support your child in feeling as prepared as possible for starting with us in September, we would like to invite all children with a place at PHS to attend Transition Days in school on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July.

We are also running a Summer School on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st August, that we would encourage all pupils to attend to help ease them into school ahead of their official start date in September.

We will also be holding a Parent Information Evening in school on Thursday 7th July.

More information regarding all dates above will follow in the coming weeks.

 

Uniform and P.E. Kit

Here is an overview of Penketh High School Uniform.

Note: The school tie colour for the 2022 intake is – GREEN.

P.E. kits can be ordered directly from: www.slaters-schoolwear.co.uk. It will then be delivered to school and delivered to your child in time 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

 

Get Into Reading

Reading can help you escape into different worlds and meet different people, from the comfort of your own home! Here are some links to books that you can download for free and other books that you might not have tried before.

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

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