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 and we are now busy preparing for our September 2023 intake.

 

A successful transition is vital in supporting all children in adapting to life in secondary school and thus we now consider our prospective 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 for 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

Don't forget our Parent Information Evening on Thursdays between 6pm - 7pm.

There are weekly topics and a live Q&A session so feel free to send us your questions.

These are held via teams!

Do you want to experience more of our brilliant school?

Book a 1-2-1 session with our Senior Leadership Team, for a guided tour of our departments, show you daily school life and answer any questions along the way!

Contact tours@penkethhigh.org to book!

Today in Science Year 7 were learning about tendons and ligament, what their jobs are, how they differentiate from each other and support each other to make our body function.

Once these key terms were understood by everyone in the class, the chicken leg dissection took place.

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Our Year 7's are mastering "The Cup Song"!

This really emphasis Coordination skills, Listening skills and Community Connectedness Skills!

Well done Year 7, what a great start to Music!

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Open Evening 2022

In preparation for our September 2023 intake, we are opening up our school to allow our prospective year 7 pupils and their families to come and see what we are all about at Penketh High School. This year’s Open Evening will take place on Thursday 29th September 2022, from 5-8pm. Please register your attendance for this event by completing the form below. We hope to see you all there!

Transition Letters

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

Information regarding the 2022 Intake

Parent information evening:

The PowerPoints used during the evening can be found here:

Transition Days and Summer School 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Transition Days in July and Summer School in August – it was fantastic to see so many pupils eager to begin your journey with us at Penketh High.

Uniform, P.E. Kit and Equipment

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.

School uniform can be purchased from https://alphaschoolwear.com/schools/secondary-schools/penketh-high-school/ or by visiting the shop in Warrington.

Travel to and from Penketh High School

Pupils can travel to and from school site in a number of ways. Pupils can catch the school bus, timetable linked below, they can walk, cycle (secure bike storage is available on site), or they can be dropped off. If pupils are being dropped off, please avoid parking in the bus lane directly outside school as access is required for the school buses.

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

 

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