Over the coming weeks there will be a number of events and opportunities available to all pupils who require support in taking the next step in their academic journey, whether that be joining Reception; moving up to juniors or secondary school. Whole class visits have been arranged so that children can visit their new schools; classrooms and meet their teachers in preparation for September. Additional visits and activities will also be arranged for those children who are identified as potentially requiring extra support with their transition. If you feel you child would benefit from additional support to prepare them for this change then please contact Ms Hampson via the school office to discuss any concerns.
Reception class - Archimedes
Mrs Binns has organised induction sessions for all our new pupils who will be joining us in Archimedes class in September. Inductions will take place throughout summer term. Parents will be invited to attend school with their children and will have the opportunity of joining in on some class activities. All new parents should now have received their invites with their allocated times. If you have not yet received yours or cannot attend on your allocated time please contact Mrs Binns via the school office.
In addition to these induction days Mrs Binns and Mrs English will also be visiting the local nurseries to meet the children throughout the summer term. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child starting school in September please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Binns via the school office or our Family Learning Mentor, Ms Hampson.
The transition to juniors can be a little unsettling for some pupils whilst they adjust to the new routine of their school day. In order to make this transition as smooth as possible all pupils will get the opportunity to spend time with their new class teacher.
The new school year is fast approaching and whilst our year 6's have been busy practicing their summer production we have been busy liaising with the local high schools to ensure a number of transition events are in place to suit the needs of every pupil.
The current transition dates are as follows:
Cardinal Allen pupils
7th July - Transition day for all year 6 pupils - All pupils should go straight to Cardinal Allen and arrive by 08:40. Pupils will spend the full day at Cardinal Allen and experience a typical school day
In addition to this Ms Hampson has arranged a number of additional transition opportunities for any pupils who may require additional support in preparation for their move to Cardinal Allen in September. During these additional events pupils will get the opportunity to meet other pupils from other schools who may also share their worries about moving into year 7. We have also invited Mrs Sarah Mercer, head of year 7, and a member of their pastoral team Micky Gianfrancesco to attend these sessions so that the children have a point of contact within the school prior to September.
The confirmed additional dates so far are:
Friday 16th June - Children will visit Cardinal Allen with Ms Hampson for a music session with Mrs Ronson (Cardinal Allen's music teacher). This will be a small group session involving pupils from other local primary schools who will also be starting Cardinal Allen in September.
Friday 30th June - This session will involve the same small group of children from the previous weeks. Pupils will visit Cardinal Allen with Mrs Hampson and take part in an arts & crafts session with the pastoral assistant Micky Gianfrancesco.
If you feel your child requires any additional visits then please let us know and we can try and arrange this with Cardinal Allen directly.
Cardinal Allen Summer school
To be confirmed
Fleetwood High School pupils
7th July - Transition day for all year 6 pupils - All pupils should go straight to Fleetwood High. Pupils will spend the full day at Fleetwood High and experience a typical school day.
The following sessions have been arranged for any pupils who have been identified as requiring additional support in preparation for their move to Fleetwood High in September:
26th June - Ms Hampson will escort the children to Fleetwood High to take part in an additional activity morning with year 6 children from other local primary schools.
You will be made aware in advance if your child has been chosen to take part in any of these activities. If you feel your child requires any additional visits then please let us know and we can try and arrange this with Fleetwood High directly.
Fleetwood High Summer school 2017
To be confirmed