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St Clement's

High School

Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

Congratulations on being offered a place for September, even within these unprecedented times we hope you are excited about the transition into secondary education and whilst this year will be different than previous years our aim is to make the transition into secondary education as seamless as possible.  

You should have received a letter in the post, dated 3rd June.  This included a welcome from ourselves, but also key information such as uniform purchasing - which you can do off our School website  here.

 

Year 6 Transition information and correspondance 
 

Despite the uncertain times that we are experiencing at present, St Clements High School wants  to reassure  all our prospective new parents, and students, with regard to some aspects of you joining us in September.

Due to these unforeseen circumstances  it is unlikely that we will be holding our usual two days of induction in the Summer term, although if we can, we will!

However, in the absence of these transition days, we will ensure a full induction programme for our new Year 7 students when we open.

For further information regarding your child joining us in September please click on the links below:

Live Q&A - Thursday 9th July-Update 

Thank you to all those who attended our Live Q&A Event last night, although we didn't get to see your faces it was lovely to know that you were there and all heard the same message.

If there are any questions that have cropped up after the information shared at the event please email y6@stclementshigh.org.uk  

If you were unable to join in the live event please click here to view a recording.

 

 

The below resources and summer tasks will help you and your child to prepare for their transition to secondary education. 

Suggested websites to aid home learning 
 

As included in the first letter we sent to you (June 2020), below are some links to suggested websites to support home learning;  

Useful websites – to supplement Home Education provided by your current school;

*Most were selected from the Government website designed to assist Home Education. (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources)

Seneca Learning -Good for both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3, however some aspects of Key Stage 3 curriculum may not be appropriate (for example English text studied).  It is a useful site to test prior knowledge, with multiple choice or one word answers.

Pobble 365 -  a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

Bowland Maths Resources -  downloadable assessments on a range of subjects, including sample answers and assessment tips, with content suitable for parents and students.  Be prepared to spark debate and some out of the box thinking.

Transum - a daily challenge covering a range of topics in a fun way.

BBC Bitesize -  good for both Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 with interactive resources, suitable for discussions and independent use across the curriculum.

Oak National Academy -  covering a range of subjects across the curriculum.  Use of videos and multiple choice quizzes.

Twinkl  currently free resources during school closures, covers the curriculum from foundation year to Key Stage 4 for a range of subjects. 

Duolingo  a good online language website, an APP can also be downloaded.  Best results when 5-20 minutes can be allocated to it daily.

PE with Joe Wicks -  a weekday 30 minute workout, if too difficult there are others available.  The UK Chief Medical Officer advises up to 60 minutes of exercise a day for young people. 

Further recommended links to support home learning;

The Day -  an online newspaper aimed at young adults, it has activities, discussion points and links to further articles surrounding each article. 

Numerise -  a maths app/website that parents and students can sign up to free of charge until September and can help to bridge the gap between Year 6 and Year 7 maths.

TRANSITION RESOURCES FOR PARENTS - BE AWESOME, GO BIG

These resources provide information, tips and questions to help you open up discussion with your child about the transition and help prepare them for starting secondary school:

These resources provide information, tips and questions to help you open up discussion with your child about the transition and help prepare them for starting secondary school:

Getting Ready to Go Big
2020
Growth Mindset -
Parent Pamphlet
Helping your child get into good habits -
Parent Pamphlet
Making the Change -
Parent Pamphlet
Transition into secondary school -
Parent Pamphlet
Building Resilience -
Parent Pamphlet

Uniform
 

We would urge you to start ordering uniform sooner rather than later, without the sizing event the uniform companies are anticipating the need for parents to exchange goods ordered.  All information regarding our uniform has been sent out already, visiting our Uniform section on the school website  will allow you to see our uniform policy and links to our uniform providers. 

Academic Transition  

To hand in on the first day:

 Our English, Drama & Science Departments have prepared work for you to completed ahead of September.  We would encourage you to read through the information before schools close for the summer just incase you have any questions.  Over the Summer if you are confused over the work set please email Mrs Towle (e.towle@stclementshigh.org.uk

To further your learning:

Other departments in the school have created recommended reading lists or fun activities to motivate you in their subject ahead of September.  We would encourage you to use the Numerise Maths App, designed specifically at bridging the transition across the mathematics curriculum from Key Stage Two to Key Stage Three:

Getting to know your school 
 

St Clement's Virtual School Tour

This has been created especially for your cohort, we are fully aware that you have missed out on your transition day and many of you will worry that you will get lost/forget where things are.  This is designed to help you.  On the first day, if you arrive by bus you will be met by teachers and escorted to the main playground. If you are dropped off/walking in we will meet you on the main playground (through the green gates).  We will then meet up as tutor groups and you will be taken to your form room.  No-one is expecting you to know your way around and actually our older students love the opportunity to show you around and escort you to your lessons, so do not panic!  The crossroads is perhaps the most confusing part of our School, but it's also where Mrs Cawston, our pastoral support officer, has her office so she will happily help you out.  

 

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Our school map is shown at the start of the video, but we have also included a copy here for you to look at. 

We have spent time developing our School map into an Interactive Map for you, this should help you recognise different places seen on the video and then hopefully help you in September when you are finding your way around.    The Interactive Map contains some pictures from around the school.  See if you can find them by clicking on some of the room numbers and areas.    

Interactive School Map

Sample Timetable

You have seen the school, through the School Tour Video , you have used the Interactive School Map   to help you get used to your new surroundings.  In September you will be given a timetable and it's a good idea to spend time (particularly in the first week) just checking you know how to get to each of your lessons. To help with this use a sample timetable (click here) and the school map (click here).  Good Luck! 

transport to high school
 

Parents/Carers will need to apply for transport through Norfolk County Council on their website.
There is also supporting information to help with the application process.

Application for Free Home to School Transport

If you have any questions regarding transport in this first instance please contact Norfolk County Council.