Year 6 Transition
Welcome to Higham Lane School Year 6 transition page! We are delighted that your son or daughter will be joining us in September and look forward to working with both you and them.
We find ourselves in very strange and unpredictable times. COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives and, for us as a school, has meant that we have had to alter our plans for your son/daughter’s transition to secondary school in September. Despite this, we will do everything that we can to make the transition to secondary school as smooth as possible for your son/daughter.
In this section of our website you will find a range of information and activities. Over the next few weeks we will also be posting:-
- a virtual tour of the school (launched - 2nd July)
- a newsletter from Mr Emery (launched - 23rd June)
Please keep visiting the website regularly to access the latest materials or subscribe to our social media feeds for the latest information. You will find us on Twitter (@HighamLane), Instagram (@highamlaneschool) and Facebook (Higham Lane School).
Please also remember to submit the online data collection form which you’ll find in this section of the website. This is a very important document which we would be grateful if you would complete by 6pm on Friday 3rd July 2020 so that we have your contact details. It is very important that we have these details so that we can contact you with regards to the phone call from your son/daughter’s tutor (see below) and arrangements for the start of next term.
Although we hope that most of your son/daughter’s questions will have been answered in the Student Handbook and the videos, we are aware that there may be further questions which you wish to ask so we have set up the following e-mail address for you or your child to ask questions which our transition team will answer; firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also put together a Frequently Asked Questions document which we will place in this section of the school website.
Whilst these are not the transition arrangements we had originally intended, we hope that you will agree that in the current circumstances the alternative activities will greatly help to prepare your son/daughter for their transition to secondary school.
Until we meet next term, we would like to wish you and your son/daughter a safe and happy summer. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the email@example.com email address.
Mr S. Emery (Year 7 Progress Leader) & Mr P. Kelly (Headteacher)
Please find below an additional information booklet.
Newsletter from Mr Emery
Please find below the weekly newsletters from Mr Emery:
Transition Summer Workbooks
Welcome to your Learning at Higham Lane School! 'Be the best you can be!'
Here are some ideas and tasks from several subjects to help get you ready for learning at Higham Lane School!
We are really looking forward to seeing your work! So please keep it all safe, bring it in to your new teachers and you will be rewarded with merits! The ones that show really excellent effort will receive small prizes and certificates.
Our Summer of Reading is really popular with Year 6 students preparing for Year 7! Have a look with your parent/carer at the reading list. At Higham Lane School we aim for at least 20 minutes of reading each day, so creating this reading habit now, if you haven't already, will really help you from September. Complete your reading log and have a go at some of the writing tasks to really impress your English teacher with your efforts!
The maths project will help develop your numeracy knowledge and skills by getting you thinking about and working with numbers! There are times tables grids to practise with as well as giving you an opportunity to look at one of our Knowledge Organisers - these have all the key information and skills needed for some maths lessons. Use the Look-Cover-Write-Check method to try and remember these key points!
Science breeds our curiosity in the world around us of course! From September you will have lessons in Physics, Biology and Chemistry. With these Science tasks you can really develop your knowledge and thinking skills by exploring what happens in these practical experiments. What are the reasons for this?! Remember to always get your parent/carer's permission before attempting any of the projects!
Bonjour Year 6 students, As we were unable to offer you taster sessions in French this term, we have put together a Year 6 French transition pack. In this French pack, you will find 5 activities that you can try and do in preparation for September. This will allow you to revisit some of the French work you did in primary school, or it will give you the opportunity to find out what topics you are going to learn in French from September. This pack will also allow you to find out a little bit more about French music. This is why learning a language is fun, because you can find out about other cultures and traditions! We hope you enjoy these activities. If you bring the work you produce at home to your French teacher in September, they will give lots of Merit stickers! We look forward to seeing you in September. Merci et au revoir. Madame Finley
Why not set yourself a target of completing one Subject task each week alongside reading your book for 'A Summer of Reading'?
We are really looking forward to seeing your work in September! And remember, 'be the best you can be' in your efforts with learning. I will be introducing myself to you in an Assembly where I hope to also hear about what your favourite reading book was to read this summer with a reason why!
Good luck with your learning!
Mrs Robinson (Assistant Headteacher)
How do we get a cycle pass and can my son/daughter cycle on the first day?
Cycle pass forms will be distributed on the first day and should be returned the following day. Students can cycle on the first day provided they have a cycle lock and collect a form.
How do we get a lunchtime pass?
Lunchtime pass letters will be available on the first day to be returned the following day if a pass is required
Can my son/daughter come home for lunch on the first day?
No we are asking that all year 7 students remain on site for the first 2 days to engage in our induction plans
I am still unsure about the uniform, can you help?
Please read the student handbook carefully but if you do still have a question please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be directed to the appropriate member of staff to help you.