Head of Year 7 Message to Year 6 Students
Hello! I am very pleased to welcome you to The Snaith School.
I am Miss Pendlebury and I am your new Head of Year. I have been working closely with your primary school to ensure that all of you have a smooth transition experience in preparation for starting with us as Year 7 students in September.
So what is life like in Year 7?
…well the first thing you need to know is that is different to primary- in a good way. You will be asked to take responsibility for your own belongings, move around school to each lesson and manage your time effectively to complete homework. You will be partaking in a number of different lessons which you may or may not have studied before – Geography, History, Design and Technology, Music and Drama just to name a few.
We have an activity day in the first few weeks to give you all a super opportunity to get to know one another and form teachers in an informal atmosphere. You will complete a variety of outdoor activities which will allow you to develop new skills and make new friends. It’s a great day and rewards and certificates will be handed out throughout the day.
There are plenty opportunities throughout the year to join in inter-form activities at lunch time such as Sport, Film club, sewing club, chess club etc. Then you may want to join some afterschool clubs such as Football, Netball or Dance. These are some of the great opportunities we offer for you to meet new friends and become part of The Snaith School.
We are so looking forward to a time when we can meet you in person. Transition is going to look a little different this year. Much of the information we will give to you will be through our website or through the school twitter account, so please make sure you follow us to receive regular updates about what is happening at the school.
I am delighted to share with you a virtual tour of the school, presented by one of our current year 7 students. I am sure you will agree, that although it does not replace first- hand experience, it does offer you a real insight into our school whilst the current guidance and restrictions are in place.
We will be sending you a really important information booklet that you can read through with your parents or carers. This will answer many of the questions you might have about starting at secondary school.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the tour and enjoy wandering the corridors and becoming familiar with faces you will see most days when you join us in year 7.
Head of Year 7 Message to Parents and Carers
You should feel reassured that we continue to work closely with Year 6 teachers and other school staff at Primary school to ensure effective communication about your child’s move to The Snaith School even during the school closure.
The move from primary school to secondary school is an exciting time for children as well as their parents, carers and their families. The staff here at The Snaith School usually provide a full programme of activities and experiences designed to make the process as comfortable and easy as possible.
Some of the programme activities include:
· Open evening for parents and students
· Opportunities throughout the year to visit the school including numerous sports competitions and festivals, performing arts productions and a variety of music concerts
· Visits to Primary Schools in Summer Term
· Induction Days and Parents Information Evening
During the school closure we have looked at creative ways we can we can communicate the same information to you but in a different way. We have already sent out to you a Transition Activity Booklet. The link for this is below; it would be great if your child could try some of the activities, especially those that introduce them to their new form tutor.
Please find below a link to a letter to all parents and carers, this letter outlines information that we will be providing over the next few weeks. If you do not already follow The Snaith School on twitter, can we urge you to do so? The school twitter account is one of the main ways that we communicate key information and messages.
We will also be offering a more bespoke transition experience for children who will be starting with us with specialised or specific needs. If you feel your child would benefit from this additional experience, please do not hesitate to contact the school. We will be writing to you in more detail about this in the due course.
I look forward to working with you throughout the transition period and throughout your child’s time at The Snaith School.
In the meantime, please stay safe.