Year 6 Transition

Welcome to Springwood High School!

Making the move from Year 6 to Year 7 is an exciting time, with lots of changes to prepare for: a new timetable, new teachers and even new friends.

This page has been set up to help you and your child to transition from Primary to Secondary Education

We are all sorry that we cannot physically welcome you into Springwood before the Summer holidays but we are really looking forward to seeing you in September when we will have the school to ourselves for the first few days and these will be our Transition Days to help you adjust to life at secondary school.

Year 6 Transition Information - September 2021

Information to follow in due course

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

Useful Resources 

To help students and parents make the move a little bit easier we’ve created the following resources that we hope you will find useful:

KS3 - Welcome Booklet

Year 7 - Welcome Booklet 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
 

BE AWESOME, GO BIG - YEAR 6 TRANSITION PROJECT

Be Awesome, Go Big is a package to help Year 6 students transition into Year 7. It can be used by students and parents at home or in school with teachers in class. It is designed to be motivational, helpful and reassuring and to help young people feel valued, loved, encouraged and equipped for the journey ahead.

The resources are based on bestselling children’s books You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed and Go Big: The secondary school survival guide by Matthew Burton. 

We can highly recommend the books as great reads for both students and parents.


 BE AWESOME, GO BIG - TRANSITION RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

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 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

 BE AWESOME, GO BIG - TRANSITION RESOURCES FOR YEAR 6 PUPILS

These resources have been created to prepare Year 6 pupils for the transition to secondary school.

The lessons are based on the books You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed and Go Big by Matthew Burton. Each session will take pupils through some big ideas to help them on their way to secondary school.

Children should work through each interactive lesson, recording their answers in the accompanying workbook:

Be Awesome Go Big - Workbook
Getting Ready to Go Big
Session 1 - Being awesome Session 2 - Unlocking your mind
Session 3 - Dare to take risks Session 4 - Making the change
Session 5 - Lost but not lost Session 6 - Bouncebackability
Session 7 - What is normal anyway Session 8 - Friendships and fallouts
Session 9 - Living-well  


Just One Norfolk - Transition to High School - Free Parents' Information Event 

These sessions will cover;

  • Recognising and talking about different emotions and feelings when moving to high school
  • Ways to problem solve and offer alternative thinking strategies with your child
  • Relaxation exercises
  • Building resilience and the Resilience rucksack activity

To book a place please click here

To book a place click here

For more information from Just One Norfolk, Children and Young People's Health Services, visit their website by clicking here.

 

Safer Schools Partnership

Springwood High School is part of the Safer Schools Partnership and we have our very own Police Officer that comes into school to give us help and advice on lots of things.

Meet Tory from our Safer Schools Team below:

 

Transition Work and Summer Tasks 

Your child will be asked to complete a series of tasks during the summer holidays, prior to their first day at Springwood High School. Please click on the links below to view and download the tasks.


Maths - Transition Taster Booklet 

Please click on the link below to view the Maths Taster booklet that has some interesting information about the Maths department as well as some tasks for you to do while you are preparing to transition.

Maths - Year 6 - Taster Booklet 

Eedi 

Eedi Summer Club makes learning maths easy and fun. For a free trial sign up before the 28th June by clicking the link below:

https://eedi.com/summer-club?via=friends-of-eedi

Maths - Numerise Website - Transition Work

Numerise is a maths app/website which incorporates a  specifically designed course called 'Secondary Ready' to help Year 6 students who will be transitioning to Year 7 in September.

The 'Secondary Ready'  course  will help keep our current year 6 children mathematically fresh over this difficult period and help bridge the gap between Year 6 and Year 7 maths.  

Current Year 6 parents and students can sign up to Numerise free of charge until September. If you wish to try this out please follow the link below to sign up.

Numerise App


English

The booklet below introduces the English Department and includes details of the Summer Task they wish you to complete and hand in when you join Springwood High School in September.

Year 6 English Booklet and Summer Task 

 


Science

The Science Department is looking forward to welcoming you in September. Below is a short task for you to complete before you return to school:

Lab Safety - Spot the Hazard Summer Task 

They have also put together a short video from one of the Science Labs, Click here to watch it, it may help you with your Summer Task!


Additional tasks will be available for download in due course

Transition Activities

Transition Activity 1- Reading a Timetable 

Have a look at the powerpoint and see if you can work out how to read a timetable.  This is an actual Year 7 timetable.  Don't worry if you find it tricky - your Form Tutor will be able to help you with your real one!

Click on image to view

Transition Activity 2 - Watch This......

    

 

 

 

Food Technology

Looking forward to Food Tech classes? Then why not take a look at some of the dishes you will be doing when you join us in September.

If you want to give your cooking skills a trial then why not have a go at Miss T's - Chocolate Orange 1,2,3 Biscuits.

To see the challenges that our current Year 7 students have been doing whilst we have been in lockdown, please  click on the links below: