Year 6 Transition
Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
First and foremost, we would like to welcome you to Kelvin Hall School. Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and very significant time in a child’s life. This period of transition is an important milestone, marking a change in expectations, independent working and self-organisation. Students are joining Kelvin Hall, an Outstanding School where our ethos is to Grow Talent and Promote Community. Our work with students in transition has already begun and will continue until they have settled into Kelvin Hall.
The majority of Induction Forms for students starting in September have been returned. Any outstanding forms should be sent asap.
As a first step, our Transition Co-ordinator Mrs Carrington, will be visiting all the students in their primary schools during the coming weeks. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Kelvin Hall and ask any questions they have about their move to Kelvin Hall.
Kelvin Hall staff and students will also work in primary schools to enable students to get to know friendly faces and to feel more confident when they transfer.
An invitation letter will be sent to you to join us at Kelvin for our Induction Evening on Monday 9th July.
At Induction Evening students will meet the fellow members of their Tutor Group and their Tutor. There will be an opportunity to view, try on and purchase uniform.
All students will be invited to Kelvin Hall for Transition Week, commencing Monday 16th July 2017. During Transition Week, students will spend their time with their Tutor and Tutor Group in preparation for September. The week will involve students experiencing a range of fun, sample lessons to help them adjust to secondary school. Further detail will be given at Induction Evening.
Details for Transition Week are given in the letter sent out for Induction and will be given in the form of a booklet to take home.
How can parents help to make the transition successful?
Moving from the ‘top’ of primary school, to the ‘bottom’ of secondary school, is always a challenge for any student. Don’t underestimate the significance of this moment in your child’s life, even if most of their friends are joining Kelvin and you have older children here.
As moving schools is such a big change, your child will almost certainly be a little nervous. Take time to talk things through or at least let your child know that you realise they might be anxious and you’re willing to listen.