Year 7 Transition
From the Headteacher, Barry Doherty
We are really looking forward to your children joining us in September and we do not wish to wait until then to help them feel settled and confident about that transition. This page sets out some of the ways that we hope to get to know one another in the weeks and months between now and the start of the autumn term, as well as providing some valuable resources.
Our values. Our house system
As I am sure you are aware, your children will be placed into one of four houses: Windrush, Glyme, Stour and Evenlode (named after local rivers that converge in Chipping Norton). Each house is attached to a local charity, but also to one of the four values.
To help all of our future Year 7 students feel more at home when they join us, we have put together a collection of taster lessons. We know that moving up to secondary school can be a big step and hope that by participating in this project you will feel like you have met our teachers before they become familiar faces. We hope you enjoy this introduction to our way of teaching and have fun completing some of the challenges that we have set. To find out more, please click on our introductory video.
Taster lessons (more to come very soon)
Computing Transition Lesson with Mrs Faulker
For this lesson you will need a printed copy of this resource and a pen.
English Transition Lesson with Mr Gent
For this lesson you will need a printed copy of slides 15 and 27 of this resource. You will also need a partner to work with for the performed reading.
PE Transition Lesson with Mr Thomas
To complete the challenges in this lesson, you will need to wear your PE kit.
Dance Transition Lesson with Mrs Du Cros
Learn how to hand jive with our Head of Dance. For this lesson, your teacher may ask you to wear your PE kit. This video can be downloaded HERE. If you are happy to share a recording of your dance, email the footage to [email protected].
Maths Transition Challenge with Miss Kearns
Religious Education Transition with Mr Dye
For this lesson you will need a pen, coloured paper, scissors, glue, colouring pencils, a ruler and a steady hand. Please send your completed challenges to [email protected]