School Map: Helps them locate where they need to go for particular subjects
Sample Year 7 timetable: Gives them the opportunity to see what a school timetable looks like and try and work out how to use it.
Typical Transition Programme from Year 6 into Year 7 Transition will be a slightly different experience for every child joining us and it is based on the needs of the individual. Examples of what they might be involved in are:
During the transfer days your child will have the opportunity to meet their class form tutor and some subject teachers. This will give them a taste of what it will be like but not feel overwhelmed. Examples might include Science experiments in one of the labs, Sports lessons in the sports hall or on the astro turf or Drama in the drama studio. These opportunities will put worries to rest and excitement to flourish in preparation for September. In the evening we will have a parents and carers meet the tutor.
Y6 into Y7 Transition Diploma In the latter part of this term primary schools will be working on this project to give the opportunity for year 6's to develop skills to prepare them for secondary school life, gain new key stage 3 academic knowledge and showcase to us how they learn and their interests and thus help us to help support them in their learning at Biddenham. Students will receive certificates on completion of this. Y6 into Y7 Diploma Diploma Resources Booklet
To ease any anxieties you or your child may have about starting secondary school, we have some videos that cover the most common asked questions. See video links below. For further updates please follow us on twitter @BISKS3_
Top Tips Videos
School Pack Information
Making friends at school
What you will learn in year 7
Uniform, first day and week, who do I go to for support.
Bikes, Lockers and Lunchtime
Getting Lost and Homework
Times of the day, being on time, being ill.
Year 6 into Year 7 Extra Challenges
These challenges are fun and again are to familiarise your child with as many staff members as we can. Can you complete any of these and add to your diploma work?