Resources to Support Transition 2022

Who do we contact in school during transition?

Please see the information below to support you in finding the right person to contact. During the transition process from primary to secondary school the main contact will be:

Miss Copley
Assistant Headteacher, Outreach, Partnership
and Community
email: transition@biddenham.beds.sch.uk

You will then be introduced to your child’s form tutor who will become the first point of contact.

Important Documents for Transition

Letter – Coming to Biddenham ,May update
How do I order my school uniform
Biddenham Uniform Price List April 2022
Uniform Sizing Guide
Uniform photographs

Catering menu at Biddenham 2022 to 2023 : Try doing some money skills with them in preparation.

 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 on 4th and 5th July 2022 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/carers meet the tutor (times and dates tbc).

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 Y6’s to develop skills to prepare them for secondary school life, gain new KS3 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?

Lemon Drizzle
Cake

Time to get
creative

Tree
Art

BSL Sign Language Challenge

Recycled
Bowling

Afternoon
Tea

How many languages
can you say hello in?