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Year 6 – Year 7

Y6 Transition Advice – Summer 2021

As the Y6 children begin their final halfterm at NJA, understandably the children’s emotions and feelings will now be mixed as they begin to think about transitioning to high school.

 

Luggage for Life – Each Wednesday during June and July, the Y6 children will be taking part in Luggage for Life sessions. These sessions are all about promoting positive mental health for children, developing risk and resilience tools. The program is delivered by the Wakefield NHS, Future in Mind team and aims support children in their transition to secondary school in September, as well as help them build skills surrounding emotional health and wellbeing.

 

We will also be completing lots of other activities, workshops and lessons in and around lesson times. 

 

However, there’s lots you can also be doing at home, too, in preparation for September. Please see the following links which you can use with your child, which include an activity booklet, a video, as well as additional guidance and support. 

 

https://www.annafreud.org/schools-and-colleges/resources/supporting-childrens-transition-to-secondary-school-guidance-for-parents-and-carers/

 

https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/my-moving-up-to-secondary-school-booklet/

 

https://mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/resources/how-to-support-your-child-practically/

 

Please also see the following websites from our feeder schools, which contain all relevant information and updates for the Y6 -> Y7 Transition, for parents/carers.

 

Should any parents/carers wish to talk about their child’s high school transition further, please contact their Class Teacher, in the first instance. Mrs Bywater, our Inclusion Lead, is also working alongside Mr Potter, Mr Siddle and Mr Boylan regarding transition dates and visits to the high schools and is also available, should you need a quick chat. Please contact the school office who will be happy to arrange an appointment. 

 

Like ourselves, we hope your child’s final few weeks at NJA will be full of wonderful memories as they prepare for their new journey in life.

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