Year 6 Transition

Welcome to Kettlethorpe High School!

Moving from primary school to Kettlethorpe High School is an exciting time and one we hope you are looking forward to. We are working closely with your primary school and Year 6 teacher to collect the information we need to ensure your transition to Kettlethorpe High School is as smooth as possible.

To help you prepare, please download the Year 6 transition activity booklet ready to bring with you on your first day. The information in this will help you settle in and get to know your form tutor and other tutees. We also hope you are continuing to keep your brains active by doing the work your primary school is setting you during this unusual time.

Within this section of our school website, you will find lots of information that will help you prepare for your learning journey and help you to feel confident you know more about the next steps. We look forward to showing you what your new school has to offer.

Key information

Here are links to some of the documents which go into the induction pack (please note: with the exception of the Pupil booklet, all the documents will be updated for the 2020-21 academic year in the due course):

> Welcome to your new school – booklet for pupils

> Guide for Parents

> Latest school newsletter

> School calendar

> Uniform shop information

Meet the team

Mrs V Shute – Transition Lead Mrs V Shute

Transition Lead

Ms Hudson-Frost - KS3 Leader Ms S Hudson-Frost

Key Stage 3 Leader

Mrs Mel Mumby - Senior Leader for SEND and Inclusion Mrs M Mumby

Senior Leader for SEND and Inclusion

Mrs E Del Grande - SEMH Coordinator Mrs E Del Grande

SEMH Coordinator

Contact the team on  transition@kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk for any queries or questions.

How can parents and carers help?

Making that leap from primary to secondary school is exciting, but can be daunting at the same time. There are a few things you as parents and carers could make a start on at home, to make that transition a little less scary.

· As part of your daily exercise, practice the journey to and from school, biking or walking, deciding the best route to take, and become familiar and confident with this.

· Become familiar with a meeting place for getting picked up after school if necessary. We have over 1500 pupils at school, so meeting a little bit further away from the main site will be best.

· Practice a morning routine; getting up, washed and dressed, having breakfast and making sure they have everything they need. Promoting this independence will really help when starting school.

· Practice budgeting for lunches if your child will be having a school dinner. Have a look at this year’s meal choices and price list together.

· Talk to your child about things they are excited about, but also things they may be nervous or worried about. Reassure them, there are another 329 pupils feeling exactly the same and it is OK to feel like this.