Oakwood Park Grammar School | Oakwood Road
Maidstone | Kent | ME16 8AH
Dear Parents and Carers,
This week we would like you to think about how independent you son is currently, and I have provided some ideas below for things that he will need to be able to manage for himself next year. The student activity is based around planning a morning routine which should allow them to get to school on time – if this routine is followed it should minimise stress for both yourself and your son, enabling him to arrive at school ‘ready to learn’ and set up for the day. I would strongly suggest that he tries to get as organised as possible the night before school, rather than leaving everything until the morning though!
I also wanted to let you know what other transition activities we will have for you in the weeks leading up to the summer break:
Finally, we have an update for you regarding uniform from Simmonds. I know you are all keen to know student houses so that you are able to order ties but I am afraid that information is not ready yet. Normally, we give Simmonds a list of houses and students, and the ties that have been ordered on the uniform fitting day are handed out to students in school on the taster day at the start of July. Instead, this year we have asked Simmonds to provide every student’s first tie to the school so that we can give these out on the first day of term. These will be at a reduced price of £6 and payment can be made to the school finance office in September. You may also wish to order a second tie, in which case you will be able to do this once we have finalised the form and house details – I will get these to you as soon as possible, and certainly before the end of the summer term – allowing plenty of time to take advantage of the free delivery offered by Simmonds.
Please do get in contact if you have any queries or concerns.
Activity/Tip for Parents/Carers
Activity: Encouraging Independence
Activity/ Tip for students
Activity: Morning Routine and time planning
Pupils Activity on p9-10
Think about what your morning will look like – you will arrive at school more ‘ready to learn’ if your morning has not been a mad panic trying to frantically get ready!