Transition Tips Week 9

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week’s top tips centre around the virtual tour of the school we have put together.  Hopefully, you managed to come to one of our Open Morning’s last year and this should refresh your memories.  If not, it should give you a snapshot of what the school is like – it’s not fully comprehensive but will hopefully provoke some discussions about what your son is excited about for September and perhaps any worries he may have. I do suggest you watch it together.  For those of you I have not met yet – I am the lady in green opening the doors!  You can watch the video here: https://www.opgs.org/year-6-7-transition/opgs-virtual-tour

Thinking about September may also make your son think about leaving his current school.  This is likely to be hard for him, as in most cases he will have been there with the same group of students for the last seven years! It can be scary to think about moving away from that comfortable environment!  The second task this week is to think about how he would like to say goodbye to his current school/teachers/classmates – perhaps you could help him to make some goodbye cards?

Next week I will have more detailed information in the form of a narrated presentation from myself and other key members of staff with lots of useful information in!

Kind Regards,

Miss Beeney

Activity/Tip for Parents/Carers

Activity: Saying Goodbye

Watch the virtual tour together – discuss what your son is excited about for September. Does he have any worries?

Talk to your child about how they would like to say goodbye to key staff at their current school –perhaps help them to make cards.  

Activity/ Tip for students

Activity: Saying Goodbye

Pupils 

Watch the virtual tour together with your parents

Think about how you will say goodbye to your friends and teachers from your current school

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