Dear Parent / Guardian,
I am delighted to introduce an initiative to you as part of Hinchingbrooke’s Transition process; the Get Ahead Booklet. Following feedback from staff and students, we have prepared a series of tasks for students to work through between now and when they start at Hinchingbrooke in September. Much of the work will be set as homework in the final half term by the current Year 6 teachers. The work should be completed on separate paper for each subject, so that it can be stuck inside the front cover of their new exercise books in English, Maths, Science, Geography and History.
Completion of the tasks in this booklet will help students by:
Introducing them to the topics they will study in September
Helping them with organisation skills in terms of completing all the tasks in the allotted time
Encouraging them to work independently
Giving them an opportunity to continue to use and develop subject specific skills over the Summer
If you have any questions about the tasks in this booklet, please feel free to contact the Lower School Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be able to pass on your question to the relevant member of staff. Students can also ask questions during the Transition lessons or across the Taster Days in July. Furthermore you will have the opportunity to meet staff from all of these departments (and others) at our Taster Evening event on 5th July. More details about Taster Days will follow in due course.
Thank you for your continuing support with the Transition process and specifically with this initiative.
Welcome back Eagles! I hope you all had a great half term full of rest!
This half term we will start our work on the World Cup topic! We will be looking at the continents and countries of the world and will be having an in-depth study of Russia in terms of population and economy. As an extra topic we will also be looking at different aspects of Science including materials and states of matter.
In Maths we will be looking at conversion between units such as g – kg etc for the first two weeks of the half term. Then, we will be looking at perimeter, area and volume before finishing the half term with a focus on transitional work to help with their move to secondary school. These are likely to be ‘problem solving activities that incorporate all the learning they have completed with us during their time at Spaldwick.
In Literacy we will start the half term by writing mystery stories with links to the ‘lost World cup’ of 1966 as our starting point. After that, we will move on to writing persuasively with text types such as leaflets and adverts; again with links to the World Cup and football stadiums. We will finish the half term by allowing the children to reflect on their time at Spaldwick. This could be in the form of stories, recounts, diary entries or another suitable genre.
This half term PE will continue to be on Monday morning (come to school in PE kit) and Friday afternoon (go home in PE kit).
The transition ‘taster days’ for Hinchingbrooke will be on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July this year. I will ensure letters that outline this information is handed out by Friday 8th June.
Mr Piper (04.06.2018)
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