Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

For September 2020:

Current Year 6 students are unlikely to be able to follow the usual transition programme into The Henry Box School. Rest assured, we will continue to do everything we can to ensure your child’s transfer from Year 6 to Year 7 is as smooth as possible. During May, The Learner Engagement Team will contact families to invite them to have a telephone conference.  This will provide an opportunity to talk you through what to expect from The Henry Box School and give you the chance to ask any questions you might have.  It will take a while to contact all families, so please don’t think you have been forgotten if you haven’t yet had a telephone call from a member of the Learner Engagement Team.

 

What does learning look like at The Henry Box School?

Our teachers have come up with a variety of tasks you can do from home. If you’re running out of things to do, or want a taste of the learning you’ll do at The Henry Box School, you’ll find something below.

 

Communication

You can find copies of emails and documents sent so far, including Lego People, Friends Choice Form and the Letter Writing Challenge.

 

Uniform

Stevensons, our uniform suppliers are allowing families for Year 6 students to register on their website for appointments to visit their local store (Woodstock Rd, Oxford) to safely try on and purchase uniform if and when deemed safe and appropriate. See here for the information regarding these appointments. Alternatively, families can still purchase uniform items online direct from Stevensons. Please visit the Uniform section on the school website here.

Stevensons are asking that parents note the advice given on their website when booking an on advice and guidelines to ensure visits to stores are a safe environment for staff and parents/ children. this infomation will also be sent out if an appoinment is booked.

 

Forms

We have consolidated some of our reply slips into Microsoft forms to make it easier to gather important information. There are two forms to be completed for each Year 6 student starting with us in September 2020.  Links to the relevant forms are available below in the Forms section.

We would be grateful if you could please complete the two Microsoft forms by 15th May 2020.  Please be assured that the information will be stored securely and used appropriately in accordance with the GDPR.  We will contact you with other information requests in due course.

 

Contact Us

Transition Co-ordinator: Phil Trinder

Transition Administrator: Janet Butler

Please email transition@henrybox.oxon.sch.uk with any queries you may have.

If you would like to discuss how we can help your child with a specific learning need please contact our SEND Administrator, Olivia McPhee: omcphee@henrybox.oxon.sch.uk.

Communication

Learning Tasks

Transition Forms

Useful links

Place2beStarting secondary or high school can be both exciting and a little bit scary for you and your child.

As parents and carers, preparing for this change and making sure that your child feels able to take the step from primary school can feel difficult.

However, there are many ways in which we can help our children – and ourselves – feel ready.

Find some helpful information and practical tips from Place2Be click here.

 

Feeling nervous

It's perfectly usual to feel nervous about moving away from your primary school - and even more so at the moment. The video below has been made by Young Minds with students from a different school, but it might be helpful for you to explore and talk about some of the anxieties your child may be feeling.

Be Awesome, Go Big

Find your feet