WELCOME TO OUR 2020/21 YEAR 7 STUDENTS
Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to offer our usual transition arrangements this year. Moving to secondary school is an exciting time, but it can also be nerve-wracking for both students and parents. In light of this we have compiled a range of experiences for Y6 students and parents/carers on this page, to give you a flavour of life at Winterbourne Academy.
Please explore our on-line transition videos below, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the academy transition team
Progress Lead for Year 7
FOR STUDENTS SARTING YEAR 7 IN SEPTEMBER 2020, PLEASE CAN YOU TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING WELCOME AND TRANSITION VIDEOS AND PRESENTATIONS (click on the images to open the links)
22nd June 2020
|Year 6 Tour Video|
|Learning Support Video|
- Learning Challenge - Geography A Medal for Leroy
- Learning Challenge - Geography The Fastest Boy in the World
- Learning Challenge - Geography Under the Skin
- Learning Challenge - The Unforgotten Coat
Key dates for 2020/21 intake :
- Monday 22nd June 2020 (6pm or 7pm - invitation only) - Virtual Transition Parents Evening (click HERE for more details) - main presentation shown above
- w/c Monday 10th August 2020 - Optional Summer School - Week 1 - see below
- w/c Monday 17th August 2020 - Optional Summer School - Week 2 - see below
- w/c Monday 27th July 2020 - Optional Year 6 Sports Camp
Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting and significant event.
It is an important milestone which, for many parents and carers, signals a change in expectations regarding developing greater independence and organisation.
Successful transition depends on a range of things such as creating the right environment where students feel safe and secure, to supporting students in developing positive relationships quickly within their tutor groups and with their teachers, and for us as a school, to successfully work in partnership with parents and carers.
It is often parents and carers that worry the most and this can be because, for many of you, your time at secondary school was a long time ago and you are not sure what to expect and you will want to offer your child reassurance and support but don’t necessarily have the information to do so! There are lots of people here to support students through this transition period and we know that they are bound to be a little bit nervous or anxious – this is perfectly normal!
Uniform is now ordered through our suppliers, Initially Yours, and you can visit their local shop in Hambrook or order online.
Please visit the dedicated Uniform page on this website to find out more about this aspect.
Summer school for the 2020/2021 intake will be held on weeks commencing 10th and 17th August 2020. The summer school has been held at Winterbourne Academy for many years and is a fantastic opportunity for children to make friends and become familiar with the school before starting in September. This is a non-compulsory activity but children will be invited to attend for one week, or both. The cost is around £90 for one week or £150 for both weeks (firm prices to be published in due course). Further information and a booking form will be included in the March 2020 welcome pack (copy also included below)
You can view some of our key communications here
- Frequently Asked Questions about Transition - June 2020
- Transition Evening Invitation to Parents - 12th June 2020
- Join our Readalong Challenge
- Summer School Update to Parents - 18 May 2020
- Year 7 Welcome Booklet - May 2020
- Year 7 Welcome to Winterbourne Letter - May 2020
- Year 7 Welcome from Olympus Academy Trust - May 2020
- Welcome to Winterbourne - March 2020
- SEN Transition Information
- Music Lessons Booking Form
- School Lottery Application
- Summer School Letter and booking form - March 2020
https://vimeo.com/425834377/618ee14d97 - Year 6 Tour Video
https://vimeo.com/425842458 - Headteacher's Video
https://vimeo.com/426314530/2f9acf1ab9 - Learning Support Video
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