Dear Year 6 pupils,
A warm welcome back to school after Spring Bank holiday. As you know, we are still working within our 'bubble', which means that we enter and exit the building through the community entrance, leave our bags and coats in the cloakrooms and then wash our hands, before entering the classroom. No equipment from home (other than your PE kit, a bottle of water and snack money) can be brought in to school.
'Strive for 5':
In Y6, we will be encouraging you to read daily and achieve our 'Strive for 5' challenge. Please ensure that you get parents/carers to sign your reading record so that we can earn class rewards.
Homework and extra learning:
Homework will be handed out on a Friday in your orange homework folder and will need to be returned by the following Wednesday. If you do not understand the homework then you must ask by Monday so that you still have time to complete it. There will usually be a piece of Maths work linked to the current topic, a piece of SPaG linked to the current topic, ongoing spellings and ongoing times tables (Times tables Rockstars - you now have your personal login). There is a list below of links to useful websites which can help you continue your independent learning. Use the White Rose Maths link below for help with the current week's homework. Homework is designed to consolidate learning in class and also to prepare you for the homework demands when you move on to Secondary School.
For parents/carers, I want to reassure you that, in what are unprecedented times, both myself and Mrs Stamper will do our utmost to ensure that your child has a successful and happy remaining term of Y6. If you need any help or support regarding your child's learning, or wish to discuss their progress or transition to secondary school, please feel free to contact me via Class Story, email: email@example.com, send in a note with your child or telephone the school. Please follow the school guidance sent home at the beginning of September should your child feel ill. The website links below will help your child to stay on top of classwork should they be absent, in particular the White Rose Maths link and the BBC Bitesize.
WORKINGTON ACADEMY TRANSITION INFORMATION 2021
TRANSITION INFORMATION FROM WORKINGTON ACADEMY:
1. Pupils going to Workington Academy should have now received a transition pack from the school.
2. Tutor Meeting Day – Monday 5 July 2021 – (COVID-19 secure)
Workington Academy would like to offer pupils and parents the opportunity to visit Workington Academy and to meet with their new Form Tutor, Key Year 7 staff and SENCO (where applicable) prior to September. Similar to previous years, students would be given a 15-minute appointment time to come and meet their tutor throughout the course of the day, (these would be organised to ensure minimal disruption to the Primary school day ). Please note that these appointments will take place in Workington Academy sports hall, socially distanced and students / parents would not need to enter the main school building.
3. Workington Academy Summer School – 19 – 30 July 2021 – Workington Academy are able to offer a Year 6 Summer School again this year. Offering all Y6 students joining Workington Academy in September the opportunity to come and spend one week at the school during the first two weeks of the summer holidays, familiarising themselves with key staff, their new school building, new Team Year 7 peers, taking part in a range of fun activities. (This information and how to apply for this, is part of the information that has been sent out to families in their information pack).
4. Other Events / Familiarisation and Transition Support
Workington Academy have a Virtual Year 6-7 Information Evening Broadcast taking place on Wednesday 16 June at 6.30pm - for parents and students to log into on WA Social Media pages and Website. The information will include the sharing of lots of key information regarding their transfer to Workington Academy and hearing from key senior and Year 7 staff members.
Dedicated Workington Academy Transition Website – a Year 6-7 Transition website that includes lots of information and support for students and parents transferring to the Academy, including a range of academy familiarisation videos, virtual tour, views of current students, as well as links to the Online Admission Form and Summer School Application Form and other key information booklets. The link for this website is - https://vle.workingtonacademy.org/welcome-to-team-year-7 .
5. Workignton Academy - 'This is Me' ENdeavour project is attached to this post. This can be completed at home by Y6 pupils and given to Workington Academy directly.
Useful links and Websites
White Rose Maths
Home learning activities that run alongside our classwork.
BBC bitesize daily Y6
Mathletics - login.mathletics.com
Education City - www.educationcity.com
Times Tables Rock Stars - www.ttrockstars.com
Twinkl - www.twinkl.co.uk
ADMISSION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL
Normally at this time of year, Y6 pupils would be doing activities to help them feel confident, informed and happy about choosing a secondary school. Given the current circumstances, secondary schools are still considering the best way to work with pupils who will be transitioning into Y7 in September in 2021. As soon as we have more information we will share it with you, however, in the meantime please find below some useful resources relating to the secondary school admissions process and also transition.
WORKINGTON ACADEMY Y7 ADMISSIONS INFORMATION, SEPTEMBER 2021:
Applications are now open for Workington Academy places in Year 7 for September 2021.
Applications should be submitted to Cumbria County Council (The Local Authority) by 31st October 2020. https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/childrensservices/schoolsandlearning/lss/applyforasecondaryschoolplaceforsept17/transfertosecondaryschoolinseptember2019.asp
Workington Academy are currently finalising opportunities for Year 6 students and parents/carers to be able to visit the school and to meet some of our staff, in line with current COVID-19 guidelines. Exact details about these opportunities will follow shortly.
Please check out the dedicated Transition Website including comprehensive Admissions Information, Virtual Tour and Familiarisation videos can be found here: https://vle.workingtonacademy.org/welcome-to-team-year-7