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Transition to Chaucer

Moving from primary school to Chaucer is an exciting time and supporting transition is our key priority. Once we have our allocation in March, we will be contacting our feeder primaries to arrange opportunities to discuss our new intake.

Key Dates and Information

  • Summer School - Calling all year 6 students! We will be holding summer school during the summer holidays. More information to follow.
  • Year 6 Open Evening – on the 6th July we will be holding our Year 6 open evening. This will give students and parents/carers the opportunity to meet Form tutors, our Headteacher, Members of senior leadership and other key staff. Sessions will run at: 4.30pm and 5.30pm
  • Extra visits – If you would like to have a look around Chaucer prior to the transition days please contact us via email to rarcher@chaucer.sheffield.sch.uk to make an appointment.
  • Transition days – Our transition days will take place over 3 days from the 6th of July to 8th of July.
  • Uniform day - Try on and order uniform 23rd June
  • Year 6 contact forms - If your child has been allocated a place at Chaucer for September 2022, and you have not already completed this form, please spend a few minutes ensuring we have all your child's up-to-date contact information, so you never missed a communication. Thank you. https://tinyurl.com/chaucer-y7-22 (NOTE: ONLY COMPLETE THE FORM ONCE. THANK YOU)

An overview of transition activities for students joining us in September 2022 can be found here:

Overview of Transition 2022

 

Date  

March

Contact with primary schools to set up remote/ face to face meetings with Y6 teams

Following SATS- mid-May

Primary meetings – Chaucer team meet with Y6 teachers and primary SENCOs to gather information on our incoming Y7s

May

Opportunities for parents/ carers and Y6 pupils to arrange after school visits to Chaucer. Please contact rarcher@chaucer.sheffield.sch.uk

May

Welcome pack to be sent to parents

Early June

Additional Friday afternoon transition sessions to start for SEND students

June 14th 3pm

Parent/ carers of SEN open afternoon - by invitation. An opportunity to come to meet the team and learn about our support and interventions.

June 23rd

Uniform afternoon – an opportunity to try on and order uniform

July 6th – sittings:

4.30pm & 5.30pm

Y6 parent/carer Evening – an opportunity to meet the leadership team, SEND staff, year leader and the tutor team and find out more about life at Chaucer.

6-8th July

Transition days – 3 days. This is when you will meet your new tutor and sample Chaucer lessons. We will also have a sports afternoon where your form will compete against other forms to be the ‘champions’. On the final afternoon you will graduate from being Y6 to Chaucer Y7.

TBC

Summer school- 3 days. An opportunity to meet new friends and sample cross curricular lessons in an ‘empty’ school!

Late September

Y7 forum for parents/carers of students with SEND – by invitation.

Mid October

Chaucer celebration event. Year 7 will invite their Y6 teachers and primary headteacher to showcase and celebrate their achievements.

 

In the meanwhile, if you have any questions about Chaucer or the transition process please contact myself via: enquiries@chaucer.sheffield.sch.uk

Alyson Tolley

Assistant Headteacher

A message from Mrs Crewe, Headteacher

 

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Introduction Lessons

 

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Drama

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Science

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Learning Support

 

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Web links for Students and Parents to help with Transition

The links below provide advice to students and parents to help with the transition process. 

1. BBC – What is the difference between Primary and Secondary school - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjgck2p/articles/zvw48mn 

2. BBC – Starting secondary school. Advice for parents and students. - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1 

3. Young Minds - Transition tips for parents - https://www.youngminds.org.uk/media/2odjlktz/top-ten-tips-for-parents.pdf 

4. Childline – Advice for starting Secondary school - https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/school-college-and-work/school-college/moving-schools/ 

5. Family lives - Advice for parents on supporting your child’s transition to Secondary school. - https://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/secondary/learning-school/starting-secondary-school