Waggon Lane, Upton, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 1JS

01977 650820

office@upton.wakefield.sch.uk

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Upton Primary School

TransitionS

Transition at any time in our lives can cause anxiety and we take supporting smooth transition seriously at Upton. We want children to feel safe, secure and comfortable, and staff to have an awareness of the individual needs of the children to ensure continuity and progression. We understand that the transition between new classes and Key Stages can be an anxious time for some children. As part of our personalised provision, we ensure that children who may find changes difficult are supported in their transition through additional visits to their new class, time to meet their new teachers in a more individualised setting and through the use of Social Stories.

 

Click on the link to download a document on supporting children in transition. Please click here.

 

Year 6 Transitions

At Upton, we want to ensure the best possible start to secondary school life for our pupils who leave us.The move to the ‘big school’ is an exciting and important time for children and their parents. We feel that children who are supported in a positive way learn to deal with transition whenever it may occur in their lives, and therefore become more confident learners.

 

The transition to secondary school is equally exciting for our oldest children, however we are fully aware that some children become anxious at the prospect of leaving behind their familiar primary school in exchange for the hustle and bustle of much larger secondary schools. To support children with this, our Year 6 children undertake transition work in Term 6, they visit their new schools on taster days and we invite the secondary school teachers in to meet their new pupils. Alongside this, our learning mentors and Year 6 class teachers will liaise closely with the pastoral support teams in our local secondary schools to secure additional visits and support as required for individual children.

 

Due to the current COVID19 pandemic some of the 'normal' transition arrangements have been unable to happen.

 

Y6 Transition to Minsthorpe

Minsthorpe have provided alternative arrangements for this academic year in light of this. Please follow the link to open the dedicated page for Year 6 transitions. We have been informed that this will continue to be regularly updated by the school.

https://minsthorpe.cc/year-6-transition/ 

 

They have also made a transition booklet which can downloaded by clicking on the the following link.

At Minsthorpe the Y7 head of year would usually be doing a visit with your Y6 children around this time.  As this has been unable to happen they have instead created a video for your children to watch. Click here to watch the video. 

 

Please click onthe link for a letter from the principal of Minsthorpe for Y6.  Click here to download the letter.

Minsthorpe have also provided a dedicated email address for any Year 6 transition questions. The email address is Year6questions@minsthorpe.cc 

Y6 Transitions to Carleton High School

For up to date information for pupils transition please click on the link below where there is a dedicated page for carers, parents and pupils.

https://carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk/year-6-transition/.

For the latest transition newsletter click here.

Please click the link for the video message to parents.  http://ow.ly/6xKA50AgfBF

 LATEST MESSAGE FROM CARELTON HIGH SCHOOL

Good morning everyone, 
 
Our Virtual Open Evening for prospective year 7 students will now take place on Thursday, 15 October 2020. More details will follow in the coming weeks. I would be grateful if you could let parents know about the change of date. 
 
Should prospective parents wish to get a flavour of our school in the meantime, please direct them to our website where we have lots of information and videos. Our Virtual Open Evening section of the website will go live later today and will have a wealth of information for parents to look at. 
 
We also have an active social media page on Twitter, where parents can request to follow us @PATCarletonhigh and they will see what life at Carleton will be like for their child. 
 
If any of your parents have any queries about the school or want to know more, please ask them to email admin@carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk and someone will get in touch.