Year 5 Transition
Welcome to the Witton! The Year 5 team are looking forward to meeting your child(ren) and I hope all of our new pupils are excited to begin their time with us. Due to current restrictions, we are sadly not able to have our usual transition day in July. Therefore, we have arranged for Monday 6th September 2021 as a transition day for Year 5 pupils only. On this day children will meet their new teacher, complete settling-in activities and get to know much more about the school and Year 5, before other year groups return on Tuesday 7th September 2021(Year 6) and Wednesday 8th September 2021 (Year 7).
We fully appreciate there may be some nerves or concerns about what to expect in the first few days and weeks, rest assured we will be providing plenty of information and reassurance to make the transition as smooth as possible. We will have a greater focus on induction and helping pupils to settle into school life. This will start from the moment pupils arrive at the gates, where they will be met and welcomed by members of staff. Children will then be shown where to line up with their class and class teacher first thing in the morning (staff introduction videos will be updated and available on our website in the near future, so pupils can ‘meet’ their teacher in advance).
Monday 6th September 2021 will be dedicated entirely to induction and settling in. The children will be based within their own classroom and the day will have a less formal structure, which includes:
- Introductions from staff and ‘getting to know you’ activities.
- Distribution of timetables the coming year.
- Time allocated to discussion, questions and answer sessions to address any concerns.
- Familiarising with school procedures, such as breaks and lunchtimes, and the school layout.
- A variety of fun and creative ‘settling-in’ tasks.
- Opportunities to meet and get to know other members of the year 5 team
- Procedures for leaving school at the end of the day.
Pupils will be regularly reminded that, should they have any worries concerns or questions about any aspects of the school, they can always speak to their class teacher who will be very happy to help.
A video Powerpoint for pupils and parents (see video below)- This will introduce you and your child to many aspects of the school day- daily routines, timetable and what pupils need to bring to school each day.
Meet the Year 5 team
The Year 5 Team, lead by Mrs. Bradburn, have been making introduction videos to welcome you to Witton!
Information pack for parents- An information pack has been emailed out to you. Copies of the documents included can be viewed in the PDF files below.