Year 6 to 7 Transition at Mary Webb School and Science College
Year 6 to Year 7 transition at Mary Webb School and Science College
Aiming to keep the social and academic threads intact.
Transition at any part of a student’s education is very important to us. Whether it is moving up to secondary school from primary school, moving schools, entering a new Key Stage or moving on to post-16 education or training.
Key Stage 2 – Key Stage 3 Transition
Year 5 STEM day – summer term – Wednesday 3rd July 2019
All Year 5 from our local primary schools spend the day with us during ‘Transition Week’ in the summer term. They work with Science and Technology staff.
All departments welcome Year 5 and 6 students and parents/carers to the school early in the autumn term.
After school science club for Year 6, weekly from November to February. Run by the Science Department and student Science Leaders. Hands-on science and great excitement for large numbers!
STEM roadshow and STEM Week Challenge Day for Year 6
Year 10 students travel out to their primary schools to deliver a STEM roadshow. These have included ‘Wonderful Worms’, ‘Cracking Crystals’, ‘Super-Structures’ and ‘Pioneering Pollinators’.
Sporting, musical and drama links during Key Stage 2
Area Head’s meetings
The cluster of schools local to Mary Webb School and Science College meet every half term to discuss shared priorities. This results in collaborative projects and cluster training.
Mary Webb School and Science College English, Maths and Science exercise books are used by Year 6 during the summer term ready to transfer to their Year 7 teachers. This includes a Key Stage 2 – 3 maths project.
Data transfer begins in May
Student information transfer keep academic threads intact. This information is used to create tutor groupings in time for the Year 6 transition days.
Changes at Key Stage 2 in curriculum and assessment.
There are a number of cluster moderation sessions run and Mary Webb School and Science College staff attend where appropriate.
Mrs Mould meets every Year 6 coming to Mary Webb School and Science College to answer questions they have about starting secondary school. The SENCos also meet to discuss SEND students and strategies required.
Transition days – Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Two transition days are held in the summer term for Year 6. One day is a teambuilding focus, meeting their tutor and visiting the library. During the second day, they experience a ‘normal’ 5 lesson day. Every Year 6 is given a reading book to enjoy over the summer holidays.
There are additional SEND afternoons for students who need extra time to adjust.
Transition evening for parents/carers only – Thursday 4th July 2019 at 7.00 pm
This evening is for parents and carers: they meet their child’s tutor and find out more about starting secondary school.