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Transition - Year 6 to 7

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Congratulations on your child gaining their place at Beckfoot School! Our Transition Homepage is regularly updated on our website to provide information and support to you and your child.

Welcome to Beckfoot. Transition from Year 6 to Year 7 is a very important stage in every child’s educational journey. We are committed to ensuring every Year 7 student makes the best possible start to their time with us. 

You will be joining us very soon and we are all very excited to meet you. 

We know how difficult this current time is and how big a step Year 6 students will be taking to secondary school in September. If you have any queries, please do email us BeckfootTransition@beckfoot.org  

Top tips for parents and carers

We asked Year 7 families and our pastoral team about what advice they’d give on how to support a smooth transition to Year 7. Click HERE for their top ten suggestions. 

Transition Events

We’re excited to welcome you into school soon! Details of upcoming events will be posted here for families and children. 


Monday 28 June 2021 Transition Evening

6:00pm-8:00pm at Beckfoot School

More details will follow

Wednesday 7 July 2021 Transition Day

8:30am-2:45pm at Beckfoot School

More details will follow

 

Tuesday 7 September 2021 First Day of Year 7

8:30am at Beckfoot School

 

 

 

Guide to Year 7

Get ready for Beckfoot by reading this guide together with your child. Inside, you’ll find a wealth of information to help you plan for a successful start to year 7. Click HERE to download your copy. 

Useful information and letters

Letters

  • Copies of letters to parents/carers will be posted here

Forms 

Useful Information

  • PS Connect by Iris / MyED (Parental School Communication App) - information can be found here
  • ParentPay - Information can be found on our website here or ParentPay here
  • Music Lessons - information can be found here
  • School meals - information can be found here
  • Sleep Routine Advice:

             - Sleep Council.org.uk - Sleep advice for teenagers

             - Childrens Sleep Charity.org.uk

             - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/sleep-tipsfor-teenagers/

 Useful links on our website: 

Remember, you are able to email us anything at BeckfootTransition@beckfoot.org

FAQs

We’ve put together a selection of useful FAQs using feedback from families whose children have recently made the transition to Year 7. Click HERE to see our FAQs. If your question doesn’t appear her, please get in touch with us by emailing BeckfootTransition@beckfoot.org

Year 7 Team

Meet the members of staff who support Year 7 specifically. Click HERE to watch videos introducing the Year 7 team.

Tour your new school

Watch a video we made last year to support Year 7 to familiarise themselves with the layout of Beckfoot. We look forward to giving you a grand tour in person. Click HERE to watch the tour video.  

Extra-curricular opportunities at Beckfoot

SPA stands for Sports and Performing Arts and takes place over tutor and break time combined. We’re proud of the variety of extra-curricular opportunities we offer all students, and we’re always open to new suggestions. Have a look at some past example timetables below. 
SPA & PE

 

Recommended Reads

Like books?  Access FREE reading & audiobooks online from your local library here: https://www.borrowbox.com/

Discover FREE audiobooks online here: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Enter a world of magic with…

Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman: A girl’s journey to the arctic in search of her friend - with a little help from her daemon.

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy: Can one formidable teenage girl, a well-dressed skeleton detective and a cast of magical characters stop evil from winning the day?

Want to explore a dystopian world? Try…

Maze Runner by James Dashner Thomas loses his memory and finds himself trapped in a massive maze called the Glade. Can he and his friends escape?

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Katniss volunteers to replace her sister in a tournament that ends only when one participant remains. Will she be the one to survive.

If you like realistic fiction, try…

Wonder by R J Palacio Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. 

The Baking Life of Amelie Day by Vanessa Curtis Amelie Day loves to bake but she has Cystic Fibrosis and some days she can barely breathe. Can she make it to the big competition?

Want some adventure? Try…

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider series) by Anthony Horowitz When MI6 recognizes his potential, Alex Rider is armed with secret gadgets and sent on his first mission. But the teenage spy soon finds himself in mortal danger.

The Dog Who Saved the World by Ross Welford Georgie and Mr Mash must embark on a desperate quest: to save every dog on earth, and maybe even all of humanity.

In the mood for a mystery? Try…

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd How can a boy go onto the London Eye and disappear?

Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens Two friends set up their very own deadly secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls and now they have a murder to solve.

Fancy a good laugh? Try… 

Kid Normal by Greg James and Chris Smith A normal kid in an extraordinary school.

The Parent Agency by David Baddiel There is a world, not far from this one, where children can choose their own parents. For Barry, this seems like a dream come true. Only things turn out to be not quite that simple…

Feeling romantic? Try…

Cherry Crush (The Chocolate Box Girls series) by Cathy Cassidy Cherry’s life is about to change forever as she discovers a new family and new relationships. 

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg Blogging about your life will only get you into trouble.

Love football? Then take a look at these…

Ultimate Football Heroes series (male players) by Matt and Tom Oldfield The life stories of the biggest and best footballers. 

Ultimate Football Heroes series (female players) by Charlotte Brown The life stories of the biggest and best footballers. 

Download 'Beckfoot 100 Books' for more book suggestions >

 

Get Creative This Summer

We want to make sure your child is feeling excited and ready to start with us at Beckfoot. So we’ve come up with 20 awesome activities for you to choose from before you start with us in September 2021. Don’t forget to email us your photos of you taking on a challenge at BeckfootTransition@beckfoot.org 

Click HERE to download your copy of the ‘Get Creative This Summer!’