Year 6 Transition

Moving from primary to secondary school is an exciting, but sometimes scary experience. Here at The Hyndburn Academy, we aim to make this important transition as stress free as possible.

If your child is joining us in September, please complete our secure online data collection form. 

Click here to complete our data collection form 

Click here to book a place on our Year 6 - Year 7 Summer School 

The Family Handbook

A guide to The Hyndburn Academy

  • Updates

    Keep checking this section of the Y6 Transition Webpage.  Anything that is added or updated will be listed on here.

    01/08/2020 - Summer school will be taking place on 27th and 28th August 2020. Take a look at our guide for full details of the programme and how we will keep your child safe. 

    04/07/2020 - Our family handbook has been published. This contains everything you need to know with regards to starting at The Hyndburn Academy.

    01/06/2020 - Please complete our Online Data collection form 

    22/05/2020 Bus Service letter posted in the letters section

    06/05/2020 Learning by Questions. LbQ has hundreds of online classroom resources that children can work through at their own pace while receiving marking and feedback as they go. In the current uncertain climate, parents are looking for effective learning resources to educate their children while they cannot attend school. Why not keep the children occupied with high-quality questions that boost learning and grow confidence? LbQ is used at The Hyndburn Academy, therefore it would be great for students to get familiar with the site prior to starting with is in September. We uploaded a how to guide in the letters to parents section. 

    27/04/2020 Please complete the online form to ensure we have your most up to date contact details.

     

  • FAQs

    I know that parents and students have many questions regarding the transition process that would usually be answered during visits to primary schools or via a phone call. Even though this year is very different I still want to ensure I answer as many questions as I can so that the transition is as smooth and as stress-free as possible. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. Miss Palmer.

    Do you think we will be able to visit the high school before we start?

    This is a great question, and one that I think a lot of Year 6 parents and pupils will be thinking about. Currently my honest answer is I just don’t know. At the moment we only have 3 staff in school a day looking after the children of key workers. What I can assure you is that I am going to plan for transition week. If we are able to allow more students to come in to school I am going to endeavour to have your transition week as normal. If that is not possible I am looking at other options for you so that we can make the transition a little smoother. I don’t want you to feel like you have been thrown into the deep end. What you need to remember is that whatever happens there are lots of staff in school to support you. You will not be on your own and all of the other Year 6's will feel exactly the same.

    What are the timings of the school day?

    The Academy Day can be viewed here.

    What are your 2020-2021 term dates?

    Our term dates can be viewed here.

    What uniform and equipment will my child need?

    Our uniform list can be viewed here.

    Students will also require a clear pencil case containing:

                  Black Pen x 2

                  Purple Pen x 2                

                  Pencils x 2

                  Scientific Calculator (Casio fx-85GT)

                  Rubber

                  Ruler

                  Pencil Sharpener

                  Protractor

                  Highlighter

     

    Students will be provided with a student planner. 

     

    How is homework set?

    At The Hyndburn students will be set homework by your different teachers via Show My Homework. To look at this homework students can download an app on to your phone or look at on the computers in school and also at home. On the app or website you will be able to see the date that your homework has been set, which teacher has set the homework, a description of the homework, and also when it is due in. If you need to complete a worksheet then your teacher can also attach this so you can print it off in school or at home. We have a lot of computers available in school for you to use so you do not need to worry if your child doesn't have a phone, computer or tablet at home. Students receive log-in details when they start and parents/carers will also get their own details so that they can see what homework you have been set. Students can also contact their teachers on SMHW. This means that if they set a homework and you don’t really understand what to do, students can go and speak to them or send them a message on SMHW. More information on homework can be found here.

    I always get to see the teachers at primary school when I drop my child off. How do I speak to the teachers at The Hyndburn Academy and how do I find out who I need to speak to?

    Communication can look very different at high school compared to primary school but that does not mean we don’t want to have the same level of communication. Communication is key to the transition aspect of your child’s life at THe Hyndburn Academy but also throughout their time with us. At primary you will probably only deal with one teacher each year and perhaps the Headteacher in some cases. At The HYndburn Academy your child will have a number of different teachers and staff that support them in different ways, so how do you know who to turn to?

    Teachers

    If you have a question about a specific subject, this could be relating to classwork, homework or progress, your first port of call is your child’s teacher,  you can do this via email or phone.

    If it is a pastoral question or concern then we have a number of different people you can talk to.

    Form Tutor

    Your child will have a Form Tutor. They will see them each morning and they are there to look after them in school. They will make sure that they start the day off with the right books and equipment. They will also pass out any messages to the students with regarding trips and other school activities.

    Head of Year 7 - Mrs Burrows

    I am always available to support with any of the above. The best way to contact me is via my email address: mandy.burrows@hyndburnacademy.org.uk

    The most important thing is to keep communicating. Often when things go wrong it is because we have not been made aware of something and we have to pick it up when it has already escalated. Any concern to you is a concern no matter how small, so please contact us. If you call the main school number 01254 885378 Mrs Jarvis our receptionist will put you through to the right person.

     

  • Meet the Staff
    All the staff and students at The Hyndburn Academy can't wait to meet you. These are the key members of staff for Year 7. 

     

    Miss M Burrows 

    Head of Year 7 

     

     

    Miss Allcott 

    Year 7 Form Tutor

       

     

    Mrs Lonsdale

    Year 7 Form Tutor

       

     

    Miss Wilkinson 

    Year 7 Form Tutor

       

     

    Miss Southward

    Year 7 Form Tutor

       

     

  • Challenges and Activities

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are currently working as a remote school. We would love for Year 6 students joining us in September to get involved with Transition Challenges. These will be posted here, keep looking back for more challenges.

    Challenge 7 - Creative Arts

    Challenge 6 - Maths 

     

    Challenge 5 - Performing Arts 

    Challenge 4 - National Sports Week

    https://www.thehyndburnacademy.org.uk/news-events/latest-news/national-sports-week

    Challenge 3 - English

    Challenge 2 - Science

    Challenge Number 1 

    Welcome to The Hyndburn Academy 

     

  • School Improvements - Building Update

    2019-2020 will see some exciting changes to our school including: 

    • New science facilities 
    • New ICT facilities 
    • A new area for inclusion
    • The development of new learning resource areas
    • Improvements to the students dining and social area

    Work commenced in October 2019 with an expected completion date of Summer 2020. The new build will complement the development of a new enrichment programme for students. 

     

  • Documents/Letters to Parents/Carers
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