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Important Dates For Your Diary Are As Follows:
Year 6 Open Evening:
- Tuesday 1st October 2019 18:00 - 20:30
Year 6 Parent Information Evening:
- Tuesay 30th June 2020 - 19:00 - 20:00
Year 6 Transition (Taster) Days
- Tuesday 30th June 2020
- Wendesday 1st July 2020
- Thursday 2nd July 2020
SEND information morning
Uniform try on sessions:
- Time and date to be confirmed.
YEAR 7’S FIRST WEEKS AT ST PETER’S
The first week of secondary school can be a daunting time for students but at St Peter’s we support this transition being smooth and positive for all.
- On the first day students meet their Head of Year and talk about expectations.
- Year 7’s are picked up from the hall by older tutees and given another tour around the school to familiarise themselves.
- Students were escorted by their teachers and other students to all lessons in the first week.
- Students were given additional walking time and all staff are on hand to help students find their lessons if they are lost.
- Lunchtimes are extended for Year 7 in the first two weeks. This is to allow Year 7 to get to the canteen first.
- It is important that the Year 7 team know how students feel about school and therefore regular student voice activities take place. This has already occurred in week 2 2019.
- Regular visits to lessons by the Head of Year and Student Support Managers in order to support transitions.
- Meetings with parents/guardians/carers where necessary.
YEAR 7’S FIRST WEEK AT SCHOOL
Our new Year 7 students were full of enthusiasm for St Peter's School stating “Although it’s different to primary school and I got lost, lots of older children have helped me. I have really enjoyed Science, it’s one of my favourite subjects. I’ve enjoyed making friends and meeting my teachers as they are all really nice. If I’ve had a problem it’s all been sorted out. My first week has been really good.”
“My first week at St Peter’s has been really exciting. I’ve had new lessons and met new people. I’ve really enjoyed my lessons. I’ve loved all my lessons like French, Science and English for example. We’ve already done cool experiments and spoken French!”
“I’ve had a nice first week. I’ve made some friends already and had good lessons. I get help in my lessons if I put my hand up. The older children have helped me around the school. If I was on my own on the playground they have helped me find friends. I’ve had help with my homework from teachers and I have really enjoyed my lessons.”
“It’s been a really nice first week because I’ve had fun in my lessons. I thought I might be bad at some of my lessons but I have been ok. I have played with older kids and have had a nice time.”
YEAR 7 OPPORTUNITIES
Homework club takes place twice a week for Year 7. This is an opportunity for students’ to gain some additional support with their homework, use a computer and get it done in plenty of time.
If you would like to attend homework club please join us on Tuesday and/or Thursday 3.05pm-4.00pm in the main ICT suite.
Please also be aware that the library is also open after school if any students would like to read, pick up a book or complete homework there and use the libraries resources.
STRETCH AND CHALLENGE:
In January 2020, a new programme will start to support our most able students. This will involve exciting additional lessons in Maths, Science and English on a weekly basis. This opportunity will allow students to gain further learning experiences to fast track their learning. Parents will be contacted shortly.
LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM OPPORTUNITIES:
In the Year 7 and SEND team we understand that students learn in different ways. This year our SEND students have been given the opportunity to have learning experiences outside the classroom. This includes improving the school environment by making planters and planting raised beds, practicing geography skills through orienteering at Hinchingbrooke Park, team and confidence building at Grafham water with activities such as paddle boarding, canoeing, rafting, sailing, climbing and mountain biking. Students’ who have taken part in these activities have said how much they have benefited in terms of their self-esteem, forging and strengthen relationships with their peers and teachers as well gaining physical fitness for students that struggle in the traditional school sports.