Time For Change – whole school transition

Next week, the whole school will be involved with transition. We recognise that any transition stage  is a major event not only for a young person but also for the family members that support their child.  It is therefore our aim to ensure that the transition journey is enjoyable, informative and exciting.

For Year 6 pupils moving to Bay House in September, they will be learning on-line with the Bay House teachers, facilitated by the Gomer Year 6 team. For a lesson schedule, please visit: https://sites.google.com/prod/gfmat.org/transition/transition-lessons. As a GFM school, we are delighted that Mrs Arnold (from Bay House) and/or the Head of Year, Mrs O’Byrne will be making personal contact with pupils from Gomer Junior. Year 6 have already met Mrs Arnold and she is keen to make contact with the year group again. For Year 6 pupils not attending Bay House, the children’s school will have made contact with relevant transition information.

Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 will be having their transition through their Google Classrooms with their new teachers whom they have already met with online. There will be lots of interesting activities for all children to engage in and start to get a feel for the new year group. We also welcome back many Year 5 pupils to the school site next week. They will be taught by their current Year 5 teachers but the Year 6 team will be making an appearance in the classrooms. For children not learning on-site, we will continue to use the Google Classroom to accommodate transition learning. We are really looking forward to everyone getting active with the PE tasks – don’t forget to watch the Marvelous Monday assembly which will explain all.

We are also really looking forward to welcoming Y2 pupils. Each child will be equipped with a Google Classroom to participate in  transition week. Our transition website goes live on Friday and a letter will be e mailed to all our families by the end of the day, with full details. Ahead of then, our school website has some key information: click here.

We are of course sad not to be meeting the children in person. Transition has been left until later in the term to better support children with the changes in unprecedented times. We are still not sure exactly what September will bring for the Gomer Junior community and await further updates from the government. We are however confident that we will do everything we can to support every child with transition. For some, this will be an exciting time. For others, this will be a time of nervousness. Whatever ‘change’ means for your child our established team will ensure that our continued offer is inclusive and will endeavour to meet need. We look forward to working in collaboration with our parents and carers.