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18/06/21

Good luck to historians who begin study leave on Monday. We all wish you luck in Paper 1 which takes places on Monday afternoon. Keep revising hard!

18/06/21

A great picture capturing wild flowers of the Olympic Park by one of our students. Taken during their nature photography course https://t.co/hHl7WGbyaz

18/06/21

Well done to students in House for coming 2nd in their first ever sport activity https://t.co/bRyFteLzK1

18/06/21

This week we have been a sense of responsibility for regarding their uniform. "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking"

18/06/21

We are so lucky to have Ollie Springate in today to coach our primary Public Speaking Competition teams! Such a fantastic opportunity for these Y5/6 children. https://t.co/oKDsj9cOzG

17/06/21

Retweetd From MindOut

We are now online for LGBTQ mental health support & Information until 7.30pm. Friday 11th of June. https://t.co/1iD8WyfYPG

17/06/21

year 12 and sixth form transitions students had a virtual presentation from https://t.co/c18IJxFZv9

17/06/21

Retweetd From BBC News (UK)

Killer guilty of two murders 21 years apart https://t.co/6OwhqHCxjE

17/06/21

Our year 8 students trialling a new robot that can rotate and grab objects. https://t.co/zod4oAVlUo

17/06/21

The rain hasn’t stopped our Year 6’s enjoying a fantastic trip to Chessington today. They’re having a great time! https://t.co/eyofnbd3eS

17/06/21

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

So good to be back competing at English Schools Athletics https://t.co/H74Dj1L4dv

17/06/21

A massive thank you and Get up Yesterday for inspiring our students with excellent career insights https://t.co/0TBDbBxQOB

16/06/21

Retweetd From TeacherGoals

Do you agree? 🤔 📷 https://t.co/Iu2atlksU3

16/06/21

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Glad you guys had fun! You picked a lovely day for it ☀️

16/06/21

Our Year 1’s have really enjoyed their first school visit to the Olympic Park! Fun times! https://t.co/EAGo0lQnNc

16/06/21

Retweetd From Michael Rosen 💙💙🎓🎓

Children making books. Yes, yes, yes. https://t.co/6JyKSV0mFi

16/06/21

Retweetd From Giselle Fitipaldi Moreno

Created this sequence for learners to research about a celebration/tradition from a Spanish speaking country. It provides them with a structure to make the most of it and know what to do/what to expect. 💡 https://t.co/B8RpZkyo9u

16/06/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The year 12 CTEC Sport students are currently conducting health screening consultations with one another as part of their Unit 13 Fitness Testing module🧑‍💻 https://t.co/igPy6kl5EI

16/06/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Transition week taking place this week at the sixth form. A level PE students are all hands on with an emergency first aid workshop delivered by Mr Wigington. https://t.co/veKXuR8Ter

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Transition

Transition from primary to secondary school

You may well be reading this page because you are a Year 6 student or the parent/carer of a Year 6 student.  If so, you are very welcome.  We hope the information below will be useful and reassuring to you.  If having read it you still have questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact our Head of Year 7.

The move from primary to secondary school is a major event in young people’s lives and needs to be carefully managed.  Both children themselves and their parents and carers can feel anxious or lonely at this important time.  Our job at Chobham is to make the transition as secure and well organized as possible for all involved.  In doing this we have the big advantage of being an all through school.  This means that going on for half of our Year 7 students have moved up from Year 6 here in Chobham’s primary phase.  Whilst this does not necessarily make the transition to secondary easy for these children, it certainly makes it more manageable as they already know lots of people and understand quite a bit about how the school works.

We know that children can worry about starting secondary school.  Common concerns include:

  • Getting to and from school
  • Making sure they have the right books and equipment
  • Knowing who to go to if they have a problem
  • Getting lost in the school buildings
  • Making friends
  • Being bullied
  • Homework
  • Finding work too difficult
  • Getting into trouble

At Chobham, we are very alert to all of these potential concerns and ready to address them.  Our Year 7 induction system helps all new students to settle into Chobham quickly.  Form tutors and teachers get to know students as individuals very quickly and we also encourage students to get to know one another.  Above all, Chobham is a friendly and understanding place where staff understand that new students may take a little while to settle in and get used to all of the new systems and responsibilities which secondary school brings.

There are also valuable things that parents can do to children feel more comfortable in their first days of Year 7.  Here are a few suggestions:

  1. If your child is new to Chobham, practice the journey with them in the summer holidays
  2. Help your child into the routine of getting ready for school the night before.  Before their first day, ensure all is packed and prepared and that they get to bed early
  3. Ensure that your child is on time to school and that they do not miss any learning time through lateness
  4. Remind your child that if they have a problem of any kind then they must tell a member of staff.  Explain to your child that everyone in Year 7 is in the same situation, they are not alone.
  5. Check your child’s planner at the end of each day to help them organize their homework.   If your child is regularly spending more than one hour each night on homework then please let their tutor know through their planner
  6. Reassure your child that if they follow the school rules and behave sensibly then they will not get into trouble
  7. Have a chat with your child at the end of each day.  Ask them about what they learned at school
  8. Encourage your child to ask questions whenever they do not understand something
  9. Tell your child that all of the staff at Chobham Academy are here to help them and want them to be happy and to succeed here