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Year 6


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Contact the year 6 staff:

Mrs. Blakeley Mrs. Skeavington





We know that moving up to Secondary School is going to look very different this year.  To help both children and parents through this, we are sharing a number of resources to support. There will be a Transition section on the Home Learning for completing each week. 

General Transition Resources

BBC Bitesize Starting Secondary School website: Lots of tips and advice for students (and their parents) who are about to start secondary. A great free resource!

BBC Bitesize - What's the difference between primary and secondary school?: Five animated learner guides for Y6 pupils, from the BBC Bitesize daily lessons materials.

BBC Newsround Back 2 skool website: Information aimed at kids about starting secondary school, including quizzes and press pack reports.


The move to secondary school, for many parents, is a time of major change, bringing great anticipation and anxiety. Some parents, who have experienced this move before with older children, will be more familiar and probably confident about the process. However, even for 'experienced' parents and especially for 'first time' parents, there are many uncertainties. Every child is different and will respond differently to the move.

These resources may support you with preparing for your child's move to secondary. 

  • Parent Guide to Transition - this is full of FAQs and useful advice for ways support your child from building resilience to helping them get into good habits ready for secondary.


  • Listen to your child's hopes and fears
  • Be positive about the move to secondary school
  • Think of ways through any problems that might arise
  • Have a look at the school’s website and keep checking for any digital updates
  • Work out the journey to school with your child
  • Help your child to buy all the equipment they need
  • Find out how to talk with teachers about how your child is getting on
  • Find out who to talk to if there is a problem
  • Encourage your child to tell you things they have enjoyed and things that are bothering them.
  • Always talk about the small issues before they become big problems!

Try not to...

  • Pass on myths and stories that may worry your child.
  • Be negative about the school. 
  • Expect your child to manage the transfer by themselves. 
  • Do everything for them. 
  • Ask older brothers/sisters to be responsible for them.
  • Expect the secondary school to work in the same way as the primary school. 

During the school closures, we know that your children will be spending more time online, is important to make sure your child remains safe online - look through our guide for ways to support your child's online safety. 

If your child is struggling to make sense of the current situation, sharing our social story or one of these ebooks may help:

If you want to see how Year 6 are taught to apply different calculation techniques in maths, click here to view videos support guides.