September 2020 - New Student Induction Information
This webpage is for the Parents/Guardians of children in Year 6 that have been offered and accepted a place at Sunbury Manor School
Following our letter confirming your Year 6 child’s place at Sunbury Manor School, I am writing to say that we are looking forward to welcoming all our new Year 7 students in September 2020. However, given the many challenges presented by the Covid-19 outbreak, we anticipate that we have adapted our normal Year 6 into 7 induction procedures. As you know, Sunbury Manor School is currently closed, but please be reassured that members of both the Year 7 Team and the Admissions Team are working together to ensure that we give your child the very best start to their secondary school life.
On Thursday 16th July at 6pm we would like to invite you to join us for a Zoom meeting. This will be your opportunity to meet the Year 7 Team and for us to answer any questions you may have. We would ask that your Year 6 child only attends if joined by a parent/guardian.
The Zoom meeting ID is: 959 4866 5775
The password to enter the meeting will be sent to you by text message.
Term will start on Monday 7th September.
Please ensure that your child arrives at the main school pedestrian entrance between between 8:15am and 8:30am.
We would encourage students to walk or cycle as public transport will be very limited and the roads extremely busy. Please do not attempt to drive on to the school site as parking restrictions will be in operation. Unfortunantely we are unable to welcome parents and guardians on to the school site at the current time.
The school day will finish at 2:45pm.
Letter to Year 6 Students explaining Start of Term Arrangements
Good morning Year 6, soon to be Year 7,
You must be wondering what September will look like and I want to give you as many answers as possible. School life will be really different so please read the points below really carefully.
Arriving at school
- Your first day will be Monday 7th September.
- You have to arrive between 8.15 and 8.30 and come through the main pedestrian gates. You cannot arrive before then and you cannot come in through any other gates to the school.
- Your parents cannot drive onto the school site to drop you off. There will not be breakfast club and the library will not be open before school.
- You will go in through the Main Student Entrance where you will be directed to your classroom, which will be on the second floor of the main building (Building A).
- You must not meet outside school before this time or hang around in the local community.
- We have been asked to ask you to avoid public transport if you possibly can and to walk or ride to school instead.
- If you have to use public transport, remember you must wear a face covering.
- You must wash or sanitise your hands as soon as you arrive – we have sanitisers up all around the school but if you can bring your own, that would be really helpful as well.
- You need to be in normal uniform. Click here for more information
- We really need you to bring all of your equipment. Click here for more information
- Please also bring a water bottle and tissues to school.
- You will be able to fill your water bottles in SC9 on the second floor of Building A. Your teacher will be able to direct you.
When I get there
- You will go in through the Main Student Entrance where you will be directed to your tutor room.
- Year 7 will use the toilets located on your left as you walk in to the building. No other year group can use them and you cannot use any other toilets around school.
- All of your lessons will be on the second floor corridor - you will not go to any other rooms in school.
- You will be taught in your tutor group and your teachers will come to your classroom.
- When you leave a room and arrive at your room you must hand sanitise.
End of the day
- At 2.45 you will leave school by the same doors and gate you arrived.
- You must go straight home and not hang around near school or in the local community.
Food and drink
- Please bring a water bottle
- You will be able to buy food and drink at school
- You will not be able to bring cash to top up your account. We will send WisePay details to your parents in late August.
- You will get break and lunch. You will use the Dining Room and you will be the only Year group in the area at that time.
- You will be able to go outside and you will have the area in behind the Dining Room and an area on the field which will be fenced off just for you.
- You will have practical PE once a week on Thursday. You do not need to come in your PE kit as on that day, only your Year group will use the changing rooms.
- Your toilets will be clearly marked. To avoid overcrowding at break and lunch, teachers will allow you to go to the toilet during lessons but there will be members of staff on duty all of the time to make sure that you are not doing that every lesson!
SEND/Inclusion and medical
- If you need support from any of these teams in school, the members of staff will come to your classroom or the support HUB based in your area. You cannot move around school to SEND, Inclusion or medical.
- All the normal school rules apply but there is an addition which makes clear that any student deliberately coughing, spitting or sneezing etc on another member of our school community will be at risk of being permanently excluded from school. I know this sounds very hard but we really have to keep everyone safe.
- Your teachers are working really hard to make sure that we are ready to give you the best possible start to Year 7. We will do everything to support you – you do not need to worry, just work with us, do as we ask and you will be fine.
We look forward to seeing you in September.
Mr Cottle & Mrs Iddon
Please encourage your child to attempt the Transition Challenge and watch the short videos on this page.
Meet the Year 7 Team - Question & Answer Session
Meet the Heads of Department
You are strongly advised to book your fitting appointment in June and July as the store is adhering to Covid Secure guidelines and can only invite a limited numbers of customers in the store at any one point in time.
Year 7 will be based on the top floor of the Main Building (Building A).
7WGR - Miss Gray
7ABI - Mrs Bianchi & Mr Lal
7LMR - Miss L Morris
7MBE - Mr M Beyle
7CWA - Miss Walker
7GVU - Mrs G Vurro
7SHA - Miss S Hayes
7CSL - Mr C Sloan
7ZKE - Mrs Z Keith & Miss S Dhariwal
Student Information Form
Thank you for completing the online New Student Information Form. This form will ask you for the information we require to register your child on our school system and will ask you to agree to various school policies and for us to obtain parental consent where required. If you have not yet completed it please use the following link. It should only take around 10 minutes to complete.
If at any time before September 2020 you are offered and accept a place at another local secondary school please email the Admissions Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know which school your child will be attending in September and to enable our Admissions Officer to offer the space to another child on our waiting list.
In the meantime if you have any questions you would like to ask regarding your child’s transition to Sunbury Manor please contact our Admissions Officer by emailing email@example.com. Please do not contact the school by telephone as your message may not be collected until the school re-opens.
NHS School Nurse Service
Year 6 Transition Challenge
Please find below details of the Year 6 Transition Challenge. Take care to read the instructions first!
A letter to Year 6 from the Headteacher, Mrs Duncan
Dear Year 6 children,
We find ourselves in a very unusual set of circumstances and I am imagining you are wondering what is going to happen about your move onto Year 7. I am also aware from your Year 6 teachers and Headteachers that some of you are worrying about the learning you are missing because you’re not at school.
So the purpose of this letter to you is to say “please stop worrying!”. We are all in this together and we are all finding our way through it. There is no right and wrong way, and the most important thing is that you are well and happy, so we can get on with the learning quickly and positively when this is all over and we are back at school.
We know we will have to adapt our Year 7 learning plans so that any learning that might have been missed in Year 6 is addressed. To help with this, we will be talking to your Year 6 teachers to find out where they got to in the Year 6 curriculum before the schools closed, as well as finding out about each of you as individuals. We’re also already thinking through what else we can do to make our transition arrangements as useful as possible to help you have a confident start to secondary school.
So, for the time being this is what we would advise you to do:
· make the most of whatever learning activities are available from your primary school. We know different schools are offering different things – please try not to compare yours with the one your friend might have in a different school – they are all useful experiences to keep you thinking and learning
· login in and use Lexia PowerUp to help develop your literacy - details below
· read lots of books about lots of different subjects to increase your general knowledge
· practise your times tables
· practise your maths computation skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
· if you’re doing anything online – remember to keep to the usual online safety rules
· do some exercise every day
· and make time to relax
Every single Year 6 child in the country is in the same position as you and our promise to you is that we will work together with you, your parents/carers and your primary school to ensure your start to Year 7 is as exciting and positive as it can be.