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Palace Wood

Primary School

From little acorns, mighty oaks grow

Transition

At Palace Wood we are very aware that transition from Primary to Secondary School can be a
daunting prospect for many children, especially over the last two years. For this reason we are
taking part in the Maidstone Transition Programme, which is being co-ordinated by the Specialist
Teaching and Learning Service, to make the move from Year 6 to 7 just that little bit easier.
The programme will start this term and will run throughout the rest of the year with the majority of
the work taking place in terms 5 and 6. By the end of July 2022, we hope your child will feel more
prepared to move on having had the opportunity to learn about and practise some of the many
skills/tasks expected at secondary school, such as personal organisation, meeting uniform
expectations, changing rooms for lessons, writing at speed, reading a timetable and managing
homework etc.
In addition to the activities at school, we will also be sending tips and activities home for you to
complete with your children, which will further help them to prepare for Year 7 and support you to
feel more confident about sending them on the Secondary School.

Copies of the tips are below.