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Taking my class through...(7 Posts)
I've recently been told that in September I will be taking my current class from y5 to Y6. We are two form entry and I really like my class and wanted a crack at Y6 so I'm pleased.
My question is, if you've ever had a similar situation:
A) how do you tend to write the personal aspect of an end of year report? I always use it as a well done, farewell but that wouldn't be right this time!
B) transition day/ morning. What do you do if you're having the same bunch??
I would write something along the lines of 'I am pleased that I will take child X through year 6 and see them successfully transition to secondary school' . Sorry if the wording is a bit wrong, but I have had quite a day. .
Thanks! Like the secondary idea. Such a random issue but it's been bugging me - usually that bit of the report is the easiest.
I used to have a mixed year group so kept 1/2 my class every year. Report comments along the lines of...
"It's been a pleasure to teach Flossie this year and I very much look forward to continuing our journey together."
"... facing new challenges together."
"... seeing them continue to grow and develop."
As others have said for the reports. As for the transition days use the time wisely. Do you have an idea of what your first topic would be? If so get a heads start on a display so that when they start next year they already have work on the wall.
Instead of the getting to know you stuff you could do how well do you know me. So everyone tells 2 truths and a lie about themselves who can work out the lie?
Look how far i have come work. So the change between this time last year and now (so what they have accomplished over year 5) and then what they would like to accomplish this year.
Have you the stuff from the start of year 5? That would be interesting to revisit and improve on!
I have done it and it really means you can hit the ground running in September. None of the double checking the previous teacher's assessment or children exploring to see your behaviour boundaries. Parents know you already, so take up less time checking you out for reassurance. You know exactly where they are academically by July, so planning English and Maths in September is speedier (after the initial check of who has lost skills / knowledge over the summer).
I found it worked really well.
For transition day I spent time on exploring the children's concerns about the new year group, I reminded them of my expectations, discussed curriculum content to get them enthused for September, reassured them about SATs, they wrote about their hopes for the following academic year and I used these for an initial display in my new classroom. We also did an extended team building challenge, as I knew team work was an issue for them and the luxury of a whole afternoon off curriculum to do the challenge was great.
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