Year 6 Transition Event
On Wednesday we welcomed 171 Year 6 pupils for the first of their three-day Transition School experience. Pupils in attendance came from 22 local primary schools. During the evening there was an opportunity to return to school with parents/carers to try on uniform, meet with tutors and be presented with a school tie. Mr O’Toole, Headteacher and Mrs Lewis, Progress Lead Year 7, welcomed everybody to Sir John Talbot’s School community.
During Transition School students followed a full timetable where they experienced a variety of lessons all of which were based around Sir John Talbot the school’s founder. In Science students were tasked with making and testing trebuchets and investigating metals to find best metal to make armour. Students developed a range of practical skills in Design and Technology and have been busy in the wood workshop creating a desk tidy using a range of machinery and hand tools. They have also practised their hand embroidery skills whilst manufacturing a felt lion bookmark. In Food Technology they learned how to use their sensory skills to describe the tastes, textures and aromas of homemade bread. Following a demonstration on how to make soda bread they all got to try this at lunchtime. Students were creative in Art where they made Jasper Johns inspired pop art letters using oil pastels and paint. Two wonderful artworks were produced spelling out Sir John Talbot which were displayed in the School Hall.
On Thursday students were handed t-shirts to be worn on their final day of Transition School. Friday morning began with a talk from Mrs Brown, Assistant Headteacher, explaining how to be SJT ready! Mrs Lewis gave students a clear explanation of our expectations regarding cycling to school safely. As a reminder all students cycling to school should wear a helmet. When leaving at the end of the school day on a bicycle students need to wait until 3.25pm before cycling on the school footpath.
Posted by marchesadmin on 15th July 2019, under SJT
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