Year 6 Transition 2019

Transition Week Monday 15 July – Friday 19 July 2019

Academy Day during July starts at 8.30am prompt and finishes 2.45pm each day
[On Friday 19 July the finish time is 12.30pm]
Year 6 Transition Evening – Monday 15 July 6.00pm *
*Uniform Measuring – Monday 15 July, during school day

Uniform Collection – Late August, to be confirmed

Welcome to Year 6 parents, carers and children who will be joining Hillsview/Outwood Academy Normanby in the summer of 2019. This page is designed to keep you informed about our Transition process over the coming weeks, but also to ensure that any questions or queries you might have are answered, and where relevant displayed here.

All parents will be received a letter from the Local Authority in March 2019 confirming places. If this is not the case, for example because you have moved house since applying for a place, please email contactus@hillsviewacademy.org and we will issue a duplicate.

For any other admissions queries, parents should simply contact the Redcar & Cleveland Local Authority Admissions Team via 01642 837740 or 837730 or e-mail via: schools_admissions@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Key Contacts

Claire Reid (Associate Assistant Principal for Transition/Community)
Kayleigh Laverick (Learning Manager for new Year 7)
Kris Marley (Assistant Principal SENCO)

Key Transition Dates 2019

Transition Week: Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2019
Transition Evening for Parents/Students: 6.00pm Monday 15 July 2019

Transition starts 8.25am Monday 15 July and finishes 12.30pm on Friday 19 July (School Closes)
Please report to the Main Hall by 8.25am on Monday 15 July.

Please note the school re-opens for all students on Wednesday 4 September 2019 for an 8.20am start.
Our term dates 2019-2020 are on the website here: www.normanby.outwood.com/term-dates

Communication and News

There are a number of ways parents and students can keep up-to-date with what is happening here at the academy, what events are coming up, and what letters and other information has gone home. You can follow us on Twitter @OutwoodNormanby and/or ‘Like’ our Facebook page: Outwood Academy Normanby. Liking means that our news comes up towards the top of your own FB news feed.

Key Documents for 2019

Copies of letters and documents passed onto Year 6 parents of students due to join Outwood Academy Normanby will appear below during the course of the year.

School Day

July 2019

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From September 2019:

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How is the School Uniform organised?
We will provide a full uniform to Year 7 students when they start the school. As students grow out of their uniform, parents are expected to buy official replacements, and there are more details about how to do this here: http://www.normanby.outwood.com/uniform It is planned that Year 6 students will be measured in school during Transition on Monday 15 July 2019, and that uniform will be able to be collected on certain days within the school holidays, on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 August.

Please note the following collection times, which would be very helpful if parents could adhere to:

Monday 19 August (10:00am – 3:30pm) Collection & Swapping/Re-Measuring/Ordering Spares

  • Current Y6 – 10.00am – 12.00noon
  • Current Y7 – 12.00noon – 2.00pm
  • Current Y8 – 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Tuesday 20 August (9.30am – 3:00pm) Collection & Swapping/Re-Measuring/Ordering Spares

  • Current Y9 – 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Current Y10 – 11.30am – 1.30pm
  • Anyone unable to make previous times 1.30pm – 3.00pm

What are the Transport arrangements?
Over the coming weeks we will liaise with Partner Primary Schools and parents on an individual basis to design the best transport arrangements during the Transition period. For many students it is hoped they can get used to using the means of transport that will be undertaken from September.

What equipment will my child need?
All students will be provided with a Planner in September. They are expected to have a school bag that is large enough to contain an A4 folder. The basic equipment that is required from September is:

  • A black pen
  • A red pen
  • A pencil and pencil sharpener
  • An eraser
  • A scientific calculator
  • A school geometry set which should include a compass, a protractor a 6 inch ruler and a set square

What are the lunchtime arrangements?
Year 7 students have their lunch as a year group, between 12.30 – 1.00pm. This ensures there is minimal queuing time and that they can eat together in their first year at the academy. The catering is provided by Robertsons who operate a ‘ParentPay’ system. Parents can load student accounts from home, or students can add money using two optical finger recognition stations in the school. We will provide log-on details for parents in due course, and there is no need to contact Robertsons directly at this stage. For more details visit: http://www.normanby.outwood.com/catering-and-parent-pay

SEN and Inclusion

During recent months, colleagues have been visiting primary schools to meet Year 6 teachers to gather crucial transition information. Colleagues from several of our partner primary schools will also be working alongside Year 6 students at Outwood Academy Normanby during this week in July as part of the Transition process.

Question Form

If you have a question that you think the answer would be of use to other Year 6 parents, please email contactus@hillsviewacademy.org or use the form below, and relevant information will be added to the Frequently Asked Questions section of this page. We will of course also answer specific questions relating to your child directly via this form.

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Answers to Questions – Previous Transition Events

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 parents and carers to our Year 6 Transition Evening week commencing Monday 15 July 2019. At the occasion, we obviously hope your child will have enjoyed their first days at Outwood Academy Normanby. After the presentation on that evening, we will once again post on this page answers to questions that are raised, for the benefit of all parents/students. These will later be drawn together into a handy document that can be printed and downloaded from our website.

These points were raised, to seek further clarification, on the previous Transition Evenings at our schools on Teesside:

PE Trainers
All students should have a pair of trainers for every PE lesson. They can be any colour.

Football Boots
Students will require football boots for certain activities throughout the year. They can be any colour, and can have moulded studs/blades or the screw-in types.

Free Year 7 Provided Uniform
New students in Year 7 will receive a free uniform consisting of: blazer, tie, trousers or skirt, two white shirts, PE kit: polo shirt, rugby shirt, shorts, socks. Where parents purchase ‘spares’ or additional items in the future these must be the official branded versions available online from Trutex. This year we also established Bambini of Guisborough as a stockist of replacement/spare items. Measuring is 15 July 2019, during the school day and collection is 19/20 August 2019 Details of collection times are above but also on our dedicated uniform page here: www.normanby.outwood.com/uniform

PE Tracksuit Bottoms
These are not provided free, but any tracksuit bottoms purchased must be the official ones via Trutex, or at Bambini of Guisborough, or plain black without logos or stripes.

Paying For Lunches (During Transition)
The fingertip recognition system will be set up. Students can load cash onto their account when in school, using one of the two machines. From September, parents will be able to load money onto their child’s account using ParentPay remotely via the internet.

Free School Meals during Transition
The academy has an agreement with primary schools so that free school meals continue to be provided during the Transition weeks, whilst Year 6 students are on their visit to us. If there has been an issue with this for your child, please contact either Karen Bullock, Exams Officer/FSM on kbullock@hillsviewacademy.org or Debbie Smith, Office Manager on dsmith2@hillsviewacademy.org or the Year 6>7 Learning Manager Mrs Laverick via klaverick@hillsviewacademy.org

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