Year 6 into 7 Transition 2022

Attending secondary school can be an equally exciting and daunting experience for young people and, as such, our transition programme begins well in advance of students joining us in September. Our Director of Transition will have met with primary colleagues, getting an understanding of students’ needs and their aspirations. In July, we then invite all year 6 students into college for two days, where they experience their new home:

  • Ride the school bus
  • Eat in our canteen
  • Meet their form tutor
  • Attend lessons
  • Start to navigate their way around the BVC site

It is our intention that this process gives students every opportunity to feel comfortable, supported and have confidence with which to start their Bottisham Village College journey.

 

We are very much looking forward to welcoming your children into Bottisham Village College for their induction days on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July.

For these two days, we would like parents or carers to arrange transport, however, if your child lives within the catchment area there will be spaces available on one of the school buses.   Please note the bus places are for catchment children only as there will not be enough space for all year 6 students.  Bus checks will be undertaken by duty staff when they arrive in school.  If you are driving your child into school please could they arrive for 8.30am.  The drop off point is in the Sports Centre carpark please drive past the school on your left and take the first entrance.  Staff will be situated there to guide your children into the school.  The end of the day is 3.05pm if you could come to the reception area we will bring any students who are not travelling on the bus over to you.

Students will have the opportunity to sample school lunches, which we would encourage, at a cost of £2.45 per day alternatively, they may bring a packed lunch.  Please send them with a healthy snack and a drink for morning break each day which will take place between 11am-11.25am.  During both visit days, we expect students to wear their primary school uniform.  The only equipment they will need is a pencil case with pencil, pen and ruler as basic equipment.  All students in receipt of FSM will receive their lunch allowance as normal.

If your child is required to take medication during the school day could you please provide the medication with clear instructions and ask your child to hand this over to the group leader on arrival at school.  If you have any questions please email bgreig@bottishamvc.org

 

Our Year 6 transition evening will take place on Monday 4th July: there are two presentations split between our various primary schools.

5.45pm arrival at the Evans with the talk commencing at 6.00pm (Letter)

Kettlefields, Cheveley, Fulbourn, Bottisham, Fen Ditton, Swaffham Prior and Swaffham Bulbeck.

6.30pm arrival at the Evans with the talk commencing at 6.45pm (Letter)

Burwell, Great Wilbraham, Teversham and all out of catchment schools.

Details of the lunch menu can be found here. 

Details of bus routes can be found here.

Admission booklet link

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School transport information

We have been informed by the Local Authority that parents of new year 7 students who live in our catchment area will need to apply for their child’s bus pass for this September.  Applications can be made through the following link:  www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/education/transport

When students arrive at the college, they will undergo a series of online assessments, as we wish to quickly get an understanding of their strengths and needs. Combined with KS2 data, we shall then work to place students in appropriate study groups.

Year 7

Setting

Study Groups (art, English, French, humanities, music, performing arts, RS & science)
  • Mixed attainment classes based on CAT4 assessments.
  • Students who require additional support in literacy and numeracy will follow our nurture curriculum with increased time for the core subjects.
Maths
  • Students are placed in attainment sets based on assessments at the beginning of Year 7
PE
  • Students are placed in attainment sets based on prior attainment in PE.
PSHE
  • Students are taught in their mixed attainment form groups
Creative Design Rotations (Computer Studies, Design & Technology and Food & Nutrition)
  • Students are taught in mixed attainment classes.

 

Students will follow a broad and exciting curriculum, using a two week 50 lesson timetable, split into Week A and Week B.

Number of lessons per fortnight

Maths English Science French Geography History PSHE REP Performing Arts PE Creative Design  Music Art
8 7 5 5 3 3 2 2 3 4 4 2 2

 

Details of our curriculum intent in year 7 can be found on our curriculum pages here.

There are many highlights of the year to enjoy in year 7:

  • School trips to Framlingham
  • Year 7 Disco
  • House Enrichment Activities, including “The House Games” in the Summer Term.
  • Extended Schools Activities
  • Sports Fixtures
  • Year 7 Camp in Norfolk

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