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Virtual Taster Day

Please find detailed below the information and resources which was sent to all primary schools to support transition into year 7.  Please click on the links throughout the document to access the different resources.


Dear Year 6 teacher and pupils,

We hope that you are all well and we welcome you to your transition day to St Catherine's College.

We probably all feel the same way about's all a bit strange as we won't get to meet each other in person, which we are sad about, but we cannot wait to get to know you all in September!

Today we have a number of exciting activities we would like you to complete; these are things that we would get you to complete if you were here in the building with us.

Firstly, we would like to give you a proper welcome and introduce you to the Headteacher here at St. Catherine's College, your Head of Year and the tutor team. Can you spot your tutor?

We'd also like to give you a flavour of what will happen on your first day here, so places are familiar and not too scary:

To help you get around the school, we have given you a map with a number of questions to help you to think about how to get around the school... you can discuss the answers with your teacher!

To help us get to know you better, we would like you to complete a few activities and send them back to us.  The 'My Year Ahead' sheet will help you to think about what you would like us to know about you and what you would like to do when you join us here at St. Catherine's College.  There are some Maths, English and Science activities for you to complete, too.  If they could all be sent back to us with one of the English pieces in your best handwriting, that would really help us to get to know more about you.

We know you are going to have lots and lots of questions about coming to St Catherine's College and might even be feeling a little bit worried - it is perfectly natural to feel that way.  We want to answer as many questions as we can.  With your teacher can you send your questions to us and we will get back to you in the next week with the answers which will hopefully calm those nerves a little bit!  If your teacher could email the questions to us at , that would be great!  You could also look at the following website together which might help you.

We really hope that your transition day is a good one.  Look out for more activities based on the book we sent you as a gift and enjoy reading is 'Wonder'ful.

Take care,

Mrs Williams, Mr Wenham and Mrs Clegg.

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