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We recently held a reading competition where children were asked to take a picture of themselves reading in an unusual place.
TTSA Transition Project with Lostock High
Since September 2019, Barton Clough has been a part of the TTSA (Trafford Teaching School Alliance) Transition Project. The aim of the project is for primary schools and high schools to work together to create a stronger transition for their pupils from Year 6 to Year 7. As Lostock High are our nearest feeder high school, we have partnered with them to create a project that we think will benefit our pupils and ensure they have a smoother transition to high school.
Like Barton Clough, Lostock High have a strong focus on reading, reading for pleasure and in particular developing a child’s reading age so they are able to access age appropriate materials. We have decided together that our reading focused project will begin in the Summer of 2020 and will focus on preparing the pupils who will be attending Lostock High for their future English lessons as well as transition readiness.
Towards the end of Year 6, pupils will follow our English construct inspired by a new text. However, they will only be introduced to half of the text because in September they will then continue with this same text in their first few weeks of English lessons at Lostock High. We are hoping to see that if the familiarity of a text, similar teaching techniques and approaches to English lessons have a positive impact on a pupils smooth and positive transition to Year 7, academic ability sustaining over the summer holidays and their overall attitude to reading.
We are very excited about being part of this project and firmly believe it will have positive results for our pupils and their transition to Year 7. We will keep you updated as the project develops further.
Dates for the diary
- Year 4 Swimming – 20th February – 23rd July 2020 – (postponed)
- Easter Craft Workshops – (postponed)
- Class and leavers Photo’s – 17th April 2020
- EYFS & KS1 Sports day – Thursday 25th June 2020 (Weather permitted)
- KS2 Sports day – Friday 26th June 2020 (Weather permitted)
- Summer Fair -7th July 2020