Get ready for your transition to Malet Lambert in September by completing the activities below. New activities are added every week!
Can you write a letter to your new teacher?
Think about what you would most like to tell your new teacher about yourself. You could include who you are, your age, what your favourite subjects are, what you enjoy doing in your spare time, any achievements or something you are proud of, what you are looking forward to at Malet Lambert. You can also include questions you would like to know the answers to.
Keep the letter safe for the first time you meet your new teacher!
We know that many of you will be feeling both excited and nervous starting secondary school. The team at BBC Bitesize have put together a series a videos and tips about transition to Year 7. We’d like it if you could, to have a look at these as part of our ‘Be Malet Ready’ activities. We hope they are useful and answer some of your questions.
This week we would like you to have a go at our quiz. It will help you to become familiar with Malet Lambert and there are prizes to be won! To answer the questions, you may need to use the Transition Guide we sent to you in March.
Have fun and Good Luck!
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is kindness. Mental Health problems can affect anyone, at anytime. Helping others and being kind is good for our own mental health, well-being and happiness. We can show kindness in our words and our actions and they don't have to take much time or cost any money.
We would like you to perform an act of kindness to someone and if possible tell us about it by completing this form.
Here are some of the lovely responses we've had so far:
"I dropped off sweets at all of my cousins houses as a surprise, and left them a note." - Phoebe
"I've written letters to my family in Cornwall to cheer them up." - Katie
"I have done chores for my Mum." - McKenzie
"I sent my Granny (who works for the NHS) afternoon tea as a treat." - Emily
“I took my Nanna some flowers and a note saying how much I miss her.” - Joseph
"I often chat to children on the buddy bench who need a friend". - Lenni
"I baked cookies for everyone in my house ". - Scarlett
"I raised £180 doing the Roy Castle Lung Foundation tapathon". - Abbie
"I made afternoon tea for my family and friends" - Jack
"I did a table top sale to raise money for a Nursing home" - Abigail
Positive health, mental health and well-being allow us to flourish and achieve. In the difficult time we are in, we would like you to think of the positives and to think about things you are looking forward to.
These can be school related and related to your transition to Malet Lambert but they can also be about anything you are looking forward to in the future. These will make a great discussion point when you meet the other members of your tutor group.
We hope you enjoy the activity!
Our Pupil Leadership Team have a very special message for all our new Year 7 pupils! Check out the video below:
They are happy to answer any questions you might have before coming to Malet, and will regularly update the FAQ page on our website with their answers.
You can ask your question using this online form: https://forms.gle/usYscPbWV7SZozrL7
Answers will appear on the transition FAQ page.
We’d like you to start thinking about the structure of your day at Malet Lambert.
Using this ‘routines’ document, construct a plan of what you think you’ll do during a typical school day. We’ve put some activities and times in already to help you learn about the structure of the Malet Lambert day.
Top Tip: If you can't (or don't want to) print the routines document, you can create your own!
Remember to also keep asking our Pupil Leadership Team your questions for Activity 6!
We realise that taking the next step in your school life can be a worry for some pupils but we hope that this task will help to reassure you and address some worries you may be having.
Read the personal account that explains how a current Year 7 pupil coped with their transition to Malet Lambert last year.
You could then complete the "Worry Cloud" to address your worries and come up with solutions. Our Year 7 pupil had some great solutions that really helped them to settle.
Remember that you can still ask our Pupil Leadership Team any questions you have about Malet Lambert on Activity 6.
You may be worried about your friendships as you transition to secondary school. It is a time where friendships may change, but this is normal. You can see your old friends and you will make many new friends.
Being a good friend is important, and so this task will make you think about what qualities are needed to be a good friend and how you might approach making new friendships.
Some of you will have watched in school last week our welcome video about Malet Lambert, but for those that couldn't, or if you want to watch again at home, here it is:
If you still have any questions to ask after watching, please remember you can ask our Pupil Leadership Team.
We would also like to take this opportunity to let you know about Peer Mentors. Peer Mentors are pupils who are specially trained to help and support other pupils with any issues they might have and don’t want to speak to an adult. Check out the video below for more information about the work they do:
We’d like you to get to know your tutor. Your form tutor will be your key contact at Malet Lambert for support and advice. You’ll remain with this tutor throughout your journey at Malet Lambert. Each of our tutors has provided information about who they are and they’ve each offered their top tips to have a successful transition.
If you haven’t received the letter confirming which tutor group you’re in, please contact the school.
Click your tutor group below to see the message from your tutor:
|7LBE – Miss Betts||7SPI – Miss Pickering|
|7DCL – Mr Clarke||7SDA – Mr Day|
|7CFA – Mr Farr||7ANO – Miss Norman|
|7MBG – Mr Berger||7KHA – Miss Hartley|
|7DCO – Mr Cox||7JLA – Mrs Lawrence|
|7BAN – Miss Anderson||7KWI – Mrs Wilkinson|
You will have made a lot of memories during your time at primary school and now is a great time to look back and remember them all. Complete the making memories activity and take a trip down memory lane.
What does transition mean to you? You will have heard the word quite a lot recently, so can you make up a poem to show what your transition to secondary school means to you? Bring in your poem to give to your tutor on your first day at Malet Lambert.
Setting and achieving goals is an important life skill. By setting goals you can maintain focus and motivation, and celebrate your achievements. Try the setting goals activity and set yourself some goals to help you to achieve at Malet Lambert.
Being able to manage your money and a budget is an important life skill. You may need to manage a weekly lunch budget when you come to Malet Lambert to make sure you have enough money each day.
We know that some of you will worry about different things that may happen when you come to Malet Lambert. This "What if?" activity gives some examples of situations you may find yourself in and asks that you work out a plan to overcome any problems.
Assemblies are an important part of life at Malet Lambert. Each Head of House has produced an end of year virtual assembly, which we encourage you to view on any day between 10 am and 2 pm, from Tuesday 14th July to Friday 17th July.
Following on from the Staying Safe in the holidays section of last weeks assembly, think about how you will stay safe when you start attending Malet Lambert. Complete the activity to devise your safety rules with an adult at home.
Use the Getting Organised list to help you to plan and check that you are equipped with everything you need when you start Malet Lambert.