2021 was a very different year for our Primary Transition. Again, due to Covid-19 we were unable to run our normal Open Day, School Tours and Coffee mornings but as soon as the government guidelines permitted us to, we adapted our transition process to include school tours, primary visits via zoom, virtual subject workshops, Induction days and Summer school.
Buddy & Summer School Videos 2021
We are allowing a limited number of school tours throughout the Summer Term. To book a tour please contact Miss Stevenson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Ham Lower School Academy Trials (Year 5 & 6 students)
We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge well done to everyone who came along to the West Ham Football Trials. It was amazing to see so many of you displaying such fantastic football skills and sportsmanship on the field. You should all be very proud!
You should have now received a formal letter from Mr Cronin, our West Ham Community Hub Officer, to let you know if you were successful in making it on to the programme and the plan moving forward. Our Year 6 School Academy Training sessions will be starting on Tuesday 29th June.
A member of the Primary team will be visiting every student in their primary school during the Summer term. If we can't do this in person we will arrange a virtual meeting instead.
Year 6 Induction Days
Thursday 24th & Friday 25th June 2021
(POSTPONED UNTIL Monday 6th September)
Unfortunately, due to government restrictions we have had to delay our Induction day until September 2021. We will send all the need to know information regarding the arrangements direct to parents.
(Week Commencing Monday 16th August 2021)
This year we had to hold our Summer School off school site due to the building work that is currently taking place at BCHS. (All details will be communicated with parents directly via email.)
We will be running a full programme including Monster inflatables, a Zoo Lab experience, a Drama workshop, a day at the Nuclear Races activity centre, a Cinema Experience day and a day at Clacton Beach/Pier.
Our Summer School focuses its attention on the students wellbeing, team building skills and helping them to make friendship groups in advance of them starting with us in September.
Virtual Subject Based Workshops
SCIENCE – W/C 28th MARCH – Fun science experiments: DIY Lava Lamp; Baking Soda Volcanoes; Tornado in a Jar; Rain Cloud in a Jar; Light Refraction. These are all done with everyday household items and we promise to let you know the ‘messiness’ levels when we set the experiments!
CONGRATULATIONS ALEX!! You won first prize for your entry to our Virtual Science Workshop.
LANGUAGES – W/C 12th APRIL - Follow two simple recipes, one in French (crepes) and one in Spanish (open topped sandwiches) recipes provided and demonstrated on video.
FELICIDADES MAX!! BIEN FAIT!! (Congratulations Max! Well Done!) You won first prize for your entry to our Virtual Language Workshop.
SPORT & PE – W/C 19th April - Create and label your own skeleton using items from around the house; live workouts with BCHS PE teachers; AI Basketball App - complete a series of virtual reality sport challenges.
CONGRATULATIONS DOMINIC!! You won first prize for your entry to our Virtual PE Workshop.
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY – W/C 26th April - Making a minute marble run using household materials – not as easy as it sounds!
CONGRATULATIONS KIARA, ANGEL & DHIAN!! You all won first prize for your entry to our Virtual DT Workshop.
HUMANITIES – W/C 3rd MAY - Ancestry – creating a family tree using online facilities, photos and family input. Make these as creative and detailed as you possibly can.
CONGRATULATIONS WOODY, ANGELINA & KIARA!! You all won first prize for your entry to our Virtual History Workshop.
WEST HAM FOUNDATION – W/C 17th May (TEMPORARILY POSTPONED) - Soccer skills with qualified WHU Foundation Academy Coach.
COMPUTING – W/C 24th MAY - Make a computer game using SCRATCH programme.
CONGRATULATIONS JACK!! You won first prize for your entry to our Virtual Computer Science Workshop.
DRAMA – W/C 7th June - Power props = Superhero.
CONGRATULATIONS TARA!! You won first prize for your entry to our Virtual Drama Workshop.
ENGLISH – W/C 14th June - Students dress as their favourite book character and write, in exactly 100 words, why they have chosen this character and book.
CONGRATULATIONS ELIZABETH & LOGAN!! You both won first prize for your entries to our Virtual English Workshop.
ART – W/C 21st June - 3D Paper house making; technical drawing demonstrations/exercises that will guide students through improving their drawing skills.
CONGRATULATIONS JACK!! You won first prize for your entry to our Virtual Art Workshop.
FOOD TECHNOLOGY – W/C 28th JUNE - Great BCHS Bake Off. Everyone is aware of the Bake off TV programme, it’s now your turn to get your aprons ready to show us your amazing culinary skills.
CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON, DOMINIC & AMELIA!! You all won first prize for your entry to our Virtual Food Workshop.