Year 6 induction days

Our brand new and shining Year 6’s have been with us here at the Academy yesterday and today.

Arhhh – bless them!

Apart from getting lost in such a large school they have been asessed and have taken part in some example lessons.

For instance in Geography the MRC has been working with year 6 students to find out about countries around the world and have been looking at some basic Information Literacy skills such as using contents, index and scanning for information.

I set them all a challenge to read 6 books over the long summer holidays and promoted the Public Libraries Reading Scheme.

Here are the slides….

Later in the day I give a short presentation to parents at their ‘induction’ – again emphasising the importance to keep reading over the summer, and and few tips on how to support their child to enjoy reading .

Year 6 Induction Days – Humanities Induction Activity

To introduce our Year 6 students to some of the basic research skills (Information Literacy) needed when using books we have teamed up with Humanities to help deliver a Yr 6 Induction Activity that we have successfully run together for the past few years.

Basically we provide several resource boxes that contain the relevant books which would give the answers to a list of questions.

The questions are all based upon a named Continent and include a Geographical, Historical and Religious based question.

MRC Staff work alongside the teacher in the classroom with the students to help them to select Keywords;  use Contents Page; Indexes and make notes.

A really nice, simple but effective session for Year 6’s.

Year 6 Induction Days -Summer Reading Scheme

As part of the Year 6 induction days here today and tomorrow at TDA the MRC is involved in several events.

The MRC has teamed up with Peterborough City Libraries to take advantage of the National Summer Reading Scheme.

During the i-connect session Year 6 students will attend a rolling programme to introduce them to the Summer Reading Challenge which will help to stop the Summer Holidays Reading dip; raise self-esteem and increase confidence and enjoyment in reading.

The challenge is to read 6 library books and there are lots of rewards and incentives to keep going. Plus a huge celebration for those who successfully read 6 books. We will be following our students and providing further recognition in the Autumn Term.

Later during the induction day there will be a separate session for parents to encourage maximum participation, to allow for a positive start in September for their child.