Everyone, adults and children, experience a mixture of emotions when a part of their life is about to change. Children have lots of different thoughts and feelings about going to secondary school. It can be exciting and scary at the same time.
How are you feeling? Excited? Worried? Something else? It is OK to have these feelings. However you feel right now, you are not alone.
Tower Hamlets have devised some activities to help you think about and prepare for your new secondary school in September. Over the remaining few weeks, we will share with you a range of transition activities and discussions which will help you think and talk about the feelings that you might have, and help to get you ready to start out in a new school. We will include the activities at the beginning of the home learning blog.
You might want to keep your completed activities to refer back to when you start your new school in September.
Information for you and your parents about secondary school transition is on the Blue Gate Fields Junior School website home page, just below the Latest News, in a section called:
Secondary Transfer Information for Parents and Pupils.
The first activity is about your thought and feelings about going to secondary school.
Remember to send in any work to us at email@example.com
9-9.30 P.E. with Joe
1st lesson: Numeracy
2nd lesson: Literacy
3rd lesson: History
Join IWM expert Ngaire, from the Imperial War Museum, aboard her cosy houseboat on the River Thames as she tells real life stories of how people passed the time—whether they sheltered in their back garden or in underground tunnels. What would you have taken inside to keep yourself and your family entertained?
Here is a first hand memory from the BBC:
"On this same night the air raid warning sounded again and after about 5 minutes we heard the dreaded drone of the German planes again. This was now about 10 o' clock at night and my mother rushed us all out into the back garden and into an Anderson air raid shelter made of corrugated iron.
It was half buried in earth and was right at the back of the garden. Everybody had them delivered months before the air raids, but we never really expected to have to use them
Being such a big family we couldn't all get in, so the neighbours either side of us lifted some of us over their fences and we stayed in their shelters until the all clear sounded. This night raid was more frightening to me as a child because I hated the dark anyway, and we could not have any form of light on because of the Blackout rules. It was pitch black, cold and wet in our shelter. Then all of a sudden there was a massive explosion which sounded very near. the ground shook, and you could hear lumps of metal hitting the roofs of the nearby houses. It was shrapnel, fragments of the bombs flying everywhere as they exploded. All of a sudden my old mum started singing, and one of my brothers played the mouth organ, and we finished up a lot more cheerful then. The bombs just kept exploding everywhere, and you could see the sky light up with a orange red glow as the buildings and factories went up in flames."
End of the day
Tomorrow is the last chapter of our novel so remember to check in!
We'd also like to remind you all, whenever you have a moment, to keep plugging away at your Mathletics and Bug Club to ensure you are practising and revising you maths and reading skills.
Have a restful evening and see you tomorrow.