So you are at primary school...

It is really important that we all help you to do well at primary school.

Our staff will talk to your teachers to see if you need any extra help to catch up in your literacy and numeracy.

Your school will help you to get ready for SATs. School may give you SATs revision guides.

If you have any problems in school we can talk to your teacher.

You may have a one to one tutor in school to help to do your very best.

Before you move up to high school or secondary school, we will have an extra PEP meeting (called a transition meeting) to talk to your new teacher. You can meet your new secondary school teacher and ask any questions you want to.

Clubs and Activities

Why not join a school club?

Belonging to clubs in and out of school is also a way of boosting your skills. Most schools and colleges offer a wide range of clubs and activities. For example you could have a go at hockey, try acting, join a computer club or turn your hand to gardening!

Clubs can help you:

  • communicate better
  • meet friends
  • feel independent
  • learn something new
  • enjoy yourself
  • increase confidence

If you are interested in joining a club, see what your school or college has to offer and investigate what is available in your local area. Talk to your carers and Social Worker about what you would like to do.

Reading and Book Clubs

Reading is fun! You can lose yourself in a good book. Books have lots of really useful information in to help you study.

The Virtual School runs three book clubs:

Letterbox Club is for children in years 1, 3, 5 and 7 and runs from May to October.

If you are 4 to 6 years old you will be in our Bookworm Club, the reading club for younger readers.

A book club for children in Year 4 and Year 6 called Boomerang Club will also run from May to October.

Don't forget to go to your local library to keep reading.