Year 6 Transition Information
Your Future at FRA starts in
Ms Bennett - Fire Tutor
Ms Mottart - Earth Tutor
Ms Quigley - Water Tutor
Ms Davies - Air Tutor
Mr Chapman - Ice Tutor
There is a lot that you can do at home to support their move to year 7. Often, the simple conversations and activites involved in preparing for the new term will help the young people gain confidence about the next step in thier future. With this in mind, we have put together a simple checklist about what can be done on a practical level through the summer break to lessen anxieties and so that uncertainties become familiar and manageable:
- Help your child to gather together the necessary equipment (please see our list of essentials below)
- Students will be aware that they will need to manage their time to ensure homework is done. Organisation is the key to successful study habits – have you given thought to where your child will study at home and where they will store their things for school?
- Rehearsing travel routes and plans will alleviate many worries. See our section on bus routes and expectations. Alternatively, walk the route to school with your child, timing how long it will take and which is the safest route to take, avoiding areas where the pavement does not exist.
- Make sure you and your child are aware of what will happen on the ﬁrst day. Run through this together a number of times, so that your child will know the expectations.
- Strong waterproof school bag
- A scientiﬁc calculator
- A pencil case containing the following:
- Pens and pencils
- Coloured pencils
- Pencil sharpener
- Glue stick
- Paper scissors
The First Day
Knowing what will happen in September often helps both new students and parents.
Monday 7th September 2020
What time do students arrive?
From 8:30am, but before 8:40am
On arrival students will be directed to the assembly venues
When will students get thier timetable?
On the first day
What do they bring?
Students shuold bring a school bag with all their equipment including sports wear
Free School Meals
Cornwall Council believes that when children eat better, they achieve better. Their Free School Meals Team are aiming to go paperless in the near future. As such they would like all new claimants to apply for Free School Meals online using the Cornwall Council website.
Applying on-line is not only simpler but a quicker route for parents to apply. Paper applications can take up to 10 working days to process, whereas on-line applications will be processed within 3 working days (normally the same day if submitted before 12 noon).
Please apply by using this link: www.cornwall.gov.uk/schoolmeals
A heads-up for your future uniform
Here at FRA we are very proud of our uniform and we use two Cornish companies to supply the branded articles. However, we are currently in unprecedented situation when children will need to come to school each day in clean clothes to avoid contamination. Because of this we have taken the decision that students will not wear school uniform or the sports kit for the first half term at least. When the current situation eases we will return to full school uniform and sports kit for all but we will give you a half term’s notice of the return to uniform.
Our providers have been informed of this and we will keep them updated so that, like you, they will have 6 weeks notice to ensure stocks will be available.
Academy BLAZERS and TIES are purchased from Cornwall Screen Print & Embroidery which has premises in Fowey & Charlestown amongst other local outlets. They can be contacted at: email@example.com, www.cornwallscreenprint.co.uk or by phoning 01726 68689
BLAZERS COST FROM £34.00 to £39.00 (depending on size) & TIES COST £7.50
AGAME Sports Limited provide our sports kit and have their own online shop where you can order the FRA kit. This can be found at: https://shop.agamesports.co.uk/collections/fowey-river-academy
AGAME will soon be setting up a parent hub on their website which will help with sizing and any other kit-based FAQ you may have.
- A Watch
- ONE Ring
- ONE earing in each ear, in the lobe only. It MUST be a simple stud or small sleeper
- ‘Medicare’ braclet, if required
- Tailored, full length, black school trousers
- Tailored and ideally pleated black school skirt that has a hemline no more than 100mm above the knee
- Black leather belt
- Black school shoes – leather or leather effect
- Warm hats and scarves may be worn outside in social areas
- Transparent nail varnish
- Make-up that is subtle is allow as long as it is ‘natural’
- Black v-necked jumper or tank top may be worn during cold weather. These must only be worn UNDER the blazer
- Simple black hair bands that are specifically for keeping hair back
- Sensible coat for warmth and to keep dry. Can be worn on the way to school and outside in social areas but not inside school
- Clipper cuts, but nothing below a grade 2
- Top button done up
- Short black socks or black tights
- Additional jewellery
- No dangling earrings, big studs, fashion earrings, ﬂesh tunnels/stretchers. No facial or tongue piercings
- No bracelets
- Jeans/ Chino style trousers, light or “skinny” trousers. jeggings or leggings
- Tight or short skirts i.e. below the minimum length stated
- Fashion belts, including anything patterned or branded, any belt that is coloured
- Trainers, skate shoes, canvas shoes, fashion shoes, any type of boot, shoes with heels, shoes with industrial or steel toecaps. No suede or suede eﬀect shoes
- No hats or scarves allowed inside the building at any time
- Coloured nail varnish.
- Make-up that is brightly coloured, can be seen from a distance or glittery is unacceptable. There must not be any heavy eye-liner or mascara worn. No fake tan.
- A jumper that is not v-necked cannot be worn, nor can cardi-gans. No jumper can be worn in place of a blazer.
- Hair decorations that are coloured, fashion accessories, braids or coloured extensions are not allowed. Accessories that serve no real purpose are not allowed.
- Fashion coats that are not useful to keep warm and dry. Hood-ies – even to and from school.
- No unnatural hair colour. This means that you may not use dye to change your hair colour to make an obvious fashion state-ment. No “Tram Lines” or “Rats Tails” etc.
- No shirts/blouses without top buttons. Top buttons must not be un-done.
- No coloured tights, tights with patterns, coloured/patterned socks, white socks or trainer socks.