There are less than 35 school days left before our Grade 5s become Grade 6s and our Grade 6s become Year 7s.
As part of our Transition Program, we have two High School Days. These days are designed to mirror a traditional day at high school. We invite teachers from our local high schools, follow a timetable, move around the school to different classes and complete Year 7 work.
This is the timetable we followed:
We had to take our folder, pencil case, diary and healthy snack with us to each class as we couldn’t go to our locker tubs or bags between lessons.
Mr Langdon taught science. We found out that you copy notes from the board in some lessons. These notes help you learn and can also be used as study notes before unit tests or exams. Mr Langdon also shared his number one tip for high school; Be Organised!
Mr Devine taught maths. We played an addition game to warm our brains up and then worked with fractions.
Mrs Gurney taught English. At high school reading and writing is not separated into two subjects like it is at primary school. In our English lesson we copied the goals from the board. We learnt about using similes to describe ‘flanimals’.
Mrs Egan taught geography. We used an atlas to have a virtual race around the world. Knowing how to use resources is going to be very important at high school.
Sir Prize (friends with Miss Tery) taught humanities. We learned about rainforests using information from a text book. We read the information together and then answered questions. Our answers had to be in full sentences and clearly numbered.
We would like to thank Mr Langdon, Mr Devine, Mrs Gurney and Mrs Egan for being our high school teachers. We were able to ask questions about high school and learn how high school lessons usually run. High School Day has helped us understand more about what it is like to be in Year 7.
What did you learn about High School from High School Day?
What is your number 1 tip for doing well in Year 7?