Year 6-7 Transition: Thursday


Videos to watch…

Introduction to new students by Miss Hoban on SEN at Heart of England

Introduction for our new Parents/Carers from our SENCO Anna Hoban who introduces our support for children at Heart of England



Music in Year 7 focuses on you learning the knowledge and skills that will be the foundations to everything you will learn in music moving forwards. There is lots of focus on the musical elements, which some of you may have already learnt about.

In a typical musical lesson you will experience listening activities, performing activities (don’t worry you never have to do a solo of any sort) and writing your own music.

Year 7 have the opportunity to use a range of instruments from our Samba kit to bass guitar and also learn how to compose on the iMacs using Garageband.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Mrs Henton and the Music Department


Design and Technology is split into two subjects, Product Design and Food Technology.  You will study both subjects for an hour per week.

Product Design

In this subject you will learn about different woods and plastics as well as the tools and equipment that you can use to create your own products.  You will get to use a variety of different tools including CAD/CAM as well as learning the theory connected to these materials.  You will have lessons in the workshop and computer room so that you can complete research, designing and making tasks. Most importantly, we want you to enjoy your lessons, try lots of new processes as well as learning lots of new skills and knowledge.

Food Technology

During Food Technology lessons, you will get the chance to learn a whole range of recipes and develop your practical skills in the kitchen, allowing you to take home some delicious dishes and recipes.  We will stretch your creativity as well as teaching you about health, hygiene and safety so that your confidence within the subject grows.  You will also look at food theory, exploring different ingredients, where they come from and what they do.

From Mrs Vaughan, Mrs Briscoe and the Design and Technology Department

PE Challenge

Blog: Subject Focus

Every day during transition week there is a Subjects Focus post in the Transition Blog!  Today, the focus is on Music, Science and Technology.