We are delighted to introduce to you our GORSE Academies Trust, Year 6 into Year 7, Bridging Units. These consist of a series of 30-minute lessons within the following subjects: English, mathematics, science, history, geography, MFL (French or Spanish) and sports. Please click on the subject links below to access these resources.

We aim to encourage learners transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7 to engage with key knowledge and skills in a variety of topics, which in turn will enable students to access the Year 7 curriculum with greater success. We also hope that these bridging units will consolidate key learning from Key Stage 2 and, where appropriate, introduce new learning which will improve your son/daughter’s understanding and confidence within each of these subjects as they embark upon Key Stage 3.

In total, The GORSE Academies Trust Bridging Units contain 45 lessons. Once students have completed a lesson we ask that they record this in the reflection booklet – please see link to the reflection booklet below. When students have finalised their reflection booklet we ask that these are returned to the academy either by post or emailed to [email protected], by Friday 4 September, 2020. Please note that students should be aware of the Modern Foreign Language that they will be studying in September from the information received in their transition packs.

For each lesson that is completed and recorded, students will receive a Form Tutor Credit when they commence their Year 7 studies with us at The Ruth Gorse Academy. If a student completes all 45 lessons they will receive an additional 5 credits meaning that a total of 50 Form Tutor Credits are available. When students receive their Form Tutor Credits they will also receive a certificate to reward and acknowledge the work and time that they have put into these lessons.

A Form Tutor Credit is worth a full credit in our Positive Discipline system and the awarding of credits is of great significance in the academy. Positive Discipline certificates are awarded at incremental stages. If students complete all 45 lessons and achieve 50 Form Tutor Credits they will also receive their first Positive Discipline Certificate: The Bronze Award. If students achieve The Diamond Award (300 credits) in Year 7, along with meeting other criteria, they will be eligible for the Positive Discipline Reward Trip the following academic year (2021 – 2022).

By completing all 45 lessons, students will be eligible for both a certificate recognising the work they have put into completing these Bridging Units along with a Positive Discipline Bronze Award certificate!

We would really appreciate your support in encouraging your son/daughter to try these online lessons and ensure a positive start to their journey with us at The Ruth Gorse Academy. If you will struggle to access the resources online and require paper copies please contact the academy prior to Friday 18 July.

Year 6 to 7 Reflection Booklet
Click here to access the resources in PowerPoint

Bridging Units

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Mauricio’s Video
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