YEAR 6 TO YEAR 7 - TRANSITION
Welcome from our Headteacher, Mr Jones
Meet our Year 7 team for 2021/2022
All students must wear school uniform. We believe this to be very important for a number of reasons, notably, as it gives a sense of belonging which can help in many aspects of school life. No item of school uniform should follow the changes of popular fashion; such styles are usually unsuitable and occasionally unsafe for the busy life of a co-educational school.
Navy blazer with school badge
White formal shirt: short or long sleeve
Mid grey smart trousers - no jeans or cords. Waistbands to be worn at waist level; no lower. Plain black fitted belt, if necessary with black socks
Mid grey, smart, knee length skirt with white socks (knee or ankle length) or black tights
Mid grey shalwar kameez – straight cut and an appropriate length
Navy hijab: plain with no logos or patterns folded neatly and worn above or on the shoulder. Jilbabs are not part of the school uniform and should not be worn.
Mid grey V-neck jumper (optional. Cannot be worn without the blazer)
Plain black, smart leather shoes (No knee length boots or high heels)
Navy blue prayer hats may be worn
Fashion Fair stock the fabric that should be used for the shalwar kameez and the hijab. For health and safety reasons, the hijab must be tied back during Science, PE, Food and Resistant Materials lessons, and whilst carrying out other practical-based activities.
Any hair accessories should be plain navy blue or black.
Make up should be discreet. No coloured nail varnish, and nails must be kept
short. Students may be asked to remove excess make up.
Sweatshirts and hoodies are not permitted in school. Caps and hats are not part of
the uniform and must be removed when inside school buildings. Students should
also have a school bag that is of a suitable size and shape.
Our community partner Fashion Fair will be able to supply all aspects of the uniform at a reasonable price. Alternatively, other suppliers may stock standard items.
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Disruption Free Learning - Equipment For School
It is essential that every student has the correct equipment for all lessons. Through having the correct equipment lessons can start promptly and the focus will be on learning, disruption free.
All students must have pens blue or black for writing with and red or green for marking and underlining work, pencils, rubbers rulers, and a sharpener. Students may find colouring pencils and a small dictionary useful. For examinations, only a black pen should be used.
Additional equipment for subjects:
For Maths - A protractor, a compass and a calculator (from Year 8 this needs to be a scientific calculator).
For Languages - Years 7- 9 need a small French dictionary. It is recommended that GCSE students purchase the Oxford School French or Spanish Dictionary.
For Art - a soft pencil 2b is recommended and a 3b and 4b would be useful.
Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak and listen in a way that allows you to communicate effectively.
At Kelmscott School, we realise the importance of our students having good literacy skills. This can enable students in the future to have higher self-esteem, better health and great jobs.
We ask our students at Kelmscott to read independently every evening for 20 minutes to ensure they maintain and improve their vocabulary skills and develop a greater understanding of the written word.
Our school has an outstanding library which contains an exciting range of reading books available for our students to borrow. The library is a meeting point for students to read during break times or to take part in the organised activities such as: competitions, book clubs and quizzes.
Have a look through your Kelmscott Wonder summer challenge below. We hope you have fun reading the book and completing the booklet tasks.
“I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.” Margaret Atwood
Click on the front cover to open the booklet.
We have created two printable optional worksheets for you to complete linked to the book Wonder.