We at The Hart School understand that due to restrictions over the course of last year, children in Year 6 have not had as much time in the classroom, nor have they had the opportunity to participate in many of the enrichment opportunities ordinarily offered by their primary school. Our Summer School programme is aimed at addressing these elements whilst empowering our young students with the skills, confidence and knowledge to help the smooth transition to year 7.
We are looking forward to warmly welcoming the Year 6s that have signed up to our Summer School programme.
The Hart Summer School Key Information form must be returned to us no later than Wednesday 14July to ensure that your child can participate in the Summer School. The link for the form is https://forms.office.com/r/36tEMxBbEU
The theme of the week is ‘We are Rugeley’.
Teambuilding (Arts and Crafts) Children will use a range of fun and exciting art techniques to create their own class totem.
Visit to Go-Ape* A day spent both up in the trees and down on the ground using team working and problem solving skills
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) An engaging range of activities focused around Formula 1 during which children design, make and test a model car whilst considering the Science around aerodynamics.
Let’s Get Physical* (outdoor activities and Performing Arts) Whether up a climbing wall or shooting arrows children will be involved in a carousel of different activities designed to support both mental and physical well-being.
Business and Enterprise Day and Celebration Event Children start of the day looking at marketing of products before creating one of their own. The weeks program then comes to a finale in an assembly to celebrate all that has taken place over the week.
The sessions will run from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm (other than on Tuesday 3 August). Your child may come onto the school site no earlier than 9.20 am. If you are collecting your child from the school, please do so by 2.35 pm.
A breaktime snack and hot lunch will be provided. You can supplement this with additional healthy snacks (products with nuts are not allowed).
Your child should wear normal clothes rather than their primary school uniform. Clothes must be appropriate and suitable for a school environment. On Tuesday and Thursday please ensure your child is dressed for physical activities, including wearing trainers. A Summer School T-shirt will be handed out on Monday. They should wear this to Go-Ape and can wear it again on the Thursday should they wish to.
In cases where transport is an issue support will be given where practicable.
Basic stationery will be provided; however, your child is welcome to bring in a pencil case on the days they are in school.
End of the day
You will be asked whether your child will walk home or be collected. We will not allow a child to walk home without advance permission. If your child is collected from the school site then we will require a secure keyword from you for child protection purposes.
It is essential that parents/carers complete the medical form. Please ensure you disclose details of all medical conditions. In the event a medical condition is disclosed we may need to share this with outside organisations e.g. Go-Ape to ensure your child remains safe.
You will be able to give your consent to photos on the Summer School form.
Communication with the school
The Reception will be closed during the Summer holidays. In the event that you need to contact the school, please email SummerSchool@hartschool.org.uk. It will be checked for attendance; at the start of the day and at intervals during the day.
Go-Ape drop off and collection
To help the day run smoothly we would appreciate your support by arranging for your child to be dropped off at Go-Ape for 9.20 am. We recommend that you park at the Birches Valley Forest Centre car park and walk the short distance to Go-Ape with your child. The postcode for the drop-off point is WS15 2UQ. Collection is at 4.30 pm from Go-Ape. The emergency contact mobile phone number for this event is: 07493 320842.
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