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The Adeyfield Academy

FAQ's Y7 Transition

What does a typical day look like? What time do we start, what time do we go home?  

Your day will formally start with registration at 8:35am. To make sure you start your day fuelled and ready to go why not join us for Breakfast Club in the canteen from 8am.

Lessons last for 1 hour each. For a breakdown of the school timetable please click on the School Timetable link on the Transition Page.

Lessons finish at 3pm, however there are a wide variety of clubs and activities which take place until 4pm. Head to PE and you will find a wide range of sports clubs, the LRC is a hive of activity after school with Home Learning Hub, Reading Club and Board Games. The art department, technology department, Music, Dance and Drama also run a range of different activities. Keep your eyes open for our Extra Curricular Timetable which will be available from September.

Who are the teachers at the school? 

For the full list of staff at The Adeyfield Academy please click on the ‘Who’s Who’ tab on the Transition Page. Key staff who will be supporting you during transition and throughout Year 7 include:

Principal: Ms Mason

Vice Principal (Designated Safeguarding Lead): Mr Crawford

Head of Year 7: Miss Stow

SENCO: Ms Day

What equipment do we need for school?  

Everyday in your bag you will need:

A Pencil Case with: Black or blue pen for writing, red & green pen for self-marking,  pencil, ruler, eraser, scientific calculator, sharpener

Reading Book                                                                                                                                                                              School Planner                                                                                                                                                                            Water bottle

The following items are not allowed in school:

Energy drinks or fizzy drinks of any nature                                                                                                    Chewing gum                                                                                                                                                                        Hoodies

What is a tutor group? What is it for?  

When you arrive in Year 7 you will be allocated a Form Tutor. They will be your first point of contact in school for any questions or concerns you may have. You will meet with your form tutor every morning for 25 minutes and take part in a variety of activities ranging from a year group assembly, ‘Theme of the Week’, numeracy ninjas and the big school read. Each tutor group will have up to 30 students. You will get to know each other really well during your time at The Adeyfield Academy. Your Form Tutor will remain with you throughout your journey at The Adeyfield Academy.

What subjects will I be learning in Year 7?  

You will study a wide range of subjects in Year 7 including

English

Maths

Science

History

Geography

Religious Education

Citizenship

Spanish

PHSE

Music

Performing Arts

Physical Education

Art

Computer Science

Design & Technology

How much Home Learning do we get? 

Home Learning will be set to help support your In-Class learning. This will all be set by Google Classroom (See handbook for more information) There is a Home Learning Timetable which will be issued in September. Each piece of work will be set with a time completion guideline to help you know how long to spend on each piece. If you have any questions or concerns about your Home Learning please do not hesitate to speak to your class teacher. The LRC also runs Home Learning Hub after school each afternoon Monday-Thursday. This is a great place to go to complete any Home Learning you have been set and to receive help in completing it if required.  There is also an opportunity for students to own their own Chromebook please see device plan in your welcome pack. 

What happens at lunchtimes and breaktimes?  

Break time lasts for 20 minutes after period 2, and lunch 45 minutes after period 4. You have the opportunity to purchase food from the Canteen, go and play on the courts or enjoy some fresh air outside. The LRC is also open to be able to go and catch up with friends and enjoy using the board games, computers or take time out to enjoy a good book.

What enrichment activities and extracurricular opportunities are on offer at the academy? What can I get involved in during lunchtime or after school? 

There are a wide range of extracurricular activities available for you to get involved in at the academy. We have schools teams in a wide range of sports including netball, rugby, rounders and athletics. A large variety of orchestras and music ensembles, as well as a vocal group, drama, dance and art clubs. We also offer a computing skills club, eco-club, spelling club, STEM and film club.  If there is something you would like to see offered we don’t already offer just ask! 

What student leadership opportunities are on offer when I start in Year 7?  

You have the opportunity to be a numeracy ninjas who every week leads the numeracy activities in their tutor time. You will record results which results in achievement points. You also have the opportunity to be a library leader who will support Mrs Wiseman, our librarian with literacy initiatives across the academy as well as supporting her in the learning resources centre. We also have the opportunity to be a member of the student forum who meet every other week on a Thursday after school. It is really important your views and opinions are taken into account at the academy.

 

If I'm worried, who do I go to? 

We want every student at The Adeyfield Academy to feel safe, happy and secure. If there is anything that you are worried about there are lots of people here to help. Your Form Tutor is always available for you to speak to, alongside Miss Stow.  In fact any member of staff is happy to listen and help. No worry is too big or too small, please come and speak to us so we can help. There are also the goodwill ambassadors, student executives and head and deputy students who you can always approach if you need someone other than a member of staff.

What happens if I get lost? 

You will find maps of the school on the walls around the school to help you if you are not sure where to go. The main school site is built in a square, so if you follow the One-Way corridor system you will eventually return to reception who will be happy to help point you in the right direction.

 

 

 

 

 

Get in touch

Miss Sam Rogers, School Business Manager

Longlands
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2 4DE

(01442) 406020