Year 6 Transition 2020

Update 25/8/20 – uniform information (tech aprons). Click here for more information

Update 20/7/20 – uniform information, peripatetic music lessons information added. Click here for more info

Update 12/7/20 – Y7 induction will take place on Friday 4th September. Click here for more information

Update 3/7/2020 – Meet the Tutors! Click here for more info

Welcome to Friesland School, Year 6’s! We’re really looking forward to meeting you all very soon

Normally, you’d be coming to visit us to get settled in to your new school, but we’re having to do things a little differently this year.

On this page you will find a couple videos – one is a welcome video, so you can meet some of your new teachers and get answers some of the questions you may have about coming up to us.

The second video is a virtual tour of the school, so you can get start getting to know your way around the school.

New! You can now meet your new form tutors virtually! Scroll down to ‘Meet the Tutors’ for more information.

Parents – copies of some of the letters and work we have sent home to you recently are towards the bottom of this page.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The best way to get in touch at the moment is via email – please contact Mrs York at [email protected]. You can also telephone us on 0115 939 7326, but please be aware we still only have a few members of staff in school each day, so there may be a delay in responding to you

If you were unable to join our online presentation and live Q&A on Tuesday 30th June, you can watch it here. FAQs from the event are available to read by clicking here

Year 6 welcome video

Virtual tour of Friesland


Details on what uniform is required and where to obtain it is available on our Appearance and Uniform page. Please note that Morley’s of Chilwell are currently operating an appointment only policy for visits to their store, details are on the uniform page linked above

Update 25/8/20: further to a number of queries we’ve received regarding aprons, we note this information isn’t on the Appearance and Uniform page.

  • Students require two aprons for Technology lessons – a wipe down apron for food technology lessons, and a craft apron for other technology lessons.
  • Uniformality have these listed in their online store
  • If purchasing uniform from Morleys (Schoolwear Solutions), please contact them directly to check if they stock these as these are not listed in their online store
  • We may have some stock of these aprons in school for purchase. We will double check this and let you know via your child when they come to attend induction morning on 4th September
  • Please do not worry about having these aprons for the very start of term

Peripatetic music lessons

We have a wide range of peripatetic music lessons on offer at Friesland, delivered by our teachers from Derby and Derbyshire Music Partnership. These lessons are separate from the music curriculum offer at key stage 3. More information on peripatetic music lessons, and how to express an interest in them, is available on the Performing Arts Hub.

Our woodwind teacher currently has immediate availability from September onwards. For more information please click here. To express an interest, please use the form available from the Performing Arts Hub (linked above).

Transition work

Please find below copies of the Year 6 work booklets we have sent home recently, to have a go at over the Summer. There is no expectation to complete these booklets, but if you do decide to give them a try there will be reward points given out by your subject teachers in September.

All About You

Help us get to know you! Plus, find out a little bit more about your new school with the All About Me project


English project – Telling Stories


Maths project – puzzles and meet the department


Science project – Space and the Solar System

Space and the Solar System – planets factsheets