We aim for the children to be as independent as possible going into Reception class – toilet trained and where their individual needs dictate. We implement British Values and encourage:
We hold Transition Parents Evenings in October every year to enable parents to ask any questions to the teachers about their child and discuss “School Readiness”. Going to Reception class (‘Big School’) topic is implemented in the Summer Term and the children will be asked to contribute items related to their future school e.g uniform, brochure and pictures to aid familiarity.
The Teachers (Key Persons) will initiate conversations with their key children, who are in the Transition year and discuss what they think may be different and what will be the same and all the fun activities they will do within Reception class. The Teachers will talk through any concerns the child may have and initiate activities and group discussions relating to any issues enabling these to be overcome. Caring Hands will provide a variety of resources that relate to Reception class in their future school e.g. role play area set up as a classroom, books on Big School, photographs/photo albums of all the schools the children may attend.
We are building up a strong relationship with many of the local schools and the Nursery Manager will have meetings with parents about their child and future schools. Caring Hands sends all the children’s learning documents to their parents and complete EYFS reports to their future school that includes the child’s level of their learning and development in all areas to ensure the Reception class teacher is aware of the child’s capabilities/needs and to ensure a smooth transition into school.