The aim of prepared for schools is to ensure a smooth transition from nursery to school, which gives your child a head start in their education.
We use many strategies to prepare your child for the start of their school career, which include:
Role play, which allows children to explore school life in an imaginative and creative way. The role play area is transformed into a reception class. This allows children to participate in activities associated with school such as daily registration, assemblies and wearing school uniform. This exposes children to many of the daunting elements of their first day in an environment they are comfortable in.
Reception teachers are invited into the nursery to spend time with your child and to build a report. With your permission, your child’s key-person can share relevant information through passports to school. Individual learning journeys and my learning stories.
We visit the websites of the school your child will be attending and invite your child to browse the website on our interactive whiteboard.
Transition books for local schools containing photographs of key people and areas of provision are shared with your child to help familiarise them with their new learning environment
Circle times, story boards, persona dolls and transition sacks encourage the children to talk about their feelings and express any concerns they may be feeling.