Buxton Junior School

Transition into Year 3

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We realise that moving into Year 3 can feel a little daunting and so we have a close relationship with Buxton Infant School in order to ensure that every child moving to our school feels confident, happy and secure about moving up. We hold many transition days and events such as orienteering, discos and singing parties for the children so they are familiar with the school. Transition events aren't just for the Y2s; we want all the children to feel comfortable with our school so we arrange for the Foundation Stage and Year 1 to visit too. Older children from our school also visit the infant school (they love going back!) so there are always lots of familiar faces when the Year 2 children start.

The staff also get together regularly to ensure the handover is seamless. We do a teacher swap so that the children get to meet their new teachers and see their old ones.

For parents, we hope the website has lots of useful information and every year we hold an evening in the summer term where all parents are invited into school to meet the teachers and see the classrooms. If as a parent you have any concerns about transition, please do get in touch. 


BIS – BJS Transition Schedule 2019/20

13/12  PM Y2 to walk up to watch Y3 dress rehearsal

11/3 – Y3 to FS- stories to share @ 1:45

13/3 - Y4 visit Y1- stories to share @ 1:45 

5/5 - FS to Y3 - singing party @ 1:45

6/5 - Y1 to Y4 - singing party @ 1:45

19/5 - Y2 – Y5 Orienteering afternoon

4/6 - Y2 to BJS – school tour with Y5 buddy

1/7 – Y3 teachers to come to BIS to teach Year 2s for the morning

2/7 - Y3 teachers to come to BIS to teach Year 2s for the morning

3/7 – Y2 to BJS for activity morning, children dropped off there first thing, share booklets made by Y3 children

8/7 Y2 to BJS Moving on day (dropped off there in the morning and stay for lunch)

8/7 6pm Y3 BJS evening for new Y3 parents

16/7 Y2/3 disco at BJS 5.30-6.30pm