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.
Transition events 2018 - 19
17/12/18 Y2 to walk up to watch Y3 dress rehearsal at 10am
13/3/19 Y3 visit FS with stories to share 1:45pm
15/3/19 Y4 visit Y1 with stories to share 1:45pm
7/5/19 FS visit Y3 for a singing party 1:45pm
10/5/19 Y1 visit Y4 for a singing party 1:45pm
21/5/19 Y2& Y5 Orienteering afternoon
6/6/19 Y2 to BJS for school tour with Y5 buddy 1:45pm
3/7/19 Y2 teacher swap @ BIS
4/7/19 Y2 teacher swap @ BIS
Y3 parents to BJS evening meeting – date tbc
5/7/19 Y2 to BJS for sports activity morning, dropped off there first thing and share booklets made by Y3 children
10/7 Y2 to BJS Moving on day (am and lunch).
16/7/19 Y2/3 disco at BJS 5-6pm time tbc