School visits during Covid-19 Situation
Visits are a little tricky at the moment - we were welcoming prospective parents of reception children and Year 2s after the normal school day, when the children have gone home but with the new national lockdown, this too has become impossible at the moment. However, I am always available to speak on the phone (or via email) so please contact the office on 01298 22156 or email@example.com to make a telephone appointment.
In the meantime, please have a look at the videos which we created in the summer for the current Year 3 children and their parents (scroll down this page to find the transition videos). These will help to familiarise you with different aspects of day-to-day life at Buxton Junior School.
Transition from Year 2 to Year 3
We are very proud of the transition from Buxton Infant School to Buxton Junior School and the feedback we receive from children and parents alike is universally positive.
Reception children make regular visits to the Junior School site to make use of the fabulous grounds in the Infant School's “Woodland Adventures” programme. Year 3 children visit reception classes in the Spring term and the reception children visit the Year 3 classes in the summer.
These links continue as the children move up into Year 1 and visit their linked classes who are then in Year 4 and on into Year 2 when their “buddies” become Year 5s.
In the summer term as the Year 2 children get ready to make the move to up to us here at BJS, the number of opportunities to visit our school increases and the Year 2 children are also taught at the Infant School by the teachers they will be having in September.
Both schools have designed broad, balanced and creative curricula which inspire children to develop a love of learning. The curricula are also designed to ensure that the children are very well prepared for the next step on their educational journey. The Buxton Infant School curriculum dovetails into the Year 3 curriculum here at Buxton Junior School, ensuring that no time is wasted in repetition and progress is maintained.