Smooth Transition

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Transition

EYFS to KS1

We plan effectively for the transition from EYFS into Key Stage 1 to preserve the
best of foundation stage practice, whilst recognising key changes that children
would encounter in Key Stage 1, for example:

  • effective handover meetings are held between current and new class
    teachers in the summer, where pastoral needs and information about
    learning is passed on about each individual child.
  • children will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the KS1
    environment, including their new classroom and the playground.
  • opportunities for children and their parents to meet their new KS1
    teacher and familiarise themselves with our routines for a flying start.
  • coherent and sequential curriculum which builds on prior knowledge and
    skills.
  • children will continue with the Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme from
    reception to KS1, to continue to develop their reading skills.
  • cross-curricular themes to ensure that knowledge can be transferred
    between subject disciplines.
  • curriculum workshops are held at the start of every term, where we
    communicate with parents the key learning that will take place within
    their KS1 journey and how parents can best support at home.

KS1 to KS2

The transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 marks a significant shift in
expectations and attainment for children.
The staff at SPWPS play a crucial
role in providing a structured and supportive environment that fosters
confidence and readiness for the changes ahead, for example:

  • effective handover meetings are held between current and new class
    teachers in the summer, where pastoral needs and information about
    learning is passed on about each individual child.
  • children will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the KS2
    environment.
  • opportunities for these children and their parents to meet their new KS2
    teacher and familiarise themselves with new routines and expectations.
  • coherent and sequential curriculum which builds on prior knowledge and
    skills, including several points across the KS2 curriculum that link to prior
    learning.
  • gradually introducing more opportunities for children to take part in
    independent practice within the lesson, as part of adaptive teaching.
  • teaching of Reading, which starts mid-way through Year 2 to ease
    transition into reading lessons in KS2.
  • continuation of Read, Write, Inc for children whom still need support with
    phonics.
  • continuation of the Power Maths Scheme from KS1 to KS2 to reinforce
    children’s conceptual understanding of maths.
  • curriculum workshops held at the start of every term for parents, where
    we communicate key learning that will be taking place in KS2 and how
    they can support their child at home.

Joining St Paul’s Way Secondary School - Year 6 - 7 transition offer

The transition from Year 6 to Year 7 marks a significant change for children as
they move from a familiar primary school setting to a larger, secondary school
environment.

  • We have clear communication with St Paul’s Way Secondary School to
    ensure a seamless handover of individual children’s pastoral needs and
    learning information.
  • Year 6 children have a range of opportunities throughout their time with
    us to visit our secondary school for lessons, workshops and
    performances held by subject-specialist teachers, which also enables
    them to familiarise themselves with the secondary setting.
  • Our shared behaviour, attendance & teaching and learning policies
    support the children to understand the routines and expectations within
    our secondary school.
  • An inspiring and engaging curriculum throughout the school, which
    fosters opportunities for creative thinking, challenge, independence and
    builds their cultural capital.
  • Subject-specialist teaching across KS2, held by secondary school
    teachers for:

Ofsted: “Subject leaders collaborate across the primary and secondary phases so that pupils build their knowledge step by step over time.”