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Beanfield Primary School

Transition Information

Transition across Key Stages

Transition into Nursery

  • We offer ‘stay and play’ sessions for parents, carers and their children in the term before they are to start in Nursery.
  • Home visits take place with the key worker.
  • Parents fill out an ‘All about me’ booklet with their child providing useful information about learning experiences at home.
  • Parents are welcome to stay with their child in their early days to ensure a smooth transition into Nursery life.

Transition into Reception

  • We provide ‘New Parents Evenings’ in the Summer Term to clarify expectations, uniform, procedures etc.
  • All parents receive a Reception ‘Welcome Pack’ with information about school meals, the school day, as well as important information forms to be completed.
  • Nursery tracking sheets are forwarded to Reception staff
  • There are transition meetings between staff about the children entering Reception.
  • We are part of the Pen Green ‘Market Place ‘for local providers (Nurseries and Reception) to share information through a larger forum.

Transition into Key Stage 1

  • Children in reception use books for adult led activities to prepare them for working in year 1.
  • Read Write Inc. phonics scheme is used in foundation stage and transferred to KS1.
  • Children spend the day with their new class teachers in July and parents can attend open evening to meet the new teachers.
  • Assemblies are shared with Reception and KS1 – These build gradually throughout the year with 1 in the spring term, increasing to 2 in the summer term.
  • Transition meetings are held between the Reception and Key Stage 1 teachers to hand over all tracking information and discuss each child on an individual basis.

Transition into Key Stage 2

  • All children in year 2 work in the same books as in KS2 – e.g. same width of lines, amount of books etc.
  • The timetable in KS1 is similar in KS2 with a morning break and lunchtime with no afternoon break.
  • Read Write Inc. is transferred from KS1 into intervention work in Y3.
  • Children spend the day with their new class teachers in July and parents can attend open evening to meet the new teachers.
  • Transition meetings are held between the Reception and Key Stage 1 teachers to hand over all tracking information and discuss each child on an individual basis.

Transition into Key Stage 3 (Mainstream pupils)

  • School placement letters are given to all Year 6 children once received from County at the beginning of September
  • Children are allocated secondary schools on 1st March
  • Consultation between admissions and parents takes place for unallocated children-school places for these children are then applied for by the school’s Wellbeing Manager
  • All children receive small group work on a transition programme aimed at getting them prepared and talking through their worries
  • Each school deals with transition differently as highlighted below:

Kingswood  - Information sheets emailed and sent back with a follow up welfare visit.

  • A tour of the school takes place with all Y6 children at once, all children walk to the school for the tour with Beanfield Staff.
  • All vulnerable children are taken individually or in small groups as many times as necessary to make them feel comfortable.
  • The children attending Kingswood have an extra transfer day attached to the usual town transfer day.

Lodge Park – The welfare lead comes in to talk to all children and go through worksheets with them to get to know the children.
All vulnerable children are taken individually or in small groups as many times as necessary to make them feel comfortable.

CBA – Safeguarding meeting takes place between the two leads
All highlighted/vulnerable children access two additional transfer mornings with other vulnerable children from across the town.

CTS and BW – Secondary staff come in to meet the children and talk to them about their new schools.

  • All children attend transition day in July where they spend the day in their new school.

Transition into the Unit Provision

Transition into reception year in the Unit

  • Parents are expected to book a tour before they name the DSP as their choice.
  • Open evening attended where parents can meet the team, have a tour of the Unit, look at examples of work and uniform.
  • A brochure and prospectus is given out to all new parents.
  • Home visits are booked and attended by the class teacher and Unit Manager.
  • Settling sessions are arranged before transition day where children attend initially with their parents and then without.

Transition throughout the year in the Unit

  • Parents are encouraged to book a tour before they name the DSP as their choice.
  • Unit manager will arrange to visit the child in their current setting before a place is confirmed.
  • Parent and pupil are invited into the school for a tour.
  • Settling sessions are arranged where children attend initially with their parents and then without.

Transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 in the Unit

  • Unit Manager contacts the school to discuss the pupil and their needs.
  • New school staff are invited into the Unit to spend some time with the pupils.
  • Transition arrangements are made which include a pre-visit where photographs of the new setting will take place – these are used with the pupils and their families.

House Points

  • Responsibility

    11473PTS
  • Tolerance

    9820PTS
  • Pride

    11079PTS
  • Freedom

    10653PTS
  • Respect

    10308PTS