Transition at Alma Park Primary School

TRANSITION describes the movement that takes place from one familiar setting to another.

At Alma Park, we strive to ensure that children are fully supported in their transition.

Entering a new situation (e.g. a new classroom and a new teacher) can be a stressful time, and some points of transition e.g. EYFS to
KS1, can be especially so, due to the change of ‘play’ based curriculum to a more formal approach.

aim to:

  • Promote the smooth transition of children at the start of each new setting

  • Prevent and alleviate stress

  • Promote the continuity of teaching and learning

Our policy and practice has been adapted to support children in settling into their new learning environment in preparation for future learning and development.

Part of this process includes:

  • Previsits to the child’s new class

  • Meet the teacher sessions

  • Whole school transition morning

  • Stay and play mornings

  • Playtimes in new setting

  • Pupil passports



Entering our Nursery - Presentation
Entering our Reception class - Presentation
Reception to Year 1 - Presentation


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