Knowing how detrimental the summer holidays can be on learning we ensure, through the transition process, that children have the opportunity to get to know their new teacher. This is also a time for the teacher to familiarise themselves with their class. This involves assessing their learning ability as well as getting to know their individual learning needs. Just as importantly, families also have the opportunity to meet the new staff working with their child which can alleviate some of the fears they may have about September.
Children moved to their new classes on Monday 29th June, giving children and their families three whole weeks to settle into their new classes.
Kozyhar who has now moved into Year 6 said,
It’s good to transition early because after the summer holidays we’ll know exactly how our new class works, where everything is and the kind of learning we’ll be doing.
Nimat, who has moved from a ground floor classroom in Year 3 to an upstairs classroom in Year 4, explained,
It’s a good opportunity to find out about our new teacher before the holidays. I’ll feel more confident in September.