Joining us in September!
At South Avenue, we place a huge importance on transition from one class to another as children move through to the next stage of their education. Transition for them may well be exciting but with it, also comes the unknown. How will I manage in the new classroom, with the new class teams and the new approaches? Will I belong? Will I succeed? Transition is something that we all go through a lot of the time, not just at these key moments of childhood. Transition is change and change is exciting. It can also make some students feel anxious. With this in mind, we will do everything we can to support our students through the transition process, working with you and them to ensure it is smooth and successful and they enjoy the whole process. Some children may use a countdown calendar like the one below to support them through the summer.
For those parents that would like to do more, we highly recommend the Positive Transition Programme for parents put together by Meadowfield Inclusion Development And Support (MIDAS). It’s free and available at https://www.meadowfield.kent.sch.uk/midas-and-stls/stls-resources/stls-school-digital-transition-pack/positive-transitions-digital-resources-pack-for-parents/
To support children joining our Reception classes in September, the EYFS team has prepared a video, also available on our social media, to support our parents and children with their morning transition to school.