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Transition

 

The majority of children who join Westroyd in reception come from our Nursery. However for all the parents and carers of children who  join us in the September, are invited to attend  a New Parents Evening in June. Our aim is to to ensure that all children can feel confident and secure when they arrive in September to join Westroyd.  

 

During the final half of the Summer Term some children in Year 2 may leave us to go to other schools. (This is still part of our transition from an Infant School to a Primary School) Parents have the choice to keep their child at Westroyd or go to Springbank Primary School. To help with this transition process and to help the children become more familiar with Springbank we have organised the following.

 

  • Springbank run 4 after school clubs such as art, football, athletics and ball skills for Westroyd's Year 2 children to join along with their Year 3 children.  This allows the children to become familiar with the school and meet the staff. The clubs run for 6 weeks from 3.15pm to 4.15pm. The children are taken to Springbank by staff but we ask that parents collect their children directly from Springbank School. 
  • Our Year 2 teachers and learning support assistants make contact with the staff at Springbank.     This is an opportunity for the children and staff to get to know each other before September and pass on any relevant information.
  • In July, we also have 'moving up day' when  Year 2 children visit Springbank for a full day and become Year 3 children for the day.  

 

 

Parents/Carers

 

For the parents and carers of children who will be joining us in the September in either our Nursery or Reception classes, we hold  New Parents Evenings in June  At this meeting, parents meet the Nursery and Reception staff and the Leadership team.  We share information about our school and parents can ask any questions.  This is also an opportunity to have a look round the school, in particular the Early Years Unit.  At the end of the evening, parents are able to come and discuss any individual concerns/worries they may have with staff.