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Transition from foundation stage to year 1.

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by vsnqt, May 2, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    Just want to know what should be happening in the Summer term for the transition from foundation stage to a year 1 class.
    What would you expect a child starting year 1 to be able to do in September?
    Thank you in advance [​IMG]
  2. The average child will be around 5-6 on the EYFS Profile at the end of reception. Most are still working towards the ELGs at the beginning of Year 1. A lot of Year 1 classes carry a similar set up to reception with continuous provision etc until at least Christmas and often longer, so for most there shouldn't be a massive difference for them at the beginning, unless the school takes a more structured approach in Year 1. The main difference in our school is TA support which is less in Year 1, so means the set up cannot be quite the same, but is very familiar. In our school the transition really kicks in after half term and involves quite a few visits to the Year 1 class for stories etc and more inclusion in more assemblies with Year 1 and 2. They also move to playing in the KS1 playground each lunchtime from May half term onwards so this is all familiar. They do come to some assemblies before half term though so the links are there to build on.
    Most of our children come up able to write a simple sentence and are in early stages in their reading. Of course a fair few are able to write several sentences independently and are reading well, whilst a few cannot write their names confidently and do not know all their sounds.

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