Supporting Transition - Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1

21/02/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
21/03/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This 2 day training will help schools to ensure that learning experiences in Year 1 build upon the personalised approaches and structured play-based learning of the Reception class and promote the positive development of children throughout the later primary years. Teachers will deepen their understanding of the expectations in both the EYFS 2014 and the National Curriculum 2014.

The training will focus on children’s development and wellbeing, the learning environment, the role of ongoing observations and assessments and ways to support parents to understand learning in KS1. Teachers will examine responsible pedagogy in Year 1 and consider ways in which schools can develop approaches to supporting transition.

Teachers will:

  • Consider the impact of the Characteristics of Learning on future attainment, life chances and development
  • Explore enabling children to strengthen learning through appropriate provision in Key Stage 1 and meaningful partnerships with parents
  • Develop principles for provision that enables deep learning to continue from Reception to Year 1
  • Deepen understanding of both the EYFS curriculum and the KS1 curriculum 
  • Reflect on the importance of working with high quality texts to inspire contextualised learning experiences
  • Explore a range of practical teaching approaches that enrich children’s learning in Key Stage 1
  • Plan personalised provision for children, using individual Foundation Stage Profile and class data


"Children’s learning needs at age 6 are pretty much the same as at age 5, so we need to be asking whether current practices and opportunities in Year 1 classrooms reflect the active and interactive children we see learning in the Foundation Stage. "

Moving on to Key Stage 1, Julie Fisher (2010)

"I feel much more prepared to provide a learning environment that supports the needs of 5/6 year olds."

Teacher, 2017
44 Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales