Supporting Transition - Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1
This 2 day training will guide teachers to manage children’s transition through the Early Years into KS1. It will strengthen practitioner understanding of school readiness, children’s literacy development and progress through a rich curriculum, in line with EYFS 2014 and National Curriculum 2014.
Teachers will explore practical ideas and resources for planning personalised learning throughout Reception and Year 1. 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' understanding of KS1 learning. Teachers will explore frameworks and case studies to help them build supportive routines and environments that make transition a smooth process in their own school.
All teachers will receive a resource pack including 2 quality texts, 2 classroom teaching sequences, sample long term planning and articles to support subject knowledge.
The Reception Year:
- What does effective Early Years practice look like?
- How do we support transition throughout the early years?
- School readiness: understanding literacy progression in Reception
- Building reader and writer identity in young children.
- Exemplifying rich curriculum provision in Reception
- Assessment: understanding achievement in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
Moving on to Year 1:
- Starting from the child: how do we build on children’s early achievements?
- What does transition look like from a child’s perspective?
- The research: keeping it going in Year 1
- Planning creatively around a text
- Exemplifying classroom organisation in Year 1
- Leading and managing transition from Reception to Year 1
"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