Leaving preschool behind and entering Reception is a big step for children, but at Martinshaw Preschool, we do as much as we can to ensure our children’s transition experiences are positive ones.
When four-year-olds set off for their first day at ‘big school’, they should be full of positive emotions – excitement, confidence and happiness. This happens if they know exactly where they are going, who will be there, what they will be able to do when they get there and how long they will be staying there. A successful transition means children settle quickly into school, learning and developing from day one. Practitioners welcome a class of children (who they already know very well) and these children are settled, confident and ready to learn.
We believe that transition to school will be successful if