What is Transition?
Transition is when your child moves from one educational phase to the next, for example from Key Stage One (age 5-7) to Key Stage Two (7-11). Change is a normal part of life and can provide opportunities for children to develop their resilience.
At SET Felix Primary, the transition period is gradual which allows the children to adapt to their new routine. Class teachers will monitor any children who may need extra time and support to adapt.
Early Years to Key Stage One
Year 1 and 2 differs from the Reception class in that the learning is more formal. English and mathematical skills are developed in Years 1 and 2. There are wider opportunities for your child to access new subjects based on the National Curriculum and to take on more responsibilities within the school, such as class monitor.
Key Stage One to Key Stage Two
Now that we are on one site, the transition from KS1 to KS2 is much easier than previously. We have many opportunities throughout the year for the children to spend time in Key Stage 2. One example of this is paired reading where KS2 children pair up with a KS1 child and take turns reading their books. Children will also be used to the KS2 staff through things like assemblies, clubs, Enrichment and specialist teaching.
Key Stage Two to Key Stage Three – Secondary School
Most of our Year 6 children move on to Felixstowe Academy.
All children who are going to attend the Academy have an induction day where they meet their new class teacher, and find out about life at Felixstowe Academy. Children, who may find the move more challenging, are invited to attend ‘Stepping Up’ sessions. These sessions help the children to learn more about Academy life, and where they can go for more support.
Our Year 5 children also visit the Academy for a DT morning and a science morning.
If children are moving on to any other secondary placement, our Year 6 children also liaise closely with these schools.
SET Felix Primary works closely with staff at Felixstowe School to ensure a smooth transition. During the summer term the Year 6 teachers will discuss individual children with the teaching staff at Felixstowe School to ensure they have all the information they need to support your child when they move to Year 7.