Transition (age 4 to 5)
The Transition Curriculum - a unique and important year
We warmly welcome you and your child to our Transition class.
We are excited to share our passion for children’s development as we set out to explore, discover and learn together throughout the year.
Our Transition curriculum is both broad and balanced where play remains a central feature. Our children engage in purposeful activities, both adult-guided and child-led with experienced teachers who are highly skilled at moving learning forward.
BAPS has created a varied curriculum to meet the needs of the children through planned, purposeful play opportunities as a whole class, small group and individual activities in preparation for the Reception class. These are planned around the seven areas of learning and development, (EYFS). Strong Personal, Social and Emotional Development continue, as in our Toddler and Nursery curriculum to be embedded in everything we do as we strongly believe that children can only thrive when they feel secure and happy. Our Transition children follow a programme designed to help them achieve what are known as the ‘early learning goals’. These are targets that most children are expected to achieve by the time they leave the Transition class. This will provide a firm foundation for our Reception class (Key stage 1). In Maths we encourage independent thinking, focusing on problem solving using real life situations and looking at more than one way to find an answer with a range of visual, pictorial and concrete aids. In literacy we have combined the best of a range of synthetic phonics programmes (method of teaching reading which first teaches the letter sounds and then builds up to blending these sounds together to achieve full pronunciation of whole words) to ensure all children will learn to read and write. Small group work enable our dedicated staff to channel and differentiate accordingly to each pupil, with all children given one-to-one help to develop advanced reading and writing skills.
At BAPS we understand the diverse needs of young children and their families, and we know how vital the partnership between parents and school is in providing the best possible care for your child. We hope that you will always feel welcome to join us in class to share in your child’s development, and to talk about your child’s learning journey. We feel strongly that communication between school and home is essential in maintaining our partnership, and in ensuring personalised learning opportunities for your child.
For a more detailed description of what your child will be learning please “click” on curriculum