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Transition Information 2019

Behind the scenes transition meetings have already been taking place between the Infant and Junior School. Staff from the two schools have now set dates for most of the transition activities taking place. Our first meeting  with parents is to share the dates we have scheduled, please see the details below.

Year 2 Transition letter to parents 25.02.19.


Year 2 Parents – Transition to the Junior School.


Dear parents,

We would like to invite you into school on Monday 4th March 2019 at 2.40 p.m. for a brief transition meeting at the Infants school. At the meeting key transition and activity dates that have been scheduled will be shared with you. Mrs. Whitmore (the head of year 3 at Springfield Junior School) will also be present to discuss any concerns you may have at this point.

Thank you, Mrs Phillips.

We have a number of things in place throughout the academic year to support our children with their transition to the Junior School. Below are the plans for the current academic year.


  • AUTUMN TERM 2017
  • October –  Infants and Juniors meet to discuss the last transition and make amendments where needed for the next one.
  • December – Year 2 children invited to see the Junior School Christmas production.
  • SPRING TERM 2018
  • January – meeting for Year 2 parents to share activities planned for the year ahead.
  • January to July – Year 2 classes to have weekly story time at the Juniors.
  • March – Year 3 teachers make an informal visit to the Infants, meet the classes and go outside at playtime.
  • March – Year 2 staff take the children to the Juniors for an activities afternoon led by the Year 3 teachers.
  • SUMMER TERM 2018
  • May – parents invited to submit any class group concerns to Mrs Head ahead of Year 3 classes being put together.
  • June – Year 2 parents invited to the Juniors during the school day. This will include a tour of the school, an introduction to the Year 3 staff and a talk about the Junior School.
  • June – Year 2 staff take the children to the Juniors for an activities afternoon led by the Year 3 teachers.
  • July – moving up day. Children spend time in their new class with their new teacher.
  • July - Junior School Ambassadors to meet Year 2 children to introduce themselves, answer any of the children’s questions about the Junior School and to share their experiences of life at the Junior School.
  • July – Year 2 teachers meet with the Year 3 teachers to discuss each individual child who is moving up.
  • July – pupil information transferred between the two schools (office paperwork, children’s work, pupil attainment data).


The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators and Family Support Workers from the two schools liaise closely with each other throughout the year.