Reception to Year 1 Transition September 2020

Welcome to Year 1!

Moving on from Reception to Year 1 is an exciting change. We want you to be fully involved with this transition for your child. We hope that the information below gives you the information that you need to ensure both you and your child are comfortable during the transition period.

If there is any further information that you would like please don't hesitate to ask. We really do look forward to seeing you again in September! 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN SEPTEMBER?

When the children return to school they will go into their Year 1 class with their new teacher, but their Reception teacher will be about to help them settle in.

In September, time will be given to children settling back into school and re-establishing routines. Staff will spend time with each child, getting to know them. Once the children feel safe and secure in their new classroom with their new teacher they will be ready to learn. Staff will adjust the curriculum so that the children can complete the Early Years’ Reception Curriculum, before moving onto the Year 1 Curriculum. The classroom environment will look similar to Reception. 

Year 1 Parent Handbook and Returnable Forms
Our Year 1 Handbook is full of useful information about starting Year 1 in September. We have also included a mathematics overview for Year 1, so that you can become familiar with the concepts that your child will be learning in maths next year. 

Please complete all applicable forms in the Returnable Form booklet below and return the whole book electronically to:

 admin@templemoor.trafford.sch.uk 

by Friday 24th July 2020. Thank you. 

Transition Booklet and Transition Story
Below, you will find a very useful transition booklet that has been produced by Early Years 2 Primary (EY2P). It will provide you with some ideas of some transition activities that you could do over the Summer. We have also included a transition activity that you might like to try, and a lovely story about transition.
The Cautious Caterpillar is a colourful story about a reluctant caterpillar who learns to accept change and prepares for her transition from caterpillar to butterfly. With a little help from her minibeast friends, she begins to feel brave and ready for her next step. Just like moving from Reception to Year 1. 
Year 1 Handwriting Booklet
 
The Booklet below can be downloaded to practice handwriting over the Summer, if you wish! 

Mellors Catering and Allergies

All children in Year 1 will continue to be provided with a free school meal. Mellors Catering Services provide lunches for the children. Meals are prepared on site in our kitchen by our catering team, led by Miss Dale. For the first four weeks of the Autumn Term the children will have a packed lunch, made on site. They will eat their lunch in their classroom, or outside if the weather is nice! If your child has a food allergy or specific dietary requirements, please ensure that you complete the ‘Special Dietary Needs’ form in the Year 1 Returnable Forms Booklet. Further information can also be found in the ‘Allergens Parent Pack’ below:

Messages from the Year 1 Team!
This is Mrs Brown.
 
Mrs Brown is our Deputy Headteacher. She will also be working with lots of the Year 1 children next year! Mrs Brown has recorded a special message just for you, and has written you a letter too. 

Welcome to Class 3!

In September you will be in Year 1. Your new classroom will be called Class 3. It will look a little different to your Reception classroom but there will be lots of things that will be the same.

You will have a new teacher called Mrs Drinkwater. Mrs Leigh will be your teacher every Wednesday. You will still see Miss MacIntyre around school to say hello to. Infact, Miss MacIntyre will be coming in to your new classroom during the first few days to make sure that you are happy and settled. Your new teacher and your family will help you with any questions you might have about your new classroom. If you are worried about anything you can talk to them about it. All your friends will be back with you in your new classroom! Won't that be exciting?!

 

This is Mrs Drinkwater. 
 
Mrs Drinkwater has recorded a special video message for her new class, and she has written you a letter too.  
This is Mrs Leigh. 

Welcome to Class 4!

In September you will be in Year 1. Your new classroom will be called Class 4. It will look a little different to your Reception classroom but there will be lots of things that will be the same.

You will have a new teacher called Miss Salisbury and grown-ups to help you but you will still see Mrs Cundick around school to say hello to. Infact, Mrs Cundick will be coming in to your new classroom during the first few days to make sure that you are happy and settled. Your new teacher and your family will help you with any questions you might have about your new classroom. If you are worried about anything you can talk to them about it. All your friends will be back with you in your new classroom! Won't that be exciting?!

 

This is Miss Salisbury.
 
 
Miss Salisbury has recorded a special video message for her new class, and she has written you a letter too.  

YEAR ONE STORYTIME!
Miss Salisbury and Mrs Drinkwater will read you one of their favourite stories, so relax, listen carefully and enjoy!  
Listen to Mrs Drinkwater reading 'The Great Fairy Tale Distaster' by David Conway and Melanie Williamson. 

Listen to Miss Salisbury reading 'The Gigantic Turnip' by Aleksei Tolstoy and Niamh Sharkey. 

Listen to Mrs Drinkwater reading 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' by Emma Chichester Clark.  

Listen to Miss Salisbury reading 'Rumpelstiltskin' by Mara Alpenn and Loretta Schauer. 

Come back next week for some extra stories! 
Year 1 we really can’t wait to meet you to take part in the next adventure of your learning, to see you smile and most importantly to see you learn and grow!

Enjoy your summer holidays and we look forward to seeing you in September. It’s going to be an exciting year!!!