Within the preschool programme the teachers encourage and support the children in transitioning from preschool into the school environment.
The teachers support the transition through providing activities and experiences that encourage and develop a variety of skills and abilities, which will assist children as they go into formal education.
A transition to school programme in conjunction with 'Sky Bridge' at Cromwell Primary runs every Tuesday afternoon for our eldest children, in the term prior to them starting school. This provides the children with an understanding of school routines and expectations before they begin their formal visits.
The focus areas are:
- Emotional readiness
- Social routines
- Organisational and manipulative skills
- Gross and fine motor skills
- Early language and numeracy knowledge
Teachers liaise with new entrant teachers from both of our local primary schools endeavouring to make our children's transitions positive