Our Classes

Transition

Starting school

Here at Kinsale Infant school, we are very proud of our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).  Our EYFS team draw on many years of experience to support children of all needs and capabilities, offering all children the very best start to their school life.

We believe that transition into Reception is a process and not an event so we work through the year and especially during the Summer term, to offer children and their families a range of different opportunities, to get to know our school.

We:

  • Communicate with early years settings to gather information on the children coming to us; visiting where possible to meet the children ourselves.
  • Host a parent meeting in the summer term, where we talk through the structure and routines of life in Reception and school. We share our approach to teaching and learning in the EYFS.
  • Produce a child friendly booklet all about Kinsale Infant School.
  • Share a teacher introduction video and story times directly with parents via our digital learning journey Tapestry
  • Offer face to face transition days, where children are able to visit their new school and the Reception learning environment
  • Provide virtual tours of the school and Reception environment
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