What is transition and why is it important?
At Dudley Wood, our prime concern is that our pupils feel safe and happy and therefore are ready to learn.
At this time of year, as we end the summer term, our thoughts move to September and for our pupils this means change. For many, a new school year, new year group, new teacher and a new classroom is exciting … but there can be a few nerves too. We believe in preparing our pupils for change - making the unknown, known - and this is why we have a well-developed programme of transition which would normally involve each pupil spending time with their new teacher before breaking up for the summer holidays.
Transition is doubly important this year, as pupils will not only be moving year groups but many will also be transitioning back into school after a long period of time at home. Therefore we have adapted our transition programme and created this page to help settle any nervous tummies!
In the table below, you can find out which teacher each class will move to in September, then click on the year group door (for the year the pupil will be in September) to see photos of the year group team and read a little bit about them. The new class teacher has also set a ‘Getting to Know You’ activity to complete over the summer.
There is also a letter to reassure pupils (and parents) about returning to school after so long at home and some tips to help keep children calm.
For pupils starting in Reception, there is a different programme of transition which will begin this week with the Reception class teachers contacting you. The details of the start arrangements are in the door below.
To our Year 6 pupils, we wish you well as you move to secondary school.
Your new classes in September
We look forward to seeing our pupils and their families in September and welcoming you back to Dudley Wood – we’ve missed you all!