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Questions For Reception Teachers Regarding Transition To Reception


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dear reception teachers,

 

i am interested in your views on transition documents from pre-school

 

can you answer the following questions please?

 

 

what do you think of the record of transfer from pre-schools?

 

what do you think is the best way to have information about children's previous learning from pre-school?

thanks bumblbee

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Hi

 

From experience i think i only had documents on 6 of my 27 children last year. The document passed on was the children's learning journeys. But these were time consuimng to look at.

 

Ideally i think that the teacher should be able to visit pre-school settings and have the whole picture on the child. Also somehow get an overview on where they are on the profile.

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Hi,

 

This year I had information for all 14 of my intake - I also managed to visit the preschools for 13 of them - (I wasn't able to get information on where one child was.)

 

I found the preschool information useful from all bar one preschool (I think I has about 6). Most gave me just the preschool transfer from - which was fine with the preschool visit. One preschool gave me much more information, which I did find really really useful, as it painted an accurate picture of that child.

 

I believe the best information is a good visit with the child's preschool and a chat with their key person. I found visiting the preschool very useful - seeing what the children were used to - how preschool was laid out, behaviour expectations of them. It was so eye opening. there are some amazing preschools out there (but unfortunately there are some terrible ones - unless my expectations are way too high!) I was able to identify those children who were extra shy, those who were used to the similar style that I try to build on in reception - and those who were going to have to have some boundaries. It was lovely to watch the child interact with their peers - just such a shame that in most cases they were the only one from their preschool coming.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Emily

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Hope this helps,

 

Emily

thanks emily and sunai for your replies they have shown how important it is for you to see the child in their pre-school setting.

i really hope to improve our links with primary schools as we seem to get very few teachers visit us. Is it hard for you to get cover to visit pre-schools how do you organise this?

 

thanks again

bumblbee

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