Week 1 - week commencing 22nd June

Transition Arrangements for Foundation Stage Pupils - Summer 2020

As the end of the academic year approaches we are keen to prepare our pupils for the next stage in their learning journey. This year has brought unprecedented challenges but ensuring a smooth transition for your children into the next year group is definitely a key priority for us now.

This year, due to the current restrictions, it will not be possible to provide the usual transition activities for our pupils so we have put together a new plan for transition which aims to provide you and your children with the information you need along with opportunities to alleviate any worries or any uncertainty in terms of what lies ahead for September. We have chosen to use The John Hampden School Wendover website www.johnhampdenwendover.co.uk as the communication tool for everything to do with the transition for Foundation Stage and Year One pupils. New tabs ‘Transition into Year 1’  and ‘Transition into Year 2’ have been created and selecting the appropriate one will give you access to the information you require. Each week, from now until the end of term, we will upload new information on a Monday and we will send you an email to remind you to take a look. Much of the information will be provided by the year group or the new class teacher and you may be required to return specific information to them directly via email.

The following table gives details of when you will receive specific information so you, as parents/carers, are aware of the process that is taking place.



WC 22-6-20          

Disseminate the Transition Plan to Parents/Carers via emailed letter

Signpost to JHSW website ‘Transition to Year 1’ ‘Transition to Year 2’ for updates each week

WC 29-6-20

Welcome to Year 1 or Welcome to Year 2  Powerpoint (Provided by Y1/Y2 staff )

Request questions from FS/Y1 pupils about going into next year group

WC 6-7-20

Introduction to new class teacher

Teacher welcome video*

Parents to complete a sheet to return to JHSW ‘Tell us about your child’

Video of new classroom/ key areas

*Request for children to write a letter/draw a picture for their new teacher – to be emailed to teacher

Annual Reports sent home 08-07-20

WC 13-7-20

Indication of what Year Groups will be learning during the Autumn Term & any preparation they need to do for Sept.

Answers to FAQ

17th July 2020

Welcome letter from teacher to be uploaded onto class page of the website

WC 20-7-20

Arrangements for September confirmed in light of the latest Government Guidance

We sincerely hope that these arrangements will help to prepare children for their new classes in the Autumn Term.

In the meantime, if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school office or your child’s current class teacher.