Beavers to Reception
Starting school is a major transition for children and families. It is a period of change that can be daunting, but also challenging and exciting. Within the nursery we ensure that all the children are well prepared for school life and have a smooth and happy move to Reception.
We plan this transition process well in advance and take account of the child's individual needs ;supporting them to adjust to their new roles, new expectations and new staff. The 'Beaver Room' which is situated upstairs in the Early Years Department allows children to make the first steps to life in Reception. The children spend a short time each day in the 'Beaver Room' during the summer term prior to starting school. During these short sessions children take part in planned activities, meet their Reception teacher and other members of the school staff and take part in school assemblies. Nursery staff support and extend children's learning and time is given so that they can develop skills and abilities within a small group.
Parents are invited to an induction talk prior to your child starting Reception. Information is shared and parents can enjoy refreshments, talk to the Reception teacher and meet other parents.
"After three years the honeymoon period has not worn off! Graham is very happy at Durham School. The flexible approach to the timetable is enabling him to pursue his particular interests and he continues to thrive."
Ruth and Simon Thorpe, Parents