Transition to Tarporley CE Primary School

At Tarporley CE Primary School we want our children to experience a smooth transition from one setting to the next, so that pace and quality of learning are maintained to ensure that children continue to make good progress. We recognise that starting school is a big step for every child and aim to make sure every child is prepared for the big day.

We work closely with a range of feeder pre-schools to get to know the children who will be starting at our school.

Our close links with the Done Room pre-school in Tarporley mean that your child will have visited our school or met Mrs Davies at the pre-school on numerous occasions before the formal transition process begins in the summer term. This allows for a smooth transition to school.

In the summer term we start with a Parents Evening Talk where Mrs Forrester, Mrs Davies (class teacher), Mrs Palmer (teaching assistant), the chair of governors and other members of the school community can meet and chat with parents and answer any questions. You will also receive a Starter Pack with lots of details about September and the Reception class. From there we will have Stay and Play dates for parents and children, Mrs Davies and Mrs Palmer will visit your child at pre-school and each child will have an opportunity to meet their Year 6 buddies who will help them in September.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions document below.

Our headteacher, Mrs Forrester, is available for school tours during the year so please telephone and make an appointment if you would like a look around.

Tarporley CE Play Club

Once each month our Reception classroom and fantastic outdoor learning spaces will be opened up for younger members of the community to come and enjoy with their parents or family members. Each session will last for 1 hour and there will be juice and biscuits for the children and a well deserved cup of tea for the adults. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to spend time over the year with Mrs Davies and become familiar with the school environment. This makes transition to school a much smoother process with the children already confident in the classroom.

2018/19 Play Club Dates:

Wednesday 14th November 2018 - 2-3pm

Thursday 6th December 2018 - 2-3pm

Wednesday 16th January 2019 - 2-3pm

Thursday 28th February 2019 - 2-3pm

Tuesday 26th March 2019 - 2-3pm

Wednesday 24th April 2019 - 2-3pm

New starter events will be taking place through May, June and July - Dates will be sent out once we have confirmation of those children who will be joining our school.


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