PRACTICE GUIDE: TRANSITIONS

A three-part guide to supporting children to make a successful transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1, by Julie Fisher.

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Transitions: Part 1 - Preparing children for the move to Key Stage 1

Put children securely on the bridge from the Early Years Foundation Stage to the more formal curriculum of primary school with careful planning and an enthusiastic attitude.

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Transitions: Part 2 - The learning and developmental needs of five- and six-year-olds

Developmentally appropriate practice is as important for children in Key Stage 1 as it is in the EYFS, as research evidence and teachers' own experience shows.

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Transitions: Part 3 - Developmentally appropriate practice

Supporting children making the transition to Key Stage 1 requires teachers to strike a balance between adult-led and child-initiated learning, with the right environment...