This is an area of the website dedicated to the Year 2 children who will be joining us in September as part of Year 3.
This year, things have been very different for all of us. We would normally spend the last few weeks of the summer term getting to know the children in Year 2 by visiting the Infant school and welcoming the children to Millbrook Juniors for short activities building up to a whole day. Although it not possible to do all of these things we have planned in some different activities that we can safely do so the children will see us and get to know us a little. The children are also being invited for a visit on the INSET days in September. Information regarding this will be sent to parents.
This time is vital and helps children to know what to expect when they arrive with us in September. We can talk to them about the school and what it is like to be in Year 3. Children sometimes worry about small things like ‘where do I put my water bottle?’ or bigger things like ‘will the work be really hard in year 3?’. However some children don’t worry about anything and are just excited about the change.
We have tried to think about all these things and provide as much information here as possible. There is lots here and your child might not need to look at everything. Children are all different and will need different things.
There are also some slides that we would have shared at the Transition evening. We have added more detail so they also give lots of information.
Most importantly, please be positive with your children. We have found transition to be very successful over the last few years. We are very supportive and understanding and try our very best to ensure the children are happy and enthusiastic about school. There may be some things the children are worried about that we simply cannot solve until September as they need to experience it. To feel like this is OK, it is normal to worry sometimes about change and the unknown. So even if you are nervous for your child, please reassure them that it will be Ok and they will enjoy being part of Millbrook Juniors, we are here to help them and support them.
A pack will be sent home with further information and the children will be given a letter from their class teacher and a postcard for them to complete over the summer holidays and bring in with them in September.
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The Year 3 teachers have read a story for you to share at home. Click on the teacher's name below to hear them.