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Bitterne Manor Primary School

Bitterne Manor

Primary School

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Transition into school

At Bitterne Manor, we want all our pupils to feel happy and safe so they can learn to be the best they can.  Working together is the best way to achieving this.  Therefore we have put together the following transition to ease your little one in gently:


•We will be inviting you and your child to attend a 1-2-1 visit in school so you can meet their teacher and teaching assistants and learn more about what they can expect in Year R.


•In a group, the children will be invited to come and play in school several times, before introducing them to their whole class.  Working in these small groups initially, allows them to become familiar with the routines and make friends, without feeling overwhelmed.


•We will also provide an opportunity for parents and carers to learn about how we teach in Year R (including Phonics). This will be once the children have started school.


We will contact you individually with the dates in due course.