Transition from Merry Hill Infants School to Ashfield Junior School
Moving up to junior school from infants can be a daunting prospect. However, here at Ashfield we do all we can to ensure that the transition is as smooth and worry-free as possible. I am very pleased to work closely with the Ms Adams, the Headteacher at Merry Hill Infant School. Together we recognise the importance of a successful transition and working in partnership to serve our school community. As a result, a number of transitional activities and events between the two schools are timetabled throughout the academic year and between different year groups. These transitional events support children with the next step of their learning journey. In addition, Ashfield Juniors and Merry Hill Infants hold a few joint whole school events that serve the whole school community including the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, STEM celebration day (British Science Week) and forthcoming King’s Coronation Day celebrations.
Further visits between the two schools are arranged in the summer term and a ‘buddy system’ is set up so that the children have some familiarity with Ashfield staff and children before the ‘big day’ arrives in September! In addition, our Year 6 children are trained to become play leaders by the Assistant Headteacher at Merry Hill Infant School. At lunchtime, our Year 6 play leaders visit Merry Hill Infants to support children with a range of activities.
Year 2 parents and carers are warmly invited to visit Ashfield Junior School on one of our ‘open morning’ visits in November which will give you a chance to meet the Headteacher, staff and children. A transitional meeting is given to all parents and carers who accept a place at Ashfield Junior School in the summer term before their child starts in September.
Year 2 / Year 3 Transition Timetable
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Further information regarding transition can be found on our Transition Policy (see Admissions tab).