Our children join our Reception in September. Children are able to join us from a number of pre-school settings but the majority have experienced their pre-schooling at Wrenbury Preschool, which is located on our school site in the school House.
Prior to starting school, we host a New Starters Parent's Evening to introduce our staff, the setting and the provision we offer for our new starters. These are very successful events.
Our news starters join us on a number of occasions prior to starting to help get them ready for the transition to Base 1 from their pre-school setting.
Our children have already been following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum whilst in pre-school.
We build on each child's prior learning when they join us. We baseline our children on entry to know their starting points. Our EYFS teacher and teaching assistant then plan a wide range of learning opportunities for the children to make at least good progress across the school year. We use the Learning Book to track each child's progress in the Prime and Specific areas (incorporating 17 areas for development) that make up the EYFS curriculum. We aim for each child (where possible) to achieve a Good Level of Development (GLD) by the end of the Foundation Stage, ready for starting the KS1 curriculum.