Joining our Nursery
At Oasis Academy Blakenhale Infants we believe that children's transition into the Academy is the key to successful lifelong learning. We understand the importance of ensuring that children feel safe and secure and believe that the best way to do this is to work together to ensure that every child gets the best possible start. Our induction procedures in the Early Years ensure that children are given time to build solid relationships with adults and their peers and to settle into their new unfamiliar surroundings.
Stay and Play Sessions
These sessions are run by the community hub worker and parent volunteers and give families the first chance to come into the Academy and to meet some of the key members of staff. It is a fantastic opportunity for you and your child to meet other families in a caring stimulating environment.
We know that this first meeting is one of the most important parts of beginning our relationships with your child. It is important that this first meeting should take place in familiar surroundings. Many children will be coming away from home for the first time when they start school and we want them to feel safe and secure with the new adults they will be working with. During our visit we really want to know all about your child and to gain an understanding of how best to support them settling successfully into the Academy.
From Nursery to Reception
Children joining our Academy all have the opportunity to build relationships with us and learn about the next stages of their education prior to starting with us in September.
Reception children and parents have a transition parents meeting in the summer term where parents and children spend time in the reception classrooms after a meeting to introduce the routines. It is our hope that the young people joining our academy will feel comfortable and excited by their new surroundings in a controlled and personalised visit ahead of their first day of school. This allows for friendships to be developed and any questions or concerns to be answered in good time.
We also do home visits for new pupils joining us from Reception so that children may meet with their teachers first feel special in this vital transitory period.
From Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2
There is lots of transition that takes place between Year 2 and Year 3 - this begins in the second part of the summer term and include the following;
- Tuck shop for Year 2
- Tour of the junior academy in small groups
- Meet the teacher day
- Transisiton activities in lessons - where the pupils discuss worries and concerns
- Year 3 teachers come over and teach in Year 2