Transition page for pupils in the KS1 COIN Centre (Years R, 1 & 2)
Please find below some books we hope will help both you and your child to get to know a little more about our Centre as you begin your journey with us. These are the generic examples, and we will send out personalised versions of the Transition Books specific to each child prior to them starting with us at the Centre. We hope that our Induction Book will provide you with the information you need as a Centre Parent, but please do contact us if there is anything else you wish to ask.
Countdown to Starting School
It may be helpful to use a visual support to introduce your child to when they are starting school, such as these examples below.
This first example is aimed at those children starting at the Centre for the first time. The blue boxes are 'No School days', and the green boxes show your child when they will be in school. It has been designed to start from Monday 31st August, in time to show your child that they will come into school on the 3rd and 4th September for their 'Stay and Play' sessions.
The second example is aimed at the children already attending the KS1 COIN Class, to provide them with a visual support in understanding when they will return to school. It is designed to start from 24th August in order for the Wednesday in green to represent Wednesday 2nd September, the day they return to school.
Social Stories to support transition to/back to school following Lockdown
Gina Davies has been sharing some fantastic tips on her Facebook page, aimed at helping children with autism when starting school.
Here are some of her suggestions...
'Getting undressed is one thing, but getting dressed can seem a whole lot harder! We want the children to succeed even when we are not there to add the magic prompts.
Let's go visual and practice so they can be as independent as possible.
Useful tips are also given relating to haircare and haircuts as well as toileting on the Gina Davies website and blog.
This year our children will come into school wearing their PE Kit on a Wednesday. To help support their understanding of this you may find this visual timetable helpful.