Risers are for our children that are going to ‘big school’ which can be daunting for them and their families.
Risers sessions focus on making the children’s transition to infant school being relaxed and ready for their next stage of education, this is why it is important to prepare the children to be ‘school ready’ such things as being able to change for PE, to follow a more structured curriculum, being more responsible for their things, speech, hand writing and phonics are up to date. At break time we practice games that they can play with older more stimulating toys what they would find in ‘big school.’
At the end of the session the children choose a library book to take home with them and there are Risers homework sheets, based on Letter and Number activities. A main focus of these sessions is to support the children’s transition to school and our Risers team have a good relationship with representatives and teachers from local schools and have opportunities to meet with them at appropriate times throughout the year. The children will be invited to be taken along to their respective schools with their parents and families and the teachers will make arrangements with us to come and visit the children at pre-school.
During the Summer Term a group leaver’s photo is taken for parents and careers to purchase and at the end of this term each child is presented with their Risers leavers folders at a Leaver’s Ceremony which family and friends are invited to.