Word Of The Week – Transition

As I write this we are on the home stretch to the summer holidays. There are just two weeks of school left to go and we are all certainly ready for the break. Our school practice an early transition system which means that the children move to their new classes before the holidays.

I think this is such a good idea. It gives them some time to spend with their new teachers. The children get to settle in to their new classroom and new routines. It also helps to make the return to school after the long summer a little less daunting. I was really impressed with the early transition last year as it helps Daisy with her worries about going into reception class.

Daisy will spend her last day in reception class today. From Monday she will officially be in year 1 and she’s very excited. Jake will also transition from afternoons to mornings at nursery. He has settled in really well and I’m sure he will take the change in his stride.

Thinking about it there have been so many transitions this year. We left behind the last remnants of Jake’s babyhood like nappies and the buggy. I’ve gone from having one child in school to two. Some transitions are so small we barely notice them.

One thing is for sure when you are a parent, transition becomes a regular part of life.


  1. July 14th 2017 / 10:30 AM

    It really does, this is so true. Just when you think you have a stage nailed, it all changes again! I’m glad the transitions are going well, sounds like a great system x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. July 14th 2017 / 10:38 AM

    What a great word, I think we can all relate to transition at this time of year. My eldest missed her transition day because of the Chicken Pox but my younger two have spent time with their new teachers. The biggest transition for them though is moving school as they merger with my eldest daughter’s school. Because of this they also get nearly 8 weeks off for summer instead of the normal six!!

    I hope your little ones cope with the transition, I really think that a lot of the time they cope much better than us mums!


    • July 15th 2017 / 10:14 PM

      Aww sorry she missed the transition hope she’s better now. Oh my goodness 8 weeks ! we end up with 5 weeks & 4 days which is a little more manageable x

  3. July 14th 2017 / 4:19 PM

    Fab word and it is that time when it comes to the end of an academic year children move on up. All the best with September X #wotw

  4. July 16th 2017 / 3:36 PM

    Aw same here to Angela, Joe has had his transition at high school and has loved it, and Jack has started work, how do they grow up so quickly arghh have a lovely week xx

  5. July 20th 2017 / 9:03 PM

    I like the idea of an early transition to help children settle in to a new school year. Those little transitions certainly do make you more aware of how quickly they grow up though.

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