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Seamless Transition from the Foundation Stage to Year 1 (Ages Three to Six)
Seamless transition from the foundation stage to year 1 (ages three to six)
Karen Vincent
Chapter Objectives
  • to explore what good practice in making the transition in literacy between the Foundation Stage and Year 1 might look like
  • to examine the sources of tension around this transition generally and in terms of literacy and discuss how these may be overcome
  • to use case studies to provide an insight into the transition in literacy for four-and five-year-olds.
This Chapter will Cover:
  • the complexities of making this transition for young children
  • how the transition in literacy between the Foundation Stage and Year 1 can be managed effectively with regard to speaking and listening, reading and writing
  • three case studies that show ...
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