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Year 2 Transition For 2020/21


Dear Parents/Carers,

Firstly, on behalf of Mr Mansfield and the team, let me say ‘Welcome to Pennine Way’, albeit not in the way that I would like you to be welcomed to our school. It is definitely an unusual and challenging time at the moment and we know that you and your children may be worried about the transition into Year 3 in September.  We want to reassure you that we are here for you every step of the way.

It is very difficult for us to set out exactly how the transition for your child is going to work but as soon as we have any firm details then we will share these with you. In the meantime we would like to share as much general information with you as we possibly can and we will be doing this primarily through the links on the school website.

We know that there will be many questions ahead of the new academic year. If you have questions regarding Year Three, please email them to myself at chughes@pennineway.derbyshire.sch.uk by Monday 22nd June.  We will then collate these questions and provide answers for as many of them as we are able. In the meantime please take a look at the video and click on the other documents below.

Kind regards,

Mrs Hughes

Deputy Headteacher / Head of Lower School

Please sign up to ClassDojo as information is being posted through the summer.


Introductory Transition Presentation  PDF


Transition Booklet From Year 2 To Year 3 (Children)  PDF


Year 3 Information Sheet  PDF


Special Educational Needs & Medical Conditions

If you have any concerns or enquiries about any additional needs your child has or any support they may require please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Braybrooke (SENDCo) via email: jbraybrooke@pennineway.derbyshire.sch.uk


Links to information on how to set up and use ClassDojo:




Frequently Asked Questions:


How do I find out which house my child will be in?

When you purchase your child’s transition pack, their book bag will be in their house colour –

Squirrel – Red

Badgers – Green

Kestrels – Yellow

Otters – Blue


Where possible, we try to allocate the same houses for siblings then we ensure there is a balance in each house across the year group.


How do I find the shop on +Pay to buy my child’s transition pack?

There is a difference on how you find the shop depending on your device and whether you are android or not. However, if you can see either a tab called 'Accounts' or a tab called 'Payments' then you should find the shop within one of these areas.   When you find this page, scroll down to the basket and the pack is in there waiting for you.

Mrs Brough, our office manager, is the +Pay expert!


Can you only have one parent/carer on ParentMail?

No. At this point, we have only set up the primary contact on ParentMail.  There is a ParentMail form in the transition pack on which you can indicate other emails that need to be included.  Please allow the office staff a few weeks grace at the start of next term to enable them to update all the contacts that are submitted.


Can you only have one parent/carer on ClassDojo?

No. The transition pack has got your invitation to ClassDojo.  It is helpful to us if this invitation is shared between those who would like to connect.  However, if in September, there is a problem with this, please contact Mrs Hughes or the class teacher so we can assist.


My child is on the SEND register, will everything the infants currently do be handed over to the Pennine Way SENDCo and teachers?

With regard to transition, just to reassure you that we are already involved in extensive conversations with the staff from CGINS and other settings, including the class teachers and SENDCo. All the key information (SEND records, Learning Passports, etc) will be passed on to PWJA so we will have a chronology of needs which we will use to inform future planning for learning and provision at PWJA.  Our SENDCo, Mrs Braybrooke, has already begun looking at the provision that the children had in place and is working on developing the IEPs that will replace the learning passport at Pennine.  We are also looking at a form of enhanced transition for those who need it when we are able.


Six for Six Summer Challenge PDF

(optional activities to do with your children ahead of the new school year)