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Use these strategies and techniques to smooth pupils' experience of transition from reception to year 1, and find out how EYFS practitioners and year 1 teachers should work together.

Practitioners and year 1 teachers should work together 

Together, they should make sure that a pupil’s transition is seamless. 

The final year of the EYFS should be valuable in itself and prepare the ground for year 1. 

Year 1 should build on the successful principles and approach encapsulated in the EYFS.

They must discuss the ‘characteristics of effective learning’ narratives

These are included in the EYFS profile information. In particular, these narratives will give teachers significant details about each child’s learning and development.

Year 1 teachers should also be involved in EYFS profile moderation, to help them understand the judgements made by EYFS practitioners. 

Practitioners may provide additional information about each pupil's attainment to help year 1 teachers plan an effective curriculum and provision. It’s up to each setting to decide what this additional information should include.

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