Transition back to school after Lockdown

We understand that the school closures will create some levels of anxiety around transition, and we have therefore put this page together to collate useful resources to help prepare your child for their return to school after lockdown.


CAMHS Support Documents

Back to school – A guide for parents

Back to school or college – A guide for young people

Back to school – For younger children

CAMHS Parent Support Plan

CAMHS resources

NSPCC – Returning to school 


General Resources

4 simple things to help children readjust back to school

7 ways to support children and young people who are worried

Back to school resource pack

BBC Tiny Happy People – Developing your child’s speech, language and communication skills

Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond – Helpline for Families struggling with the impact of COVID-19

Going back to school – Childline

Helping young people manage anxiety

Looking after ourselves and each other

On my mind

Play in Crisis – Support for Parents and Carers

Play – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Rebuild and recover with mentally healthy schools

Recognising and responding to anxiety

Return to school countdown

Supporting children and families to play and learn at home

Top tips for playful parenting


SEN specific resources

About my feelings

My lockdown experience

School key ring symbols

Social Stories – A school bubble

Social Stories – Going for a walk is a safe thing to do

Social Stories – Staying safe in school

Supporting transitions for autistic pupils

Our day at home



Transition back to school in September

Dear parents/carers,

Welcome to all of our families! We are delighted that you will be part of our Early Years in September and we look forward to working with you soon.

In this section, you will find information that will support you and your child in their transition to Copthorne Primary.

A parents’ meeting will take place in the coming weeks- letters will be sent out with details of how to access the meeting.

Furthermore, if you do have any questions, worries or concerns, please email and we will be in touch to support you as much as we can.

You can also use this email address to send your child’s work and family photographs to.


A welcome message from our Early Years Leader, Miss Kneeshaw:

Access our EYFS policy here:

EYFS Policy


A welcome message from our 2 year old room manager, Nikol. This is for children joining our 2 year old provision (Saplings):

Further information can be found here:

Saplings Newsletter

saplings checklist


A welcome message from our Nursery teacher, Miss Birchall. This is for children joining our Nursery (Acorns- am session and Conkers- pm session):

Further information can be found here:

Nursery Checklist

Welcome To Nursery Powerpoint

A welcome message from our Reception teachers, Mrs Turner (Nutmeg class) and Mr Johnston (Hazel class). This is for children joining our Reception classes:

Further information can be found here:

Reception checklist

Reception pp slides