We want to share what we are teaching your child with you. It takes a community to help raise a child well, and we believe that in working with our parents and carers we can ensure that each child is getting the opportunities they deserve to consolidate their learning and take it with them as they grow up.
All new learning resources will be shared with you each week for you to use with your young ones over the weekends. You can also find tip sheets and learning resources here on our website for inspiration.
How can we help them to be ready for school?
The most useful thing for your child is for you to help them to be independent before they start school. This includes doing their own shoes and coat, being able to take off his/her own jumper, toileting, getting a drink when needed, choosing their dinner and using cutlery. There is a checklist below but don't worry if your child can't do all of those things by the end of the Summer as it is a guide. There is also a chart for the children about being independent.
The BBC has some information and help about starting school. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/starting-primary-school/1
They also have an interactive game about starting school. https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/starting-school?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fbbc.co.uk%2Fbitesize%2Farticles%2Fznc9vk7
Some further things you could do to help your child get ready for school:
Fine motor skills - in preparation for writing, children need to develop their fine motor skills. Activities such as threading pasta or beads, playdough, mark making and finger rhymes all help with this. You can even make your own playdough. These will all lead to writing. Click on the picture below for how to hold a pencil correctly. https://teachhandwriting.co.uk/handwriting-pencil-grip.html