New to Reception
First of all we would like to warmly welcome you and your child to our school.
We understand that starting school can be a very exciting time but perhaps also a nervous time for you and your child. We would therefore like to support you by making this transition as smooth as possible.
Whilst we appreciate that you will want to prepare your child as much as you can for starting school, please remember that they do need to do lots of "schoolwork" at home before they start. Here at Twin Sails Infant School, we like to focus on the skills the children need to be secure in to help them make the best start -
All children, whatever age they are, are ready to learn. School Readiness is seven developmental areas that can show your child is ready for school:
1. Turn taking, sharing, listening to group times
2. Self-confident, shows empathy
3. Runs, climbs, balances and can throw and catch a ball
4. Draws, uses scissors, uses a pincer grip
5. Answers questions, follows directions
6. Identifies shapes and colours
7. Can toilet independently and tidy up after themselves.
Whilst it is wonderful if your child can write their name or count to 20, we never expect the children to start school being able to do these things. It is more important for us that they work at achieving the above skills, as these create the foundation for all successful learning in the future.
Skills like the ones listed above can be encouraged at home in lots of different ways. Singing nursery rhymes, sharing stories, solving puzzles, baking with your child and simply chatting with them.
We see below for a handy transition poster that you might like to use at home with your child.
Reception Hot School Meals
Below you will find a 'Welcome to Reception' document. Please take the time to read this through with your child and familiarise them with the information.
If you do have any further questions do not hesitate to give the lovely team in the office a call or drop us an email!
Tel: 01202 672 377
Every Child, Every Day, Every Possibility