Preparing your child for school
This year, because of the school closure in April and May, we have dedicated this section of our school website to provide information for you – photographs, information leaflets and resources, links to useful websites and introductions from school staff, ie information we would normally have given out in person. This page has been written to help prepare you and your child for the exciting adventure of starting school. We aim to give you the information you need and some ideas for how you can help your child get ready. You should find everything you need here. If not, please email the school office who will be happy to help.
1. Meet the staff
2. Document: Starting School at Southill Primary
Full of information and pictures, this document will set the scene and get you off to a great start:
3. Document: Uniform Policy
4. Powerpoint Presentation
We would have used this presentation at the new parents meeting in June. It’s got some important information and also contains some pictures of the Reception classroom and children. We think it’s helpful for you to see how everything works on a day-to-day basis.
NB Ordering milk and hot school meals
Children under the age of 5 will be offered milk free of charge each day unless you ask us not to. After the age of 5 you can order and pay for milk from www.coolmilk.com
Our hot school meals are very tasty and highly recommended. Menus and ordering information will be sent to you well in advance of the start of term.
5. Practical tips for starting school
6. Parent/Pupil questionnaire
This is a copy of the questionnaire we have sent in the post to you. It is designed to help us learn more about each individual child so that we can start to prepare for their transition to school
7. General Information
Please follow these links to sections of the school website you might find useful.
Please follow these links to other useful websites.
8. School Health presentation for new parents
Again, this would normally have been delivered in person.
9. Some useful documents for you to explore.
The Road to School: Helping you and your child prepare for school
Steps to Starting School: Top Tips
What to expect, when?
A longer document looking at learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage
10. Pictures from our time at school
Just look at all the fun learning we get up to…
11. Home Learning Ideas
Home Learning Project for the summer holiday: Treasure Boxes
A Story to share at home over the summer: A Busy Day for Birds
Try some of these fun challenges to help you prepare for starting school!
- Can you get dressed on your own today? Get your clothes ready and have a go!
- Read some of your favourite stories together at bedtime.
- Try some throwing and catching with a large ball.
- Sing some of your favourite songs or rhymes
Here are some other ideas.