Starting School

As the start of term approaches, try to get into the school routine, so your child gets used to getting up, going to bed, and having meals and snacks at the times they will on school days. Bath time and stories instead of TV and tablet games all help children to wind down before bedtime. Making time in the evening to chat about your day for 10 minutes can be a lovely routine for sharing fun times and any worries. Nutritious meals and plenty of sleep will help them to concentrate, learn and thrive at school. 

First Week

A fun filled morning and then home in time for lunch

9am - 12pm

Second Week

This week your child will get to stay for lunch with their new friends

9am - 1pm

Third Week

It's time to start full time school with the other children 

8:45am - 3:15pm

What is our day like?   find out here

Chat with your child about starting school. What do they think it will be like? What are they most looking forward to? Is there anything they’re unsure or worried about?

Look at the school’s brochure, (prospectus) or website together and talk about the pictures.  If possible, visit us with your child before they start – either on the link sessions or school fêtes. 

If your child seems anxious about school, try focusing on the things they’ll like best – maybe the sandpit, playhouse or new friends. Perhaps they have some friends from preschool who will be starting reception at the same time.

Practise the school morning routine, including getting dressed and eating breakfast in time to leave.  You could even experiment with different ways to get to school, walking, scooter, or in a car.

Label Everything!

We ask you to label everything to help keep your childs belongings safe.  You can buy a variety (stickers or sew in styles) of printed labels or you can use a pen and mark the washing labels.

As all the book bags are the same we ask you to add a distinctive keyring to the bag to make it easily identifiable to your child.

Find out more about our school day here.

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