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Preparing for Reception

The closer your child is to mastering the following skills, the easier they will find the transition to school life:

  • Get changed for/dressed after P.E lessons
  • Put on and fasten their own shoes (only use lace up shoes if your child can tie them independently)
  • Put on a coat and do up the zip or buttons
  • Go to the toilet and wash hands afterwards
  • Blow their nose
  • Eat dinner without help (we will cut food if they are struggling)
  • Understand sharing/turn taking
  • Recognise their personal belongings especially lunch box and P.E bag (despite this, please still name all items as they may have identical items to another child)

Please practise these life skills over the summer so your child is able to settle quickly into school life.