Starting School September 2021
Each child is unique and therefore will start school at a different stage of development. Schools and local early year's settings work closely together to ensure a smooth transition and induction into school for all children.
School Readiness is when a child holds curiosity and enthusiasm for the world around them. They are able to co-operate and share with one another. They speak clearly in sentences whilst listening and understanding what others day. They move with co-ordination whilst able to address their care needs. This can be summed up as...
7 skills to support children in school readiness:
- Listening and understanding
- Dealing independently with care needs
- Speaking clearly in sentences
- Having co-ordination
- Showing curiosity and enthusiasm
These are the basic skills we need to help children develop and be secure in, so they are ready and able to make a good start in school. The supporting statements below are identified on the School Readiness leaflet for families.
Co-operating: I will need to learn how to get on well with others.
Listening and understanding: I enjoy talking about stories we have shared together. You can help by giving me simple instructions to follow.
Sharing: It is important for me to be able to share with other children.
Dealing independently with care needs: Using the toiler, washing my hands and learning how to get dressed by myself will really help me at school.
Speaking clearly in sentences: If I can talk clearly, I will be able to ask for help when I need it and my friends and adults will understand what I am saying.
Having co-ordination: I will learn best if I am encouraged to be active from the tips of my fingers to the ends of my toes.
Showing curiosity and enthusiasm: I need to have lots of fun opportunities to explore the world around me.
Below are some leaflets and handy links from the BCP family information service regarding school readiness:
Transition Days & Key Dates
Sancreed Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4DZ