‘Ofsted Parent View Site’ gives Parent/Carers the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.
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Is Your Child Ready For Nursery And School?
Here are a few helpful pointers
- Make sure that your child has a good night`s sleep, and they go to bed at a reasonable time.
- Have a good bedtime routine, a calm and enjoyable time With maybe a bath/shower, cleaning of teeth and a story.
- Give your child a healthy breakfast and a drink each morning.
- Allow enough time before school each morning so that it is a calm and enjoyable time without rush and panic!
- Encourage your child to put on and fasten their own clothes.
- Encourage your child to feed themselves with a knife and fork and spoon where it is appropriate.
- Visit your local library and share books and stories together.
- Sing nursery rhymes and songs together.
- Talk to your child about the things that you see while you are out and about, such as the looking for numbers, colours, and talking about the trees.
- Encourage your child to ask questions and talk about how they are feeling.
- Allow and encourage your child to take responsibility for their own toileting needs.
- Encourage your child to ask (rather than give a demand) for what they want, such as “Please may I have a drink of water?”.
- Let your child explore using pens, pencils, crayons and paint and a variety of paper to draw and make marks.
- Encourage your child to mix with others.
- Enjoy walks together and visit the local parks and museums.
- Most of all have fun with your child and foster an interest in the whole exciting world around us!
How Can You Make The Most Of Books and Stories?
- Share stories in a quiet area away from distractions (TV, Ipads, Radio etc).
- Revisit the same stories, as most children love repetition.
- Ask your child to point out pictures and talk about what is happening in the story.
- If your child has a particular interest, choose books to capture their imagination. If they are only interested in football ,then use football books and magazines!
- Ask them questions about what you are reading, to help develop concentration, memory and language.
- Pick a story with a happy ending, helping your child feel secure.
- Don’t worry about sounding silly. The more funny voices you use, the more your (and you) child will enjoy it.
- Allow your child to hold the book and turn the pages as you read.
These are just a few things you can do before and as your child starts in Nursery and Reception if you want to discuss any of these or any ideas you have that can improve and add to these pointers then pop in and talk to one of the team!
Onwards and Upwards
Early Years Team