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ST MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND (Aided) Infant School

Welcome back Kingfishers and Goldfinches, it's lovely to have you here. Woodpeckers, we miss you but enjoy Miss Gibson's wonderful online learning page.

Touch screen Chromebooks and tablets ensure our children have access to the latest technology.Our children enjoy exploring and learning in the countryside with our Forest School."Alongside a strong curriculum, the school blends in the fun rituals of village life". Ofsted 2019.“Pupils love their small friendly school. They are confident and eager to learn, polite and want to please”. Ofsted 2019."Leaders ensure that the most able pupils are stretched well". Ofsted 2019.“Pupils rise to the high expectations that adults have for them”. Ofsted 2019.

 Helping Your Child Become School Ready 

Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their families. It can be daunting too but with a little preparation and encouragement, most children will settle easily at school. Your child doesn't need to be able to read and write or do sums; there will always be a wide range of abilities at the start of term. However, there are some skills that will make the transition from pre-school to infants school a bit easier.

Help prepare your child for the next big step by working towards the skills below.

I must be able to...

Say when I need to use the toilet

and ask to go.

Use the toilet by myself and wipe my own bottom.

  Wash and dry my hands.

 

Hang up my coat

and bag on my peg. 

 

 

Put on my own coat and shoes.

 

Help to tidy up.

Answer to my own name.

Blow my nose by myself. 

I should be able to...

Get dressed by myself. 

Eat my food with a knife and fork.

 

Listen to and talk with my friends and with grown-ups.

 

Say goodbye to my family at the classroom door.

 

Open my own snack box.

 

Play and share toys  with other children. 

 

 

 

Recognise and name colours.

 

Listen carefully to my teachers and try to follow instructions.

 

Run, jump, climb, hop, throw and catch a ball.

 

Count 5 or more objects and recognise some numbers.

 

Make marks with pencils, pens, crayons and paintbrushes.

 

 Enjoy listening to stories

 

Handle books carefully.

 

I might be able to...

Write my own name. 

Recognise some letter shapes by sound.

 

Hold scissors correctly and use them safely.

 

 

Count up to 10 objects and find the matching numbers.

 

Chant up to 20.

 

 

Recognise some 2D shapes.

 

For further guidance on preparing your child for starting school,

click the picture links below.