Starting ‘big school’ can be as daunting for the parent as it is for the child! There is so much to get sorted beforehand, you have so many questions about how to prepare your child for the first day of school and settling your child into school and you want to make sure the first drop-off goes off without too many tears (yours or theirs!).
This section of the site has lots of information and tips to help you give your child the best possible academic start.
The Parents' Guide to Primary School
Get your child's school days off to a flying start – no worries, no stress, no panic! Created especially for parents of new school starters, our brilliant eBook answers every question you might have about your child's primary education.
This eBook will help you:
- Understand what schools do and what their priorities are
- Understand what school life is like for your child – from the start of their Reception year, right up until they take their Key Stage 2 SATs in Year 6
- Learn more about the different people and initiatives that shape your child’s learning experience
- Understand more about how you can help your child to get the most out of their time at school
Inside The Parents' Guide to Primary School you'll find over 220 pages jam-packed with the latest information and guidance on every stage of your child’s learning journey, plus handy hints, tips and at-home learning activities to help them reach their full potential.
The Nursery and Reception Activity eBook
This bumper eBook of carefully crafted, interactive activities is ideally suited for parents of children in the earliest stages of their education. With 60 bright, entertaining and beautifully illustrated activities, all with easy to follow guidelines, this book is perfect for getting 3-5 year olds on the road to learning fun.
In The Nursery and Reception Activity eBook, you will find activities that require nothing more than some quality time with your child and objects you have lying around your house.
The activities are grouped together by 10 themes – from dinosaurs to the farmyard, via nursery rhymes and ‘people who help us’. Each activity is beautifully illustrated and comes with any accompanying worksheets or other resources (like board games) you might need to make the most of it.
Everything is laid out and explained simply, so that as you ‘work’ through the activities you will always understand how to go about enjoying them and exactly what your child is getting from each one.
With the emphasis on fun, interactive activities that we can enjoy with our young children, The Nursery and Reception Activity eBook is packed full of brilliant activities, games, songs, rhymes and more to make learning a real delight.
Starting School Scrapbook
If your child is starting school in September they're probably feeling nervous – and no doubt you are, too! To help boost their confidence, we asked a Reception teacher (and parent) to create a subscriber learning pack resource that will begin to develop your child’s skills so they can make the best possible start.
My starting school scrapbook is packed with colourful activities that focus on early English, maths and science skills as well as supporting your child’s physical and social development.
Work your way through the pack to introduce your child to: letter formation, name recognition, story sequencing and instructions, recognising numbers and carrying out science investigations.