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Starting School

Is my child 'Ready For School'?


These guides contain useful tips and ideas to help prepare children for starting school in September:

Steps to starting school   and     Preparing for school guide


Good communication is essential for learning.  The following guides provide ideas to develop children's language and vocabulary:

Happy talk   and   Listen and learn


Mark making is the first step in learning to write.  The following guide gives some ideas for mark making at home:  

Make a mark - make a start


The following guide has lots of great ideas to help prepare for learning maths in school.  There are suggestions for simple games, rhymes and everyday activities:  

The numbers game