Dear firstname.lastname@example.org Whether it’s making the transition to reception, changing school or just moving up to a new class, September is an exciting time for your young one.
So this newsletter focuses on Home Practice (HP) - some practical things you can do to bolster their confidence.
The Transition to Reception guide featured below gives you, as a parent, some practical tips and some things for your child to do. The other featured worksheets are designed to introduce them to topics they will encounter. If you can spend a little time with them with these exercises your child will have a head start in being familiar with the subjects.
Take look at the three great books we have reviewed about starting school. See below under BOOK REVIEWS.
Don't miss our free-to-enter GIVEAWAYS. They include newly published books, a game and Back to School goodies from Rex London.
Tips for Settling in to School
Each child will settle in to school differently and at their own pace. this article contains five helpful tips which will aid parents and teachers with this important transition as children take this big step. Read more...
Transition to Reception
Find out what happens once your child has a place allocated at school, the things that are handy for them to know and some suggestions for books that will help them with the transition in to school. There are also a few pages for your child to draw themselves and their favourite things which will help them talk about them at school.
First Phonics Sounds
This worksheet covers one of the first sets of phonics sounds that are covered. Ask your child to say the name of each image and if the image starts with the letter in the centre box, then ask them to draw a line between the letter and the image. This worksheet covers the letters S, A, T, P, I and N.
Nature projects are great to do in the autumn and this worksheet gives you five different ideas for things that you can do such as a ladybird sanctuary and a wormery. Most of the projects can be done with just a few items that you can find around the house.
This worksheet is aimed at key stage 3 and gives your child examples of creative poetry and helps them to think of ideas to finish given sentences. Your child will also be able to write their own creative poem about an imaginary creature by using the skills they have learnt.
This worksheet is aimed at key stage 3 and contains a range of weather based activities. Write a hurricane report, do an experiment to find out how frost and dew is formed, find out about how hail stays in the air and work out how windy it is. No specail equipment is needed to take part!
We continually review the best new books published. Shown below are three on starting school.
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