The move from nursery to ‘big school’ can feel like a huge step, for you as well as your child. To help allay any anxieties you might have, we have signposted a selection of resources you may find useful.
Your child will be entering their Reception Year, the first year in primary education following on from their Pre-school and Nursery education. Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) which supports them to achieve Early Learning Goals by the end of the year. Children then move into Year 1 and start the National Curriculum.
All areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum are provided daily in both independent and adult supported learning experiences.
These areas are:
● Personal Social and Emotional Development
● Communication and Language
● Physical Development
● Understanding the World
Further details of the EYFS can be found by following the link below.
Little Owl’s First Day
by Debi Gliori
It’s a big day for Little Owl – his first day at school – but he’d rather stay at home and have fun with Mummy and Baby Owl.
I Am Absolutely Too Small for School
by Lauren Child
Lola is ‘too extremely busy doing important things at home’ instead of going to school.
by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
A reassuring read from first-day nerves to finding your peg.
Harry and The Dinosaurs Go To School
by Ian Whybrow
Harry and his dinosaurs are excited, and a bit nervous, to be starting school, but they learn how enjoyable it is.
The Kissing Hand
by Audrey Penn
A simple story to help children to deal with separation anxiety.
Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo!
by Emma Chichester Clark
Lily and her soft toy start at a new school with fun results.