Starting school is a big change for a child – and for their family!
People often wonder or worry if they will be “ready”
But we don’t need to worry. In Scotland there is a single stage of curriculum that covers both nursery and P1 so there is less change involved than people often think.
Also schools are experienced at getting ready for the children, and many now use much more play as part of the learning process, with just as good results
Keep calm and ditch the worksheets!
It’s also the time of year when supermarkets start selling “phonics kits” and boring worksheets with sums to do and letters to copy
Don’t bother with these! Instead here are some fun and playful ways you can help your child prepare for school
You can find them on these posters – there is one each for reading, writing, maths and wellbeing