Welcome to our information page for the parents and carers of children who are due to start in our Reception classes in September 2023. We are very much looking forward to getting to know your child and your family and to working alongside you during your child’s time at Godinton.
Starting school is a very exciting step and the Godinton team are here to ensure that the transition from pre-school to school goes as smoothly as possible. We have a number of activities timetabled over the coming months to assist your child in becoming familiar with our school and to support you in preparing for September- we have really enjoyed starting to get to know your child over the past few weeks.
Please find below useful school documents, designed to help support your child’s transition to Godinton. Further content will be added to this page over the coming weeks – we will alert you to any new additions via ParentMail. Our school website contains lots of information about our school but if you have any questions or of there is anything that we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:
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Telephone: 01233 621616
To access the webpage which contains 'Welcome to Godinton' activities for the children, please click here.
PARENT INFORMATION PRESENTATION
We invite new parents to an information evening on Monday 19th June 2023 at 6.30 p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to meet our staff, visit the classrooms and to find out useful practical steps to support your child in starting school. At this meeting, you will be able to collect our new starter information pack, which contains all the forms that need to be completed prior to your child starting school, information about your child’s new class and teacher and details of their start date. Also included will be our Parents’ Handbook which offers essential information about our school.
A link to the presentation delivered at the meeting is available below.
Please click on the link below to open our Parent Handbook. This contains information about all aspects of school life. For further details you may also like to explore the school policies section of the website.
HELPING YOUR CHILD TO GET READY FOR BIG SCHOOL
All our children are unique and will each start school with different skills and capabilities. Some children may start school being able to write their name and others won't be at that stage of development yet. Some may be very independent whilst others might take a little longer to gain their confidence. Some may be able to ride a bike whilst others are still developing their coordination. Our staff are here to support our children in building on from whatever stage of learning and development they have reached.
There are lots of practical things that parents and carers can do to help their children develop skills that will assist them with the transition to school. This ranges from showing them how to put their coat on or helping them to look after their belongings, to engaging them in talking activities to develop speech and language skills.
Below are links to some useful websites and other documents which provide helpful guidance for parents on the practical steps they can take to help their child with the transition to primary school.
The BBC Bitesize Starting School website has useful resources, games, activities and top tips to help children as they start at primary school.
Click here to access a useful video clip to help support children with their understanding of number.
The following documents offer lots of practical and helpful tips for parents.
There are lots of books available about starting school which parents can share with their children.
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD WITH SPEAKING AND LISTENING SKILLS
Click on the links below for activities you can try with your child at home to help support their speaking and listening skills.
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD WITH FINE MOTOR SKILLS
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD WITH TAKING TURNS
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD WITH SELF-CARE AND INDEPENDENT SKILLS
SUPPORTING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES
Please click on the link below to find out more about provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities at Godinton Primary School.