Godinton Primary School

Reception 2020: Information for Parents



Welcome to our information page for the parents and carers of children who are due to start in our Reception classes in September 2020.

Please find below useful school documents, designed to help supoprt 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 aditions 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:

headteacher@godinton.kent.sch.uk or office@godinton.kent.sch.uk

Telephone: 01233 621616



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.




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.



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.




Click on the links below for activities you can try with your child at home to help support their speaking and listening skills.