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Winterbourne EarlsChurch of England Primary School

‘As each one does their part, we grow in love’


School readiness- How ready is your child? If your child is in a pre-school setting then work on these suggestions NOW!



Please complete and return both the Admissions Form and Uniform Order Form as soon as possible in order for the uniform to be ready for collection when your child comes for their induction afternoons. We also need to see a copy of your child's Birth Certificate - please also bring this into school as soon as possible. 


Things to practise before your child starts school

Its time to start practising for school in the coming weeks.  


Your child will be moving into a classroom with up to 29 other children and only 2 adults.  It is important that he/she can go to the toilet (and clean themselves with loo paper sufficiently), use a tissue to wipe his/her nose and be able to dress/undress with little or no help.  As we move into the Autumn term, after a Summer of good weather (hopefully) it is important that your child can put on and do up their own coat and shoes. 

It is also helpful if your child can recognise (read) their own name. (we will label your child's peg and books using a capital, followed by lower case letters.  We do not label in capitals) When we have 30 identical jumpers, hats and sometimes similar shoes and coats, it gives your child a sense of identity within the group, as well as confidence, to be able to find their own clothing and bags.  (It also means that more of your child's items will return home at the end of the day! laugh

These are skills that will really help your child to be a confident member of the class.

**We are not expecting your child to be able to write stories, or do written addition or subtraction when they start school, but it does help if they are able to hold a pen/pencil correctly when they colour or draw pictures and have started to count aloud when they sing or play.

Please see the documents below for ideas and activities to do with your child, to prepare them for school in September.


Top tips from our Reception class Parents, for our New Reception Parents!

Diary dates

Home vists

These will be taking place during the afternoons whilst your child is attending school part time. If you did not sign up to a home visit during the induction evening, then please speak to a staff member and book one in.


How do I help my child learn to read?  A meeting for Parents about phonics and reading in the Reception class

Wednesday 18th September; 2.30 pm-3 pm