School Readiness

This Term, we will be focusing on getting our children ready for big school.

As recommended by the Preparatory Schools that we send our children on to, the most useful skills that children will need to learn are self care & social skills. At Rolfe’s Nursery School we recommend that children work on the following skills at home:

  • Greeting and manners (firm hand shake, eye contact & loud clear voice)
  • Packing my school bag
  • Hanging my bag and coat up at school
  • Putting my uniform and my shoes on all by myself
  • Independently manage zips and buttons
  • Table manners and feeding myself independently
  • Tidying up after myself
  • Independent toileting and hygiene
  • Communication skills (ask your child open ended questions to promote two way conversations. Encourage your child to communicate their needs : for example: if he/she needs help with opening their lid on a lunchbox, teach your child to ASK for help, encourage your child to use their words to resolve problems)
  • Strengthening my muscles in preparation for writing (threading, scissors, pegs and mark making)

As well as the above skills, at school we will be specifically focusing on the following skills:

  • Building attention span
  • Turn taking & sharing
  • Forming and building friendships
  • Participating in all aspects of the school day (i.e. singing, dancing, group games and activities)
  • Listening and following directions from adults
  • Following the classroom routine
  • Physical development
  • Creative skills
  • Joining in discussions about the world around us
  • Letter and pre-reading skills (such as recognising some letter sounds)
  • Number, pre-mathematics & reasoning skills (such as recognising numbers, shapes, one more than/less than, counting in sequence)

¬†Our main goal is to make sure that children enjoy their last term at Rolfe’s Nursery School and we have some very exciting activities planned for the term ahead.