Transition to School


Personal and Social Development

Encourage as much independence as possible, ie:

  • To choose things for themselves/ put them away.
  • Recognise their own property – bag, coat, apron etc.
  • Open lunch boxes, bottles etc. themselves.
  • Taking turns, sharing and playing with others
  • Solve conflict amicably
  • Support them in recognising the emotions of others and the effects their actions have on others.


Communication and Language Development

  • Interact with your child, talking about events in their lives and encouraging them to talk about their own experiences.
  • Encourage them to listen carefully to others as they share conversations.
  • To follow instructions


Physical Development

  • To play ball games
  • To run, climb, slide with confidence.
  • Use scissors to cut things out
  • To hold a pencil
  • To use a knife, fork and spoon



  • Share books and stories with your child.
  • Look at signs and symbols and talk about their meaning with your child when out and about
  • Encourage your child to use their writing skills in a variety of ways, offering positive praise for their efforts.
  • Provide a variety of paper, pencils, chalks, paint brushes with pots of water (inside and outside) etc so your child can practice drawing whatever they wish.
  • To recognise their written name.
  • To form lower case letters independently, initially those in their name.
  • Begin to Sound out letters.
  • Begin to form the initial capital letter and lower case letters in their name, independently



  • Count with your child as often as possible.
  • Look for numbers in the environment.
  • Provide opportunities for your child to sort compare and talk about size, shape and weight. i.e cooking
  • Discuss more / less than


Understanding the World

  • Discuss why and how things work.
  • Learn how to programme a toy and make it do what they want it to do.
  • Share memories of when they were a baby and how they have grown.


Expressive Art and Design.

  • Dress up, sing, dance, puppet shows
  • Make and create models
  • Use their imagination as they play.
  • To use different resources to create pictures and models.


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Contact Details:


Greenslade Pre-School

Pound Lane


BS48 2NN


01275 858359

07934 131 558



Session Times:


Am session 9.00am - 12.00pm

Pm session including lunch 12.00pm - 3.00pm


Sessions may be combined to provide a full day 9.00am - 3.00pm


We offer late finishes, up until 5.30pm, at a rate from September 2019 of £16.50 per late finish and we early starts from 8.30am at a cost of £4 per session



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