Primary school

Read up

  • Being prepared as a parent
    It's not unusual for parents to feel anxious when their child starts primary school, so if you're feeling a bit wobbly about it all, that's ok. It is a big change and it will affect you all in some way. Read more here.
  • Preparing your child for school
    You can help your child look forward to school by removing the fear of the unknown. If they already go to nursery or pre-school the move up to 'big school' should be a bit easier, but in any case, knowing what to expect will help. Read more here.
  • Settling in and making friends
    Just as all children learn to read and write at their own pace, some will settle in at school and make friends more quickly than others. And you can't always second guess how your child will react. Read more here.
  • Starting school (the early days)
    When the big day finally arrives and you've taken steps to prepare your child with the practical and emotional skills they'll need, it's time to put that preparation to the test. Read more here.
  • Starting school tips from other parents
    If your little one starts primary school in September and you're feeling a bit emotional about it all, help is at hand! We asked our members to share their top tips for being prepared as a parent. Read more.

Take the quiz

What sort of Reception parent are you? Starting school is a big step, and one that parents deal with in various ways. Take our fun test to find out what your approach days about you.


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Fun worksheets

Fun activities from the National Literacy Trust
Follow the lines to help find the Tiger
Fun with numbers and Shapes of Food from National Numeracy

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