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St. Cross Catholic

Primary School

Together we grow in God’s love

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Together we grow in God’s love

Parent Tips

  • Talk to your child about starting school and the fact that they will be leaving you but you will collect them.
  • Teach your child to dress and undress.
  • Teach your child to put their shoes on and take them off.
  • Ensure that your child is used to going to the toilet independently and can clean themselves as necessary.
  • Help your child to be more independent in all that they do, for example; ‘Try first...’, ‘Have a go...’,   ‘If I show you then you could try on your own’.
  • Read with your child on a daily basis
  • Support them with their high frequency words so that they become a confident and fluent reader
  • Offer them praise at every opportunity when discussing their progress at school
  • NO always means NO– it is easier for your child if they know this before they start school.