For families with a child starting school at Gillibrand this year, here are some useful links to websites that will help support your children as they transition to primary school. Below is a link to the 'New Starter Booklet' which provides lots of information about Reception class and life at Gillibrand. 

Follow this link to access the 'New Starter Booklet'

A link on helping your child to prepare and be ready for starting school:

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/early-years-childcare-and-family-support/family-support/getting-ready-to-start-school/

 

Hungry Little Minds has been launched by the Department for Education with lots of fantastic ideas for early learning:

 www.hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

 

The National Literacy Trust’s new project, Small Talk, aims to support the language development of children under the age of five. An everyday guide to chatting, playing and reading with your child:

www.small-talk.org.uk/

 

Tiny Happy People offers simple activities and play ideas to help parents find out about your child’s amazing early development.

 www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

 

A guide for parents to help navigate through the Early Years Foundation Stage framework:

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/What-to-Expect-When-2018.pdf

 

A parent guide to the current Early Years Foundation Stage Framework:

https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2015/01/EYFS_Parents_Guide-amended1.pd