Starting School

At Fulstow we are very much a family community ensuring children are in a happy, safe and caring environment.

We aim to create an atmosphere in which children want to learn and want to be at school.

We spend a lot of our time getting to know each pupil’s individual needs and work hard to make sure they get the support and guidance they need. Our committed to promoting the highest possible levels of achievement for all learners is central to everything we do.

At Fulstow, our dedicated staff team work hard to ensure children can flourish and develop an enthusiasm for learning along with a desire for personal excellence. Quality and care is central to everything we do.

Children who are admitted to the Reception group will be invited to spend some time in school during the latter half of the Summer Term before they start school in September.

At the beginning of the school year in which your child starts school he/she will come part-time for the first four weeks. After that children can come full-time unless both you and the class teacher think part time education is still appropriate for them.This gentle introduction should make the transition from home to school easier for your child and help him/her settle happily and successfully.

Some children may have attended nursery school or playgroup; others will be coming straight from home. It is important to stress that for every child the process of starting school will be different.

If your child has any problem after starting school please do not hesitate to come in and discuss it.

There are a number of ways you can help prepare your child for starting school. The most valuable thing you can give your child is time. Try to make time to talk, play and read with him/her. It will help to ease your child into school if he/she has learned to do most of the following :

  • Be able to visit the toilet without help
  • Speak clearly and ask for what they need
  • Answer questions with words
  • Be used to being away from you
  • Expect to tidy up toys
  • Dress and undress him/herself
  • Be able to listen (even if only for short periods)
  • Share and take turns
  • Teach your child the Green Cross Code, practise it and encourage him/her to be responsible for his/her own safety.