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Our Values

Meadows Primary School and Nursery

School Readiness

As our children look to begin their first school year, it is a priority for us to ensure that they are ready for this exciting next stage. We want to ensure your child has the best foundations on which to build and below is a comprehensive list of the skills and attributes that we will work with you on to ensure your child achieves.

  • Do I recognise and respond to my own name?
  • Can I speak to an adult politely?
  • Can I talk in full sentences, linking between 4 to 6 words together?
  • Am I developing a rich and detailed vocabulary?
  • Can I sing lots of songs?
  • Do I know many rhymes?
  • Can I write my own name?
  • Do I know when and how to ask for help?
  • Can I speak to an adult politely?
  • Can I sit still and listen when asked?
  • Can I take turns and share nicely with my friends?
  • Can I talk about my feelings, using words such as happy, sad, angry or worried?
  • Can I use the toilet independently and wash my hands?
  • Can I take my coat off and get dressed and undressed on my own?
  • Can I enjoy a book independently and with a grown up? 
  • Can I retell a longer story?

Working in partnership with our School Readiness Health Visitor, we invite you to attend some additional Stay and Play sessions that give you the opportunity to ask any questions relating to the above.  These sessions are designed to give advice, support, and signpost to resources on toileting, behaviour, sleep, fussy eating and dental health. 

By identifying development concerns early, we can provide support through targeted interventions and early referrals to support you and ensure that your child is equipped for school.  For more information about any of these issues, please speak to a member of staff.

  • To view Pacey's 'Steps to Starting School', please click here.
  • To view Pacey's Preparing for School article, please click here.
  • To view useful resources on School Readiness, please click here.