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Reception Starters 2020

Welcome to Lakeview School

We are delighted that you and your child will be joining Lakeview School this coming September. On behalf of the Staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community.

Preparing for school 

Lots of parents want to know how to get their child ‘school ready’ below is a collaboration of ideas and activities to help.

The most important activities to ensure a child is school ready is to promote independence, build confidence and encourage them to have an inquisitive mind, asking questions and engaging in conversations, listening to stories develops their communication and language as well as their understanding of the world, which will help children be ready to learn.

As a school we are committed to smooth and timely transitions that allow each child to settle in, get to know their teachers and make new friends. We are thinking of ways we can prepare your child and give them the best possible start to school. We hope these links are useful.

Some fun, simple and effective activities

Skills for school

Getting ready for school

Starting school


We will be talking to pre-school and nursery settings, as we always do, to find out where your  child is in their learning. We will also be talking to you directly to find out about your child's preferences; things they particularly enjoy, find difficult etc over the next few weeks. These conversations usually take place within the context of stay and play visits to school and a home visit in the Summer term, however if this is not possible, due to the current situation, we will think creatively to ensure that we receive all of the information that we need about your child. We look forward to speaking with you and working together.