Clipstone Brook Lower School

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Brooklands Drive, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 3PG

01525 376085

Preparing Children for Starting School


To help your child be ready for starting school. Encourage them to learn the following skills so they are able to:


  • speak to an adult and know when to ask for help
  • understand the word 'stop' and that this might be used to prevent danger
  • understand the word 'no' and the boundaries it sets
  • recognise their own name including familiar signs and logos
  • talk in full sentences and have a good, detailed vocabulary
  • be aware of other children - play and form friendships
  • sit still and listen when asked and also be able to take turns and share
  • be toilet trained and be able to visit the toilet unaided
  • take their coat and shoes on and off, dress and undress for PE with minimal adult support
  • open and enjoy a book both independently and with an adult
  • recognise numbers and take part in counting games
  • hold a pencil properly to make marks and begin to draw
  • eat a meal or snack unaided, identify and enjoy a range of healthy foods. 


 Is your child ready to learn?



  Click here to see the Central Bedfordshire Council's Video footage about school readiness