These are not compulsory to use and are a means to encourage your child to express their ideas and to practice making marks and learning about how print works.
Integrated within our everyday programme and children’s “Penguins Individual Learning Plans”, we support the development of literacy, numeracy, scientific enquiry, and development of essential concepts and skills.
Alongside this, we encourage independence and self-help skills, and it is helpful to establish some morning and afternoon routines with your child that support this. This may include putting their own shoes and jacket on, being able to re-apply their own sunblock, finding their own bag hook and name tag and carrying their bag in and out. All expectations that most of our local primary schools have for new entrants.