Starting School at Offmore Primary
"A successful change is about them forgetting that the change happened."
Welcome to our Reception Transition page. This page contains information, videos, stories and activities to support you and your child with the transitions ahead; whether your child is coming from our Nursery class or joining our school for the very first time. If you are new to Offmore then we cannot wait to welcome you in September. If you are a returning family, then we cannot wait to welcome you back!
Due to the current situation, we know that transition is going to look a little different this year but we hope that this page will be a helpful source of support over the coming weeks.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact the school office or drop us an email on; firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the journey! We are looking forward to taking it together and making your child's transition into Reception as smooth as possible.
Meet the Team
Teachers: Mrs Skelding Mrs Jay
Teaching Assistants: Miss Hollingsworth Mrs Adams
Starting School Documents
How to help your child be school ready
The following video has been provided by the Health Visiting Team in the Wyre Forest.
I hope you find their presentation helpful. There are plenty of links and websites you can go onto for information. You can contact the service, 0-19 Starting Well Partnership for advice and support.
There Parenting groups are providing additional support over the summer holidays. It is a six week course.
Topics discussed will be around Emotional Health and Wellbeing , offering support during the 'Transition /School readiness time . If you are interested you can contact the team to join the weekly webinars. All the details are included in the presentation. You will also find a leaflet below.
Ideas to 'Share and do' with your child
A story to share told by their teachers Mrs Skelding and Mrs Jay.
Website: Free online parent guides are available for parents living in Worcestershire and provide interactive activities, quizzes, video clips and practical hand-outs that focus on the parent-child relationship.
Website: What to Expect When (opens in a new window) guidance to your child's learning and development
Website Pacey (opens in a new window) factsheets, videos and activity sheets to help you and your child get ready for school
Website: Pacey (opens in a new window) toolkit for helping to prepare your child for school
Website: The School Run (opens in a new window)10 tips for a good first day
Website: Mumsnet (opens in a new window) tips for starting school
Website: Kid Sense (opens in a new window) tasks and activities to help with things like social interaction, play, language and emotional development