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I'm sure the answer to that should be very serious - and important.....

 

But I'd be inclined to write. a B****y Big Raspberry - (if I knew how) :)

 

behaving.........I'd really say something about your transition procedure??

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If anyone can point out the Ofsted document which states categorically this is a requirement I'll be very surprised!!

Ofsted just want to know how effectively you support transitions and the impact on children of your practice - that's in the inspection framework.

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Do you have close links with your feeder school/s. We do and spoke to the Reception teacher and asked what she wanted the children to be able to do or be working towards and they put together a short list for us. We put it on headed paper and shared it with the parents. When Ofsted came out they were pleased and it seemed to tick a few boxes i.e. school readiness, working with other providers and partnership with parents.

It's worth an ask - but I do agree that if we could find a raspberry emoticon we should all use that with two fingers as well. :P

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I'd also look at how you get the children ready for school I'd

Independence

Dressing

Feeding

Hand washing

Tidying

Social interaction

How does all this ( what you do daily) help children be ready for school and the challenges that throws at them.

Like said above its not a written plan as such ut how your setting approaches this every day.

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I'd link to transition too as if you asked 20 people what school readiness means the chances are you would get 20 different answers so how can you possible get children "school ready". I actually did this for my dissertation at uni and no two people gave the same answer!! Most linked to socialising, independence, communication, not one mentioned knowledge of letters, numbers etc - was quite illuminating!!

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Below is a quote

Children’s minister Sarah Teather re-iterated the importance of the EYFS in ensuring school readiness. ‘What really matters is making sure a child is able to start school ready to learn, able to make friends and play, ready to ask for what they need and say what they think. These are critical foundations for really getting the best out of school.

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Children’s minister Sarah Teather re-iterated the importance of the EYFS in ensuring school readiness. ‘What really matters is making sure a child is able to start school ready to learn, able to make friends and play, ready to ask for what they need and say what they think. These are critical foundations for really getting the best out of school.

Quite a while since Ms Teather, but it sounds like being at an appropriate stage of development in the Prime areas!

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Preschhols and schools in my local area came up with a ready for school doc for parents. It includes the following. Is your child….

able to separate from you without too much distress?

independent in their toileting needs including washing their hands?

able to put on their coat on and attempt to fasten it?

able to independently change for PE and then dress themselves again, including putting shoes on and off?

able to use a knife, fork, spoon and cup?

confident in knowing 10 Nursery Rhymes or songs?

able to follow simple instructions and focus, when an adult is speaking?

able to use a variety of pens and pencils to make marks and write some letters of their name?

able to recognise their own name?

interested in stories and can recall the main events of a simple story?

able to count and recognise numbers in everyday situations?

beginning to understand simple rules?

confident to try new activities?

able to turn-take and share?

able to use scissors and cut out simple shapes?

Parents found it very useful and now are more relaxed as they thought it was all about writing, knowing the alphabet 3etc etc

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oh wow! How I wish they could!!

 

We have worked really hard with feeder pre-schools to try to instil this into the general understanding of the scary place 'big school' can seem to be, but still have children coming who have been expected to write numbers in a 100 square over and over, while unable to go to the toilet independently or wash own hands

Marley, that's a really useful list!

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