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Video tour of Thaxted Primary School

When talking to your child about starting school, you can use this short video tour of the school to help familiarise them with what Thaxted Primary School looks like...

Photo book of Thaxted Primary School

You may want to show the photos in this booklet when you talk to your children about starting school. 

Getting Ready for School Checklist

Whilst thinking about how you can best prepare your child for starting Primary School, we have created a checklist of skills that we believe will aid them settling into school life.

This list is not an expectation of what they should be able to do before starting school, but just a guide to help you.

Letter Formation

If your child is showing an interest in learning to writing at home, take a look at our letter formation sheet below to help support them forming their letters correctly.

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).

A Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework