Westbury Park Primary School

Westbury Park School

How to help your child

There are many things you can do to help your child settle into school life.

Boys on a see-saw  Children on a slide

Practical help

Help your child to be independent. Practise:

  • putting on coats and doing up fastenings
  • putting on shoes and socks
  • opening and closing lunch boxes, flasks, yogurt lids etc
  • use the toilet independently
  • use a knife and fork


Help with learning

  • Make reading time at home a special time that you both look forward to.
  • Try and look at your child’s phonic book in their reading folder regularly.
  • Continue to read bedtime stories, visit the library and sing songs and rhymes.
  • Play number games at home and point out numbers while you are out and about.
  • Count (forwards and backwards), sing number songs and talk about numbers.
  • Count objects eg. potatoes in a bag, coins in a jar, buttons in a box.


Always come and see us if you have any concerns about your child.


Links for helping your child

We have produced a number of PDFs with ideas for helping you to help your child to learn.



Online websites to help your child

These are just a few websites we recommend for helping Reception age children:

Learning through play - tips for parents

Helping with reading at home 

Enunciation of Phonemes