Rising Fives

Rising Fives is our “Transition in Preparation for Primary School”

During the year before your child moves onto primary school we work closely with local primary schools to prepare for your child’s transition to school.

What Do We Do at Pre-School?

  •  We will invite your child’s future teacher and Headteacher to visit our setting to get to know your child
  • We have close links with Langtoft Primary School and work closely with staff so that they are aware of any support your child may need when they start school.
  • If your child attends our Friday sessions, we will accompany them to Langtoft Primary School to attend four taster sessions during the summer term.

What Can You Do?

  • Don’t forget to pick up your application pack, which is available from any Lincolnshire primary school
  • Visit your local primary schools to help you decide which school you would like your child to attend
  • Talk to your child about going to primary school, but avoid using the term ‘Big School’. This can be a BIG scary idea for some children!
  • Ask your child open ended questions about how they are feeling and reassure them that they will be looked after and will enjoy their time at school.

Reading, Writing and Numbers

Many parents worry that their child should be able to read, know all their letters and numbers and be able to write at least their own name. In fact, teaching your child things like letter sounds can be detrimental as they may need to be ‘un-learnt’ if they are not taught correctly. It is much better for your child to be a ‘blank canvas’ for their class teacher at primary school. Please instead focus on the following:

  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Speaking and listening
  • Saying please and thank you
  • Responding to questions
  • Counting during play
  • Washing hands thoroughly
  • Using the toilet independently
  • Dressing and undressing independently

We hope your child will enjoy their Rising 5 year and all the new experiences it will bring. We work hard to ensure that the transition to primary school is smooth and fun! If at any time you have any concerns please speak to your child’s key worker, who will be happy to help.