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New Starters: Getting Ready for School

Welcome to Eling Infant School

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Mrs Quinn and Mrs Cheek show you around our school

To help your child to be ready for school, there are some simple, fun things that families can do together. 

Getting ready for school

A video for families about how you can best support your child to be ready for school.

Ready to Learn


During your child’s first year at school they will continue to work within the Early Years Foundation Stage and build upon the key knowledge and skills that they have already acquired both at home and during their time at pre-school.


The Early Years Foundation Stage is divided into 7 areas of learning and development;

  • Communications and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design


The children explore these areas in many ways, learning through play. There is whole class teaching, small group work, independent play, and playing with carefully selected activities. The children have opportunities to play indoors and outdoors.


We use animal friends at Eling to help children gain the skills to be amazing learners.

Learning Friends

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A video to watch together about our learning friends - the animals that help us learn at Eling.



In the Autumn term, and throughout your child’s time at Eling there will be ILearn curriculum information sessions to give you more in-depth information about what your child is learning and how best to support them. These sessions will be held during the school day.  

What are I POWERS

Chat Activities

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Play Activities

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Read Actitvities

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Reading with you child

Is one of the most important things you can do to help them to be ready for school.


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We use an online learning journal, called Tapestry to share learning between home and school.

For more information about transition into Eling Infant School, please follow the link below.