Supporting your child’s transition to primary school - Pathways

Ref: C2226281

Discover how to support a child through the transition of entering primary school Students will share ideas and take part in activities that aim to support their children’s confidence and skills to help prepare them for starting primary school.

Course aim

How to support children’s transition to primary school giving tips on confidence building and importance of play

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain, giving appropriate examples why play is so important for a child’s development and successful transition to school.
  • Describe three ways of improving their child’s confidence and resilience.
  • Describe three ways of improving their child’s ability to form and sustain relationships.
  • Explain the importance of children being given the chance to ask/answer questions and make/ justify choices.
  • Identify three positive steps to take to support their own child’s transition to nursery or school.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs, class discussions, short tasks and research

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Progress to another WEA course such as ‘Introduction to Helping in Schools’ on the Pathways

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Supporting your child’s transition to primary school - Pathways

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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