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Monkstown Nursery School, Monkstown, Newtownabbey

Preparation for P1

16th May 2021

Things to think about for transitioning to Primary One 📚✏️
Lots of children will be getting ready to attend primary school in September, we have put together a list of things that we believe will massively support children to be ready to enter Primary 1 🥰
⭐️Self care⭐️
▪️I can use the toilet independently 🚽
▪️I can wash and dry my own hands 🖐🏻
▪️I can blow my own nose 👃🏻
▪️I can ask for help if I feel unwell 🤒
▪️I can put my own coat on and off 🧥
▪️I can put my own shoes on and off 👟
▪️I can get change out of my clothes and put different ones on 👚
▪️I can pour my own drinks 🥛
▪️I can open my packed lunch box and eat independently 🥒
▪️I can use a knife and fork 🍴
▪️I can sit at a table when I eat 🪑
⭐️Social and Emotional⭐️
▪️I am confident being away from my mummy, daddy or main carer 👨‍👩‍👦
▪️I am able to express my emotions, thoughts and needs to be met 💬
▪️I am willing to try 👍
▪️I am able to turn take and share 🤝
▪️I can interact and play games with others 🎲
▪️I try to be a good friend
▪️I have persistence 💪🏻
▪️I can problem solve 💡
⭐️Gross and fine motor skills⭐️
▪️I have gained good muscle control in my hands ✋🏾
▪️I can hold a pencil comfortably ✏️
▪️ I have good balance 🤸🏼‍♀️
▪️I am confident within climbing, jumping, and running 🏃‍♂️
▪️I am learning to manage my own risks ⛔️
⭐️Listening and understanding⭐️
▪️I can follow boundaries and routines 📋
▪️ I am able to sit still for a short while and listen👂
▪️I can follow instructions 💭
⭐️Literacy and Communication ⭐️
▪️I am understood when I talk 💬
▪️I am able talk about myself, my thoughts and feelings
▪️ I am exploring and interested in books, pictures stories, and music 🎶
▪️I am practicing to recognize my own name when it’s written down

⭐️Maths Skills⭐️
▪️I am aware of numbers and counting 🧮
▪️I join in with number words, songs and play 🎱
▪️I experiment with emptying and filling sand/water containers ⌛️
▪️I can recognise some written numbers 🅾️
▪️I look at numbers in my environment 🏪
▪️I have practiced getting my uniform on and being ready to leave on time ⏰
▪️I have a good bedtime routine so I am not tired for school 😴
▪️I am learning to eat at the same time as I would at school 🍏
▪️I am making sure I have breakfast before I leave for school