Our Strong for School Programme has been specially designed to prepare children for transition to school. The 6 sessions are structured and aligned to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the themed stories cover topics relevant to change. We look at changes in routine, curiosity, leaving friends and discovering new places. We work together to solve problems by being kind to others and valuing ourselves. We help Tatty Bumpkin to form relationships and explore feelings of anxiety and nervousness. Our final session ends with our Graduation Story (and certificates) and Tatty Bumpkin’s first day at school.
The sessions are a great way to help children build confidence and self-esteem whilst settling in to their first half term at school. They can also be delivered to small groups of children to support children who would benefit from extra nurturing in the early weeks at school.
We provide weekly documents, curriculum links and parent information sheets with activities to be continued at home.