Starting primary school can be a daunting prospect for both children and their parents.
But there’s no need for youngsters or mums and dads to be anxious about the move to ‘Big School’ – as long as they’re prepared, both practically and emotionally, promises PTA UK, a charity which supports the UK’s parent teacher associations.
With advice that parents in Cyprus can also apply, Michelle Doyle Wildman, PTA UK’s acting CEO says: “Starting in reception year is a real milestone in a child’s educational journey, which should be filled with exciting opportunities and the chance to forge lifelong friendships”.
“Stepping over the classroom threshold for the first time can fill you with a real mix of emotions: from excitement to nervousness, uncertainty to joy and everything in between.
“Yet, whatever you or your child is feeling, there are simple things you can do to prepare to...