A few simple techniques will support your child in their first weeks in primary school.
You can help support your child in their first weeks in primary school by establishing routines at home, showing that you value their progress, and encouraging them to take pride in their work.
After the first day
If your child has been to a nursery or reception class, they may have had some preparation for primary school and so their transition may be smooth. However, they might still find their initial weeks a period of change and stress.
Your child may be more tired than usual and need time to relax. You may find that rather than becoming more 'grown up’, they may regress or become more difficult or defiant, in response to the stress of a new routine.
Your child may also have concerns about making friends or be more withdrawn than usual.
What you can do
In order to provide support or help your child through what can sometimes be a difficult first phase, it may help to:
If you cannot sort out problems your child has by talking to them, you may find it useful to talk to your child's teacher about your concerns.