Starting School Trips


Lancashire school readiness definition:

A locally agreed understanding of what being ‘school ready’ means.

Personal, social and emotional development


Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

Children should be able to:

  • leave their carer and happily come into school
  • interact positively and appropriately with others
  • listen when someone else is speaking
  • talk about their feelings
  • consider how others might be feeling
  • play co-operatively with other children, taking turns and sharing
  • talk with others to try to solve conflicts
  • follow simple rules
  • dress themselves independently, for example, footwear, coats, cardigans
  • go to the toilet independently
  • show perseverance and determination when working on a task
  • respect others’ property and school resources
Communication and language

Children should be able to:

  • listen attentively for a short period of time
  • use a wide range of vocabulary
  • join in with stories, songs and rhymes
  • talk about characters in a story
  • understand a simple question and respond appropriately
  • follow simple verbal instructions, for example, ‘Put your coat on the hook.’, ‘Wash your hands.’, ‘Fasten your coat.’
  • talk about their own needs, feelings and ideas
  • know and talk about familiar people and places
  • join in a short conversation
Physical development

Children should be able to:

  • use small tools and equipment, for example, scissors for snipping, holding a tool for mark making, using a knife and fork
  • put on and fasten a coat with a zip or buttons
  • move confidently in a range of ways, for example, walk, run, jump, climb, crawl
  • be independent and confident when moving and using equipment
  • choose the right resources for an activity