There are several things you can do at home to support your child when they start Reception. Developing skills in speaking and listening, letter sound knowledge and basic numbers are key foundations in learning in the early years.
Choose a time to practise these skills when your child is not feeling tired or reluctant. Mornings can be a better time than after school.
Short but frequent times, (five or ten minutes), spent together enjoying activities which practise skills are the best way of helping young children to become confident learners.
Give plenty of praise and encouragement and always consult your child's teacher if there appear to be any particular difficulties