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Key Stage 1

Q1. "What should my child be eating?"

A. Your child should have a balanced diet, which consists of 5 fruit and vegetables per day. Also, keep sugary treats to a minimum. Make sure breakfast is eaten before school as it will help with concentration levels. The school may already run a 'Breakfast Club,’ which you can access.

Q2. "How much sleep does my child need?"

A. Sleep is a vital need, essential to a child’s health and growth. Ensure your child has regular bedtime routine. Here is a guide to show the recommended amount of sleep your child needs:

3-5 years 11-13 hours sleep
5-12 years 10-11 hours

Q3. How do I deal with bad behaviour?"

  • Be a good role model – children learn behaviour from you
  • Have clear rules and routine – Need to be fair and easy for children to understand
  • Be positive not negative – Praise good behaviour and try to ignore bad behaviour

For more information ask your school for 'Managing Childrens Behaviour tip sheet.

Q4. Does my child need drug education at this age?" "What is 'drug education at this age?"

A. Yes they do. At age 5-7, your child should be learning about the positive use of medicine and the dangers of medicines and volatile substances e.g. bleach, aerosols etc. The information given helps children gain knowledge and skills about the drug and substances they are already experiencing. This is age appropriate drug education.