I don't want to take the other thread about school starting on a tangent but I want to know from parents and teachers, what social skills and academic skills should a child have upon starting primary school (by this I mean reception / prep / the year before year 1 when they are there 5 days a week - it seems different by state).
Ie what should a child be able to do, count to a certain number? Recognise all letters of the alphabet? Write their own name, get dropped off each day and be happy to be there / not cry each morning they're dropped off? Sit down and listen when told to? All of the above, none of the above, anything else?