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Preparing Your Child For Starting School

Welcome to Reception

at Peterbrook Primary School

Plan a day for practising your school morning routine. This will help you to allow enough time on your first day but also give your child time to practise things like getting dressed into their school clothes.

Will you have breakfast and then get dressed (so there are no spills on their clothes?)

How will you get to school? Will you walk, go in the car, on the bus, or perhaps your child will be in childcare so they will be dropped off by their breakfast club, childminder or nursery?

Can you arrange to travel to school and walk past the school building to talk to your child about the school?


Visit the school website click on the starting school logo at the bottom of the page and follow the links to the Reception page. Watch the tour of the classroom together. Talk about where they will go and what they will do. The children will be shown the entrances on their pre-visits.

Complete the enclosed activity and return your child’s getting dressed for school doll along with a photograph of them dressed in their new school uniform when they start in September. These pictures will form part of a ‘Starting School’ Display.


Below are the pages from the booklet we sent home in July with other ideas for supporting the transition to school.  We hope you have a lovely summer and we look forward to working to seeing you and your child in September.


The Reception Team

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545