Reception Class

Welcome to #teamcarrmill

We are so very pleased that your child will be coming to join our Reception Class in September 2022. We are very excited to welcome you to Carr Mill Primary School and would like to thank you for choosing us to shape your child’s future.

Please take a look at our Reception 2022 brochure to help learn more about life at Carr Mill (see bottom of page). 

Starting school is a huge step not only for your child, but for you as parents too! At Carr Mill Primary School, we want all of our new families to be happy and comfortable with their next big chapter therefore have a thorough transition process to support your child to settle quickly and get off to the best possible start.

Reception Class Welcome Meeting 9/6/22

On Thursday 9th June we will be holding welcome meetings for parents to give you a chance to come into school, meet some of the key members of staff and learn all about our daily routines. Please choose one of the following to attend: 

Meeting 1:     2pm   

Meeting 2:     5.30pm

If you were unable to attend our welcome meeting, please find the information provided at the bottom of the page. 

Stay and Play Visit 5/7/22

On Tuesday 5th July 2022 we are looking forward to welcoming our new Reception children to a ‘stay and play session’ giving them chance to explore their new classroom and meet their new teacher. During your stay and play session you will be given information about your child’s first days at school in September, including the days and times of their initial visits.

If your child already attends our school Nursery, they can attend their session as usual before or after their Reception visit. Please note that children must be accompanied by their parent/s for the stay and play session.

The time of your stay and play session is on the letter within the welcome pack handed out during out Reception Welcome Meeting. 

September 2022

#teamcarrmill return to school in September for the Autumn Term on Monday 5/9/22. Our Reception class build up their time spent in school across the first week, as follows:

 *A detailed overview of your child's individualised September transition, including arrival and pick up times, will be provided when you attend school on Tuesday 5/7/22 for the Stay and Play session. 



Children that attended our 30 hour nursery provision will attend full time from day 1 as they are already used to being in school for full days 

All other children will attend Reception for a half day session 



Group 1 - will attend for the morning and stay for lunch

Group 2 - will attend for the afternoon 



Group 1 - will attend for the afternoon 

Group 2 will attend for the morning and stay for lunch 



All children will attend for a full school day 



All children will attend for a full school day 

We recognise that some children may find their first weeks of school harder than others. If we feel that your child would benefit from an extended gradual transition, we will arrange this with you on an individual basis. 

Useful resources for starting school 

A video guide with tips to help your child transition from home to school

Seven tips for the first term of primary school

Watch Topsy and Tim's first day at school!

Files to Download



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Moss Bank, St Helens,
Merseyside, WA11 7PQ

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