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Water Mill

Primary School

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Welcome to Reception Class!


Your teacher will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.


Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!

Applying for a Reception Place for September 2021 please read the below letter from Birmingham City Council

What Your Reception children will need each day


Item Day /s Details
PE kit Needed everyday Include shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt, pumps or trainers,joggers, in a named bag (not a carrier bag)



  All Reception Age children are able to have a free school meal or they can bring their own healthy packed lunch.
Book bags Everyday only books to be carried in them
After school club Everyday apart from the last day before a holiday To be booked in advance, phone school for details
Reading Everyday Please read to and encourage your child to read a little each day.
Drop in sessions Monday 9.10-9.25 Please make an appointment with the office to check staff are available.


Ways to support your child


Play games

Practice writing letter sounds and child’s name.

Reading with them and sharing stories every night

Playing games (e.g. board games / card games)

Take them to the library

Take them swimming

Talk to them about what they’ve been doing, what they see around them etc

Enhance their knowledge and experience by taking them to places of interest like museums, country parks, castles etc.

Counting with them

Talk about activities / stories

Practice writing Childs name.

Practice getting changed for PE

Click on the links below to see what is covered in each Reception Theme:

To view more information about what a reception age child needs to learn by the end of the year please click here

Please bear in mind these are generalisations for children of this age, some will be working towards them and some may have exceeded them by the end of the year.
Further information for parents can also be found in the following documents:
Useful links:


Contact Us

Water Mill Primary School Water Mill Close, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6TS
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