Primary school life: teacher's tourThis article was first published in August 2019Reception teacher Katie takes you on a tour of her primary school and explains the children's routine for the day.Video TranscriptupdownKatie: Hi, I'm Katie. It may be a while since you've been to school, so I'm going to show you around a typical primary school so you'll know what to expect on your child's first day and what they'll be getting up to.Katie: When your child arrives at school they'll be able to hang their things in the cloakroom.Katie: Each child has their own peg with their name on. This encourages them to recognise their name and take responsibility for their belongings.Katie: Your child's school will let you now what they need to bring on their first day.Katie: First day nerves are normal for both you and your child, so don't worry!Katie: Staff are used to settling in children, so when you leave you know they are in good hands...Katie: And their tears will probably dry before yours!Katie: This is the classroom where your child will spend most of their day and every activity has a learning focus.Katie: We start each day on the carpet, taking the register...Katie: And for teacher led activities.Katie: Other areas focus on maths, writing, reading and investigation. Your child's school will probably have an outdoor classroom too, some children love to learn outside.Katie: Going to the toilet at school can be a daunting thing for your child.Katie: They can go at any point during the day, just by asking their teacher. And don't worry, if they have accidents we have spare clothes.Katie: The school hall has many uses; for assemblies...Katie: a chance for the whole school to get together.Katie: For lunch, a favourite for many children!Katie: Sometimes it's used for PE and you might see your child in a school concert here... remember the tissues.Katie: Playtime is a chance for the children to socialise with others and make friends and staff are always around to look out for those on their own.Katie: And after a busy day at school your child will be excited to see you at hometime.Primary school life: teachersThese primary school pupils tell you all about the important jobs teachers do and how to behave in class!Watch Cbeebies' Time for SchoolDocumentary series following reception children at primary school, capturing the excitement of learning and new experiences.More Starting Primary School videos and articlesHead to our homepage to help you and your child prepare for starting primary school and thrive in school life.