DS starts Primary School in September. I have the uniform under control but wondered what else you bought?
Satchel? (I've ordered a school book bag). He's school dinners so no lunch box needed. I know I need a water bottle. What about a pencil case? And what should be in it? I'm presuming things like felt tips are a no go but will he even need coloured pencils or are they provided? Anything else I've forgotten?
School should tell you about anything you need. If an English state school you won't need a pencil case etc as these will be provided. You will also need a bag for his PE kit.
Some schools require indoor shoes. As well as uniform you'll need a PE kit (check what school requires) and suitable clothing for outside (Reception children can spend a lot of time outside so you need a warm, waterproof coat and hat, gloves etc for cold weather. Also sun hat and suncream (if it is sunny in September!). Again, check school policy on sun cream.
our school doesnt have a book bag so dd has a backpack as a school bag. No PE bag required either as PE stuff just goes in the backpack on the relevant days. DD needs indoor shoes for school as they change in and out of their outdoor shoes at break time/lunch time/hometime. Ours dont need a pencil case as pencils, etc are provided. She is allowed any water bottle.
normally a book bag and PE bag available from school. Drink bottle from the school although many use own as its easier to recognise. A lunch box too as not allowed food in book bag incase they ruin their reading books. I put keyrings etc on her book bag to make it more recognisable and ordered name tags online.
A good winter coat is a must! I bought DD a lovely ted baker one which i loved but it was so impractical! Get a good thick duffle coat with a hood definitely. No stationary needed usually.
The school my charge is at lunch bag cannot have school dinners due to severe allergies use the soft ones we have several and i tend to wash them in the washing machine as they do get yucky lots of small pots to go inside plus to take fruit in for snack time. Water bottle we have several as there are times they get left at school. Name lables very much needed 30 jumpers etc all very confusing shoe labels as well charge had two freinds over yesterday all had the same shoes
pe bag shorts teashirt
sunhat cream ours are kept in school wellies rain coatagain kept in school
We have a medical bag with epi pens medicines inhalers
spare gloves hats they will get lost quite often other children will take them home by mistake Also we have a small box at home that has pencils pens ruler rubber for home work Tissues my charge loves having her own supply in her tray and pe bag