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will my year 1 starter need a pencil case?

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Trimpy Wed 31-Aug-11 16:23:14

if so what should I be putting inside?
thanks

TheOriginalFAB Wed 31-Aug-11 16:25:12

No, they won't.

They will need a book bag and a water bottle.

scurryfunge Wed 31-Aug-11 16:25:30

pencils?

cat64 Wed 31-Aug-11 16:26:22

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SilveryMoon Wed 31-Aug-11 16:27:54

At my ds's school, they aren't allowed to take anything of their own in until they are in year 6 (so I've been told)
Ds1 will be going into Reception and I've been told he will need a book bag and water bottle

Trimpy Wed 31-Aug-11 16:30:55

Thanks, I haven't been told to bring anything for him, not even a water bottle as at reception they had jugs of water and cups where children helped themselves if thirsty. So I guess not then... I have a vague memory of having a pencil case during my primary years, very very long time ago!!

ragged Wed 31-Aug-11 16:36:54

rubbers, there are always a shortage of those on the tables.

mrsbaffled Wed 31-Aug-11 17:14:40

My DS is going into yr 3 and they'e been told to bring in filled pencil cases, but this is the first year they've needed anything other than book bag and water bottle.

mrz Wed 31-Aug-11 17:38:18

No he won't need any stationary ...I don't allow rubbing out

Limejelly Wed 31-Aug-11 17:42:51

No stationery needed and definitely not a rubber [shocked]

wink

Limejelly Wed 31-Aug-11 17:43:46

Darn my shocked face didn't work!

SE13Mummy Wed 31-Aug-11 18:37:13

Highly unlikely if it's a state school. My Y4 class are expected to provide their own PE kits and bookbags. Definitely no rubbers. As with mrz, I don't allow rubbing out either.

usualsuspect Wed 31-Aug-11 18:41:32

Pencil cases are lovely though ,all those new shiny pencils

sorry , I love stationery blush

mrz Wed 31-Aug-11 18:59:05

I love stationary too (when it's mine) but not when I have to sort out who owns the Ben Ten pencil and whose Hello Kitty eraser it is grin

usualsuspect Wed 31-Aug-11 19:00:24

Yes ,I expect it causes a lot of trouble grin

chocolateshoes Wed 31-Aug-11 19:03:42

why no rubbing out?

Limejelly Wed 31-Aug-11 19:07:21

I must confess I am too a stationery lover!

Mrz I feel your pain. During my NQT year I made the mistake of telling one of my parents that it was fine for their child to use their own pencil. By the end of the week every child in the class had their own pencil, including one of those weird bendy pencils hmm.

It was a complete nightmare and they all started fighting over which pencil belonged to who. Not to mention big smudgey (if that's a word) rubbing out marks or ripped paper where some had pencils with rubbers on the end!

They were swiftly banned; school issued pencils only!

mrz Wed 31-Aug-11 19:09:44

If they rub out the mistakes I can't see what the problem was and it makes a big mess... and some will spend as much time rubbing out as writing. I had two children last year who regularly rubbed out everything they had written so when it came to handing in books they was nothing to mark. That was the point I banned erasers hmm

SE13Mummy Wed 31-Aug-11 19:09:50

No rubbing out because 1) over-enthusiastic use of a rubber can lead to holes in pages and, more importantly, 2) if I cannot see a child's mistakes it is far harder to pinpoint misconceptions. I also explain to the children that I would far rather see the evidence of an intelligent learner who has spotted an error, identified it as such, and corrected it than an empty page.

rocketty Wed 31-Aug-11 19:13:11

um blush what's wrong with rubbers?

Have I irrevocably damaged my children's life chances by allowing their free use in our house. Is it too late for my 5yo already? Will my 4yo be educationally okay? What about the baby - I'm sure she's seen them about...

Panzee Wed 31-Aug-11 19:15:51

Rubbers are a nightmare in school as they tend to spend more time rubbing out than writing. And if they do make a mistake, I'd like to see what they did.

chocolateshoes Wed 31-Aug-11 19:35:42

ah.....was panicking like you Rocketty!!!!!

mrz Wed 31-Aug-11 19:36:49

nothing wrong with them rocketty but when it comes to comes to them I'm a NIMC (not in my class)

rocketty Wed 31-Aug-11 19:48:28

oh, that's ok then. DS1 is rubbish at rubbing out, so the teacher can still see the mistakes as well as the correction grin

In his holiday journal today, he rubbed out all the y and g letters as he "forgot to put their tummies on the line" first time. He's a bit of a perfectionist and I think he'd panic if he wasn't allowed to use one.

mrz Wed 31-Aug-11 19:56:09

Some children "who are perfectionists" just don't produce anything other than a page of rubbing out which is the problem

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