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IamAporcupine Mon 22-Aug-16 22:19:35

DS is starting reception in 2 weeks. We have the uniform and the school bag, which we were told we had to have.
That's fine but we were not told what he needs to take in his school bag on the first day/week?!
any help?

Passthecake30 Mon 22-Aug-16 22:22:28

Water bottle, fruit snack pot (if he is unlikely to like the school fruit snack) and a packet of tissues?

The bag is mainly so a book/phonics can be sent home.

dementedpixie Mon 22-Aug-16 22:23:50

Depends if they provide pencils, etc. My ds takes a plastic folder to put jotters in and a pencil case with pencils, rubber, ruler, etc.

BikeRunSki Mon 22-Aug-16 22:25:05

Bottle of water

idontlikealdi Mon 22-Aug-16 22:26:01

Nothing - take the empty book bag on the first day.

IamAporcupine Mon 22-Aug-16 22:33:50

the bag they made us buy is one of those flat ones - I don't think a bottle of water and snack would fit in there?

Hoviscats Mon 22-Aug-16 22:40:32

If you haven't been told anything else i would send it empty. At my sons school water bottles aren't needed for reception, y1 and y2 as jugs/cups of water are provided. the bag is mostly to send him reading books/homework/artwork etc.

dementedpixie Mon 22-Aug-16 22:41:01

Sounds like a bookbag then. My two never had them and used a backpack instead. I'd just leave it empty then

IamAporcupine Mon 22-Aug-16 23:05:25

dementedpixie yes it is a bookbag, sorry!

TeenAndTween Tue 23-Aug-16 12:39:05

Leave it empty.

It will come home with
- reading record
- reading books
- newsletters
- invitations

mrz Tue 23-Aug-16 14:12:53

Avoid backpacks and if they haven't asked for water bottles please don't send one!

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