I know I could just ask at school I guess but it's Saturday LOL and both my mum and mil who will be coming to visit want to know whether dd will need her own pens/pencils/ruler etc. in Y1 as they want to order her some named things
I went to school in Germany and tbh I can't really remember back that clearly, however seem to have vague recollection that I had a Schoolbackpack crammed full of school type stuff
State schools provide all books, paper, pencils etc but children may use their own writing materials if they wish. I teach Y5 and most girls tend to bring their own stuff. The boys seem happy using school supplies. HTH.
Sorry to be a bit of a dampner, but as a Y1 teacher, I would be rather dismayed if a child wanted to have a special pencil with their name on it - I would probably ask them to keep it at home because it would cause problems (other children don't have one, they would want to use it, arguments about who uses it, what happens when it gets lost, what about when she needs to switch tables to work in another group etc etc.) Older primary, not a problem, but Y1 too difficult.