Checklist for Kids - What Does My Child Need For Primary School?
Make sure your Child has everything for the school day.
School can be a daunting experience for parents and children. In the months before your child starts school for the first time, you will be asking yourself, "what does my child need for primary school". You may have compiled a list of your own. Your child may be changing classes at the start of a new school year, "what else does he need?". Avoid stress for your child and for yourself by using this checklist to your child has all he needs for Primary School. All the following suggestions will depend on your child’s School’s expectations - this list was written for Parents of children in the UK so please bear this in mind if you are from another country as your Education System's requirements may be different.
Checklist - Everything Your Child Needs For Primary School
If your child requires medication in school (for example, Inhaler, EpiPen, etc.) ensure that relevant forms have been filled out and are brought to school at the beginning of the school year or when the child is diagnosed. Medication should NEVER be left in Children’s bags, check with your child’s school for their policy on what you should do.
Reading record journal
Target cards (Maths, Writing, Reading and so on work-towards cards)
Return permissions (in an envelope with child’s name on please!)
Lunch box (including a lunch-time drink)
Water bottle (for use in class)
Snack (for break-time)
Hairband (for children with long hair)
Adhesive tape (to cover earrings if your child has recently had ears pierced)
Tracksuit (for winter/cold weather/outside exercise)
Reading Glasses (Spectacles) if needed
Library books for return
Home-school communication book (will be issued by your child’s teacher if necessary)
Gloves, Coat & Scarf (for Winter/colder days – you would think this was obvious, but with so many children travelling to school by car, these often get forgotten!)
Sunhat or Baseball-type cap for Sunny days
Cycle Helmet (if your child cycles to school)
Cycle Permit (sometimes required if a child leaves their cycle at school during the school day)
NAME EVERYTHING WITH PERMANENT MARKER OR SEW-IN TAGS!! Do not use ordinary pen and be sure to check regularly that the name is still legible!
If your child is likely to have ‘little accidents’ from time-to-time, it is a good idea to discretely give the teacher a named bag containing a change of clothing for your child which can then be stored to be used if necessary.
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Preparing Your Child for Primary School
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