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Pencil cases and stationery

We are conscious that many children are currently bringing pencil cases and stationery equipment into school and that it would be useful to clarify the equipment that they need to have available. It is also an area that the school would find it very useful to have supplied by parents, in order to focus our resources on the things that can only be provided through the school.

 

The list below explains what items it would be helpful for your child to have available to them in their pencil case. 
 

If your child is in KS1 (Years 1 and 2):

  • 2 x HB pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Ruler for underlining – ideally a 15cm (6") or folding ruler would be ideal – so that it fits inside the case (Maths rulers will be provided)
  • Rubber (we prefer children to neatly cross out errors, but there are some occasions when rubbers are useful)
  • Glue stick (good quality)
  • Green handwriting pen for editing work (a biro is acceptable but not gel pens and not fluorescent green).
  • Separate pencil case with colouring pencils as an optional extra

 

These items should be in a simple pencil case, that is clearly labelled and does not have games or novelties attached to it (otherwise these cause considerable distraction in lesson time).
 

If your child is in KS2 (Years 3 to 6):

  • 2 x HB pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Ruler for underlining – ideally a 15cm (6") or folding ruler would be ideal – so that it fits inside the case (maths rulers will be provided)
  • Rubber (we prefer children to neatly cross out errors, but there are some occasions when rubbers are useful)
  • Green handwriting pen for editing work (a biro is acceptable but not gel pens and not fluorescent green)
  • Small rounded end scissors
  • Glue stick – the cheaper ones aren’t very sticky and don’t last too well!
  • A5 jotter/notebook (this is for rough work, planning, ideas etc. and can be personalised by your child)
  • Separate pencil case with colouring pencils as an optional extra

 

These items should be in a simple pencil case, that is clearly labelled and does not have games or novelties attached to it (otherwise these cause considerable distraction in lesson time).

 

In KS2, handwriting pens will be provided by the school once children have been awarded their pen license.

 

 

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