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Starting School Checklists

Who knew getting the kids to school would be such an effort (every parent, ever). We had a shock last September when our eldest started school nursery, rushing out last minute to buy uniform and then managing to miss almost every no-school uniform/random dress-up day. And so many lunches were thrown together in a rush to get out the door on time 🙈.

This school year I’m aiming to be more organised, well I have good intentions and lists, lots of lists 👀

To get:

  • T-shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Trousers
  • Cardigans
  • Jumpers
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Tights
  • Shoes
  • Trainers
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Name labels
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch box
  • Lunch bag
  • Backpack
  • Folder (for the many pictures that are thrust at me at pickup)
  • Bobbles & hair clips
  • Kid-friendly hand sanitiser

To do:

  • Iron in name labels
  • Get a haircut
  • Try on existing uniform
  • Donate uniform that no longer fits
  • Buy uniform and other supplies
  • Create an ‘out-the-door’ station for bags, shoes, coats, etc
  • Get back into a morning routine
  • Add key dates to the family calendar
  • Double-check drop-off and pick-up times
  • Gather lunch ideas
  • Run through ‘School ready’ activities

Weekly to do:

  • Check school app and update calendar with any future events
  • Batch prep & freeze lunch items
  • Pack P.E. Kit
  • Do homework/school projects
  • Wash & Iron uniform x 5
  • Clean school shoes (will probably get Lottie to do this)

Reception class prep:

  • Practise handwriting
  • Basic maths activities (counting, shapes, adding, subtracting, weight)
  • Phonics games (we mainly use a Welsh language app Tric a Chlic)
  • Early reading practise (we’ve been reading the Dysgu gyda Sam series)

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