‘Being Well Organised - Equipment to bring to school

Part of being well organised means bringing all of the equipment needed for the school day. It is important to check the timetable and ensure that the correct equipment for the next day is all packed the night before. Your child will need:

  • Pens (one blue and one black ink)
  • Whiteboard pen
  • Glue stick
  • A pencil, ruler, sharpener and eraser
  • A set of colouring pencils
  • Reading book - we encourage reading at every opportunity
  • Sensible bag, ideally a rucksack with two shoulder straps so that the load can be spread evenly. We recommend that PE kit is brought in a separate bag.
  • Pupils are encouraged to bring containers (not glass and preferably not ‘single use plastic’) of water into lessons and they may drink from these bottles as appropriate.
  • Please ensure that your child has all the equipment they need for the school day and is aware of after school arrangements before they leave home in the morning. As Selwood is a large site, it can be difficult to get items or messages to pupils during the school day.
  • Here at Selwood, we love to learn and this is at the heart of everything we do. We know that when pupils are well organised, they settle into the routines of the day more easily and this avoids any disruption to both their learning and to the learning of others.


Here are our good habits for around the school and effective learning in the classroom:

  • Behave sensibly
  • Be kind to others
  • Arrive on time and prepared for your lesson
  • Listen carefully
  • Let others get on with their work
  • Do your best
  • Care for your environment
  • Walk on the left and use the correct routes around the school
  • Wait for your lessons in a quiet and orderly way
  • Eat only in the designated places and put your litter in the bin’

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