Here is Your New Year’s Back to School List for Children all Ages

 

New students are preparing to join LVIS School for the upcoming year while existing students are preparing to go back to school on opening day. As a parent, preparing the back to school list can be an arduous task. Often, you will forget to include some essential things which can be frustrating for you and your child. In this post, we shall include a back to school list for children of different ages to ensure you don’t miss anything next time you are shopping for back to school essentials when enrolled at LVIS. The good news it that school provides children with all the stationery and books they will need, so you don’t have to worry about packing their bags to the brim! Some items are however required.

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Your child can start LVIS from the age of 3 years. Children will learn how to read and write, tackle maths problems, master social skills, and try to understand the world by experimenting and observing. If your child is in the Primary School you will need to prepare the following things:

The LVIS uniform which can be purchased at school

    • The LVIS uniform which can be purchased at school
    • Indoor shoes such as slippers
    • Indoor shoes such as slippers 
    • Outdoor shoes for playtime
    • Drink bottle to leave at school  
    • Sports Kit
    • Rain jacket, cap and sunglasses depending on the weather.

SECONDARY SCHOOL

Older students incorporate the skills they’ve learned to discover their world. As older children prepare to join the secondary school, they will start experiencing a variety of different subjects. As with the Primary School LVIS provide all stationery and books however they will need the following things.

  • Colored pencils
  • The LVIS uniform which can be purchased at school
  • Indoor shoes such as slippers 
  • Outdoor shoes for playtime
  • Drink bottle to leave at school  
  • Sports Kit
  • Rain jacket, cap and sunglasses depending on the weather.

FIRST AID ITEMS AND MEDICINE

The school has a first aid kit with all the essential and all teachers have an up to date First Aid Certificate. We do not administer medication without notifying the parents beforehand. If your child must take medication during the school day the class teacher must be informed and must hold the medication, with clear written instructions, on behalf of the child.

 

What’s a Forest School?

Forest school is nature-based outdoor learning which targets the holistic development of young children. There’s a wide variety of activities that children in forest school can engage in. They include:

  • Building of shelter
  • Taking sensory walks
  • Foraging
  • Climbing trees
  • Cooking by the campfire
  • Nature art
  • Woodwork
  • Playing endless exciting games
  • Mud and puddle jumping

Importance of Forest School

Forest school plays a major role in developing various skills that can’t be nurtured within the confines of a classroom. Forest school-based activities are physical and this is essential for keeping children active. Children are exposed to different activities which develop their gross motor and fine skills.

While in the forest school, your child will learn how to take risks, appreciate nature, exercise their analytical skills, and master the art of making informed decisions. The children learn how to be self-sufficient and this enhances their self-esteem. Forest school exposes children to trial and error-related activities and this comes in handy to instill in them resilience and persistence, skills which are essential in both in the classroom and outdoors.

Forest school is related to the education curriculum in many ways. For instance, when children spend time outdoors, they learn about different seasons and the weather which is critical for life skills. Learning about plants and animals are also linked to science-related subjects just the same way woodwork activities and building is linked to design and technology. Being outdoors is beneficial for children as it helps them connect with the world and understand nature.

 

Forest School Gear for Your Children

 

If your children are attending forest school, they will need:

  • Woollen hat and sensible gloves
  • Waterproof, sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Warm, waterproof rain jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm socks. Children are advised to bring a spare pair
  • Thermal underwear and balaclavas if extreme weather

happy first day back to all!