Back to school 2020: Your photos of your child’s first day

Nevaeh starting reception at Ravenswood Community Primary School, Ipswich

Nevaeh starting reception at Ravenswood Community Primary School, Ipswich - Credit: SARAH BURGESS

See the excited faces in our gallery, as children set out on the first day of the new school year.

Alby starting reception at Martlesham Primary Academy

Alby starting reception at Martlesham Primary Academy - Credit: GEMMA CLARKE

Many youngsters in Suffolk and north Essex are marking a real milestone this week with their very first day in reception class.

Chloe starting year three at Dale Hall Community Primary School, Ipswich

Chloe starting year three at Dale Hall Community Primary School, Ipswich - Credit: SAMANTHA BRAY

It’s a day they will remember all their lives - and which their parents will also remember with pride.

Lida starting Year 4 at Sidegate Primary School, Ipswich

Lida starting Year 4 at Sidegate Primary School, Ipswich - Credit: SAM RAHMATI

MORE: 5 ways to help your child deal with back to school anxietyGoing back to school and starting a new year is also a milestone for older children, who have all had a lot of disruption over the past months, losing out on a lot of school due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lola starting Year 1 at Claydon Primary School

Lola starting Year 1 at Claydon Primary School - Credit: KATIE HERMAN

Of course, schools have made many changes to ensure safety, but it’s now hoped families will be able to get back into the routine of children going to school, meeting their friends and feeling more sense of normality.

Honey-May starting Year 6 at Gorseland Primary School, Martlesham Heath

Honey-May starting Year 6 at Gorseland Primary School, Martlesham Heath - Credit: VAL NICHOLSON

Ena-Lillian, aged nine, and Monia, aged five, in Year 1 at Hillside Primary in Ipswich

Ena-Lillian, aged nine, and Monia, aged five, in Year 1 at Hillside Primary in Ipswich - Credit: SHARDEL BORN

William, six, and Darcie-Leigh, seven, going to Sprites Primary Academy in Ipswich

William, six, and Darcie-Leigh, seven, going to Sprites Primary Academy in Ipswich - Credit: NICOLLE TAYLOR

Violet, four, starting reception at Witnesham Primary School

Violet, four, starting reception at Witnesham Primary School - Credit: Faye Ellis

Seth, aged five, going to Claydon Primary School

Seth, aged five, going to Claydon Primary School - Credit: Marie Collins

Skylar, aged four,on her first day at Gorseland Primary School

Skylar, aged four,on her first day at Gorseland Primary School - Credit: DANIELLE CLARKE

Jessica, five, going to Britannia Primary in Ipswich

Jessica, five, going to Britannia Primary in Ipswich - Credit: KIERAN DOGGETT

Sebastian, 10, of St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Ipswich

Sebastian, 10, of St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Kyle starting Year 6 at Debenham Primary School

Kyle starting Year 6 at Debenham Primary School - Credit: WENDY CRANE

Alysia is starting Year 2 at Claydon Primary

Alysia is starting Year 2 at Claydon Primary - Credit: ABII JADE

Evie, four, starting at Rushmere Hall Primary School

Evie, four, starting at Rushmere Hall Primary School - Credit: ABBIE CURTIS

Sienna, four, starting reception at The Oaks Primary School in Ipswich

Sienna, four, starting reception at The Oaks Primary School in Ipswich - Credit: MELISSA WELCH

Ava is going back toYear 1 Springfield Infants School in Ipswich

Ava is going back toYear 1 Springfield Infants School in Ipswich - Credit: Harriet Robinson

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