The summer holidays are rapidly passing by – even with me being in work, it feels like it’s whizzing by. For N he’s mostly been in holiday club – with the OH or his Gran usually picking him up early at 3ish and taking him back on the farm. Of course this wasn’t agreed before I paid for the holiday club so I’m out of pocket quite a bit. Maybe one year the OH will tell me he’ll be doing this each day and I’ll only need to book N in for what he’ll actually be doing.
As far as I can tell, there’s been a lot of activities including crafts coming home – pirates and princesses, science – rockets and volcanoes, layered sand/chalk and a lot of football and tennis. He’s enjoyed much of it, especially when some of his other school age peers have been in with him too.
But back to school will be welcome too. I’ve struggled to persuade N to continue doing some reading and writing over the holidays, despite him wanting to get stickers for his toy chain saw he’s been asking for. And the holiday scrapbook has about 30 pages of photos and leaflet inserts, but is severely lacking in more than 3 pieces of writing. Even Reading Eggs hasn’t drawn him in for some fun reading games. I might have to suggest a rusty readers session once he’s back at school to get him back to where he was before the holidays.
I think N’s a little wary of starting back in Year 1 because he realises he may have a little more work to do…although not as much as the year 1 children who’re moving up. But overall he’s looking forward to school again.
Here’s what we love about going back to school:
- Routine – while we still have holiday club at the same hours as school, getting back to N reading again each night will be good.
- No more packed lunches. I hate having to remember to have enough food in for the week for lunches
- No thinking about what clothes he needs to wear. Just get out uniform.
- More bedtime discussions about what N’s done each day. During the holidays I don’t get anything back about this
- N will be starting his new after school tennis club. He tells me now he only wants to play at school, but he’s booked in now, so has no choice for the first term. Hopefully he’ll enjoy it and do well.
- He gets to wear his new trainers. The most important thing!
- He’ll get to see his friends, and see his nursery friend who’s just starting in reception.
- Gets to be VIP again (hopefully)
- Gets to play lots of football with his cousin
5. Lunch – the chunks of bread they can have alongside their meals!
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What do you look forward to about the kids going back to school?
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