It’s back to busy busy this week again at school but we’re on the countdown to half term. It’s gone so quickly with it being a short term. Thanks for all the comments last week about my School Days posts. Don’t forget, if you’ve got a post on the school theme, then you can link up below and I’ll visit, comment and share on social media.
I was astonished at the weekend when N started telling me all about Lego club on a Thursday lunch time. Eh, he forgoes playing outside for building lego. It was news to me. Given he didn’t want to do any after school clubs or sports, and isn’t obsessed with Lego, it was a shock.
He tells me he and his friend go, and one of the staff run it. And they just build what they want. N supposedly built a jet car the other day, to go to space. He seems oblivious to who else goes to the club, but seems to enjoy it. Maybe in future he’ll want to try some other clubs too.
After being VIP last Friday, he was VIP again this week . My little star. Of course I’ve no idea what for although he said he was doing good work. It could have been anything really. Each time they are VIP, star or learner of the week, they get a team token to put in their tubes, and at the end of term and year, the teams with the highest number get privileges. I’m gutted for N because the team that’s way in the lead is the one that all his cousins have been in. He’s the only one of the family in a different team, and the cousins were all expecting him to be in the same with them. He doesn’t seem bothered, but I think it’s a bit sad.
Reading or not
Hmm, I’ve mentioned before about the really dull reading books, and how I struggle to get N to do them. When he gets back from afterschool club it’s nearly 6 and he’s ready to chill out so trying to get him to read is hard. When I wrote in his reading record book that (we do try and get him to read some bits out of other books instead), there was a note back. Naughty mummy (because the OH never does reading with him) needs to make sure he always reads his books.
So this week I’ve had 3 evenings of Sid’s Pit. And he’s doing really well. I have to ban tablet, tv and food until he’s done it, but he has and his reading is improving. Although he won’t blend out loud. He just says the sounds, and he’ll either try the word in his head or guess. So I have to get him to say the blended word along with me.
It’s all getting better though, now I just need to persuade him that each day we need to do another word or two out of his word envelope.
This week included an open morning. Parents can go in in the morning and look at work the children have done in their books, and those hung on the walls.
N’s starting to write what he’s hearing and I spotted some interesting pictures with a description written underneath to show what the picture is. He’s very confident of his single phonic sounds, and some of the doubles, so he’s coming on well. Not so brilliantly that he wants to sit and write more than one thank you card at a time though. It’s going to be a long wait for all the people waiting for thank you letters.
PTA curry and quiz night
Not one for N, but one for the parents, Friday was the first of the PTA events for the year. Being a curry and quiz night, a group of us girls ganged up to make a team, leaving the men at home. We turned out to be the smallest time (of 6), and the only one single sex. In previous years the team has never come better then second to last…I’m a tad competitive and love quizes, so I was determined we’d do better this year.
The curries were made by one of the mum at the school, and were delicious. The school hall looked beautiful, decorated in an indian theme, with gorgeous ornate lamps, colour changing lanterns on the tables and fairy lights.
We had a great time chatting away – most of us with children across the different classes, some who went last year and will be going on this year’s camping trip. It turned out we did quite well – getting a consistent 5 out of 8 for each round, and storming the geography map and film picture round definitely helped. We thought we’d have not done that well, but it turned out we came 3rd. Add to that 5 out of 6 of us ending up with a prize in the raffle, and it was a good night all round.
I guess next year we can’t have the name ‘The Losers’. Nothing like starting off pessimistically.
So a good school days week all round, and roll on the final week before half term.
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