It’s school term over as we went into Easter. They do seem to come round quickly, but we’re looking to a few days off work, and 2 weeks off school although N will be at holiday club for part of the holidays. Here’s what we got up to this week.
This week was when I got strict about doing homework after my concerns last week with progress. Each day we read his reading book and learned some of his words in his envelope. It turned out that N did actually know all of his capital letters (at least the phonics sounds for them) despite what he was previously telling me when reading books. We’ve also ticked off around half of his words and on the way to learning another set of them. I’m a lot more confident of what N knows and how he’s progressing.
Just a few days in and N’s reading is already moving on faster. He’s happier when I suggest we do some reading, and he’s not having to sound out so many words and can recognise more. He’s come home for Easter with 4 reading books, and so far he’s been reading them well.
He’s not so keen on sounding out words to write them. He did pick a few words to write out, and even decided to try Fern, the dog’s name. which was harder than he expected. So I think he’s got a bit more confidence now and hopefully by the end of the holidays, he’ll be well on his way to getting his next target certificate.
The next thing is to try and get him to take more interest in reading words and sounding them out when we’re out and about.
Easter egg roll
At school each year they have an Easter egg roll competition to see who can roll their decorated egg the furthest. So the night before we decorated a few eggs that I’d put in the egg boiler in the morning. N was quite taken with both my Minion and ladybird eggs, but he did agree to take one of his own decorated eggs in rather than my masterpieces. The other he ate – all except the yolk. I don’t know why he won’t eat that bit.
Each year group had a winner for the egg roll competition and N came home quite disappointed that he didn’t win. There’s always next year.
They also did an Easter bonnet parade but I’m pleased they made their Easter bonnets crowns at school. I was impressed with N’s. It was decorated all the way round, so he’d obviously not got bored halfway round which so often happens with him when crafting.
No lost kit
Yes, amazingly, N remembered to bring everything home with him, prompted by afterschool club reminding him as he was collected. Even though he came home in his PE kit, we had trainers, school shoes, complete uniform, all PE kit, coat and even his wellies (the latter were the pair that stay at school but it’s good to check that they still fit).
So a short and sweet week for a shorter school week.