Another week of school under their wings, and soon to be rolling into half term. This week held lots of interest for N – lots of new things and interesting additions.
This week I wasn’t expecting great things of N’s spelling test. The previous 2 weeks he’d got 10/10, but this week the words were a lot harder, eg Egypt, pyjamas, gymnast etc, there weren’t many similarities between them. And he’d only done 2 practices of them all week.
The OH said he’d give him 1p for every word he got right and £1 for 10/10. I was expecting about 3 correct, but he did manage 6. (The 6p hasn’t been handed over). It seems to have done the trick though. This week’s spellings are a lot easier, but he’s been working on them each day. So hopefully going forward, that determination to get better marks will continue.
Oops, one swimming hat wasn’t packed in N’s swim bag. Luckily he could borrow one.
Then the coach forgot to pick the kids up from school, so by the time it got them to the pool they only had time for a fun swim. N was pleased about that.
N’s school now have a forest school area on the grounds, and this term, N’s year have been split in two to work with the teacher in forest school. N is in the first group. This week was about safety and telling them what to expect. N is so excited because next week they’ll get to use saws. By the end of the 6 weeks, he’s hoping they’ll get to make a fire and toast marshmallows. Although he prefers them without toasting.
Lorry safety and online safety
This week was big on learning safety things. They had an e-safety talk, although I’ve no idea what they learnt because the only thing N mentioned was something about ipads and being careful. I’m hoping it did sink in and he remembers it at some point.
The highlight of the week was a 40 tonne TACS lorry coming into school to talk about safety around lorries. Each class got to go on the lorry and find out facts about it and road safety around lorries. It really captured N’s imagination, plus of course he needs to continue to learn about large vehicles and safety being on the farm.