This week was all about back to school after Easter. And of course the weather was warm and sunny for much of the week. At least it’s continued (with a few showers) into the weekend for us.
Week 16 of Project 52 started off with us heading up to Trentham Gardens to meet my best friend, godson and her baby girl. It was a bit of a drab and dreary weather day, but we still had a good time and the boys spent a lot of time running around together. And I was able to take photos again of the wire sculptures ike the fairies and these dandelions.
School mostly passed by in a blur. Tennis after school, recording playing and being awarded another ‘bead’ for being able to play a piece they’d been learning. Hair cut Wednesday – finally, because N’s hair has been very overgrown. VIP at school for english and maths, and then Learner of the Week. I also had a chat with his teacher because she’s requesting someone to sit with him for his (at least english) SATs because he just won’t read the questions. He just guesses. When he does comprehension tests and worksheets as homework, he knows what he need to do, and will read the text and then answer the questions fine. But in class without someone sitting there, he’ll just guess. I despair, because he can do it, he just won’t, even though he knows it’s an assessment. N ended the week being learner of the week for his fraction work so he was very chuffed.
Then tennis club on Friday – I’d thought they’d be playing outside, but instead were still in the sports hall. Disappointing – it’s not the same in this venue compared with the actual club venue. One of his friends moved up a group, so N wanted to know why (he’s not very accepting at recognising that someone his age who’s played for less time might be better). Then they seemed to have lumped the younger, less advanced group in with N’s class. It didn’t look like they were playing much, because they were having to wait a long time for their turn. This is the same issue we had last year, so I’m not impressed. Before Easter N’s group had 1 coach or assistant to 3-4 of them, and seemed to be getting some good attention. If they don’t sort it out, I’ll have to have a word, although we’ve discussed doing some private lessons once he finishes school tennis at the end of this year.
Saturday wasn’t very relaxing. N’s moved up swimming class to stage 4 which means a later session. So we nipped to the supermarket early before swimming. Then the vet’s to pick up some stuff for the cows, the bakery and home.
N’s been bursting to use his new water gun so I got him to set up some targets rather than getting soaked myself. Just sat down at 4pm and I’m exhausted. I was meant to be dancing on Saturday, but we’ll have to see if tirdness takes over too much.
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