It’s been a bit of a ‘nothing’ week for School Days. Just another week and N hasn’t been forthcoming with his commentary on his days. The biggest thing was going as a 6 year old. He didn’t want to be 6 and go to school. Thankfully Monday came and went with no problems.
N came home with his first VIP sticker in ages. His house team are lagging behind the other 3 teams, so I think they need a bit of a boost from somewhere. N couldn’t tell me what his VIP sticker was for so it’s a bit of a mystery.
Sigh, N’s brought home yet another level 5 reading book. It will be interesting to see if he finds it easy given he’s been doing well with the level 6 books. So far he’s refused to read it though.
Hockey and football
The external football coach comes in and does hockey with them this term. N said he likes hockey although it’s obviously not taking up much of his thinking time because he doesn’t talk much about it.
In contrast he’s announced that he doesn’t want to do tennis after school club on Mondays because they’ve got a coach coming in during school time. It sounds like 3 times a week is too much. Obviously we’ll have to see what he says after Easter. Instead N’s said he wants to do after school football club. This from the boy who’s always said he’s not keen on football. But his friend G does it, so he’s decided he wants to try it too. We’ll see after Easter because there’s an impact on changing nursery/after school days around, so I need to plan for that.
N declares no knowledge of geography as a subject, but he seems to have been doing quite a bit during topic work. All of a sudden he’s interested in lots of different countries, and likes playing guess the flag with his dad. They’ve been studying dinosaurs at school as well so we’ve been talking about how the land used to be 1 and then 2 ‘continents’. There have also been a lot of ammonite pictures drawn, I presume he’s learnt about these from school.
Maths and money
It continues to amaze how much they learn this early on. I don’t recall learning times table by this stage, but maybe we did. This week they’ve been learning about money and counting in 10s, or at least that’s what his homework was. I was so impressed at him getting this homework all right with no fuss and bother.
The school quite often have external visitors to talk to the children. This week was the PDSA and the work they do with animals. N was quite taken with these, and talked quite a bit about what they do (thinking as children so often do, that parents know nothing that the job the visitors did). Now he’s trying to get me to register him for their children’s magazine, but I know he’ll never read them.
I think it’s get the children can get inspired by the different jobs people have. Parents can go in and talk about their jobs, and then other key roles in the community visit as well.