School days – beginning of year 2

Leaving for the first day of year 2

The first week of term is complete and it’s been a good one here so far. Hopefully your children have had a good week too, and those new to school are enjoying it and settling in well.  This is the first School Days linky back after the summer so if you’ve got any school themed posts, then do come and link up. Here’s what the first week had here: N’s now in year 2, so new classroom, back in with… Continue Reading “School days – beginning of year 2”

Back to school and into Year 2

first day back to school in year 2

Well, the summer’s over…in months and weather. And it’s back to school for N and into Year 2. After a year of playing and not really being interested in reading and writing in reception. After a year of good progression to where he should be in Year 1. After a summer of doing absolutely nothing in terms of reading or writing. Oh I lie, he wrote half a postcard before giving up. And read a way too easy reference book… Continue Reading “Back to school and into Year 2”

School Days – confidence and Children in Need

choosing to do homework

This week has been a revelation following last week’s keen-ness on reading. That’s continued but a love of writing seems to have appeared as well. Or maybe it’s just because N has spotted a toy chain saw he really wants and now he’s realised he really needs to up the ante in doing school work and chores to get the reward stickers he needs. Best go and buy the chain saw in readiness while I remember where I spotted it!… Continue Reading “School Days – confidence and Children in Need”

School days – Roald Dahl and homework

BFG homework

Well, that’s week 2 of this school year done and it’s whizzing by as usual.  It always seems to be the worst week for tiredness as well, not helpful when it comes to doing reading after school.  N went to bed one evening at 6.30pm after he refused to do his reading! School tennis N has loved being back at tennis club (he’s now doing Friday sessions at the local club as well as the after school club session) and… Continue Reading “School days – Roald Dahl and homework”