Hi, hope you've had a glorious day today, we have - sailing boats on the sea and a beautiful sunset. Anyway, I promised you an update on how the big kids were getting on.
you'll recall, the big girl had had a really tough time settling in
at her new school, and we were having lots of tears and bad dreams.
Well, she's still a bit of a wet lettuce (but that's in her nature,
bless her), but things are an awful lot better. I had a few chats
with her teacher (who is really positive, helpful, and open to ideas;
a real breath of fresh air), and she's been given a 'buddy' in her
class (although everyone in her class has been really excited about
the new girl). Plus I'm going to be going in to help with Maths once
a week from next week.
also got entered into the annual Burns competition (English types –
this is an annual cross-Scotland event, in which all children in
primary schools learn a Scottish poem (in Scots dialect!), and then
recite them to their class, with the best going through to recite
their poems to a panel of judges), to learn a three-verse poem in a
week! Shevdid incredibly well, and got through to the second round.
Here's a video of her practising. She got better at remembering it
all and got a certificate of merit. We were really proud of her, and
so were her teachers, who awarded her the weekly 'Star Pupil' award,
for settling in well.
boy was proud of his sister, of course, but rather fed up about her
getting rewarded for settling in well, when he's settled in better
with less fuss! Poor love, being the oldest sucks.
big girl is going to be starting Rainbows next week, and is starting
to feel better about things. I think she'll make new friends soon.
for the boy, he's doing really well in his class, and really enjoying
the topic work they've been doing (Roman's first, and now
Minibeasts). He's made no fuss at all about going to a new school
(he's an old hat at it having done it before in rainy town), but he
is tired out! He had a friend 'round for the first time on Friday,
and he's looking forward to starting 'boy's gymnastics' classes at
the local sports centre next week.
the kids are enjoying spending more time with their Granny and
Grandbob, but missing their mates from rainy town (and sunny
Suffolk!). We've got some of their mates coming to visit next month,
so that should be fun, in the meantime we can enjoy discovering all
the fun things to do in seaside town.
you move house when you were a kid? Do you remember what helped you