Our first week back at school
Its been a very strange, emotional week at our house, James has returned to school in Year 1, Lily has started Reception and Amy has started Nursery.
James thrives in school, he enjoys learning and loves asking questions. He’s very social and he loves making people laugh. I peeked through his window when he disappeared into his classroom on his first day, he had chosen a book and was finding a seat, he looked happy and relaxed. I have no worries about James in school, thankfully!
Lily doesn’t enjoy school quite as much as James, she spent a lot of the previous year in nursery playing with James in the reception class as they share a playground. A few days before school started we found her sat on James bed, telling him how upset she was that she wasn’t in his class, and how she didn’t think she would be able to learn without him. He was trying to reassure his little sister that she would be fine, hes a little star. We took her back to bed and she was in tears, saying she didn’t want to go.
On the first morning of school, she took me into her classroom and sat down to colour, I gave her a kiss goodbye and left her colouring in, I darent look back as I turned the corner in the classroom. I think she was relieved she had found somthing to do, though i could feel her nerves. Mr T finished work early for dinner so he could pick her up from school at lunchtime, as her school operate a phased start for the reception children and she only does morning sessions for the first two weeks. This week she finishes at twelve, next week she will stay for lunch too, and she is a fussy eater so I am not sure how that will go!
Amy, Ava and I went to wait at the street corner to meet her on her way home, she was absolutely fine and ran past me to go chat to her friend Sophia! I think she has been okay, if you ask her, she has played with no one and learnt nothing…