It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes ago, let alone a whole YEAR, that the then 4 year old was about to leave the safe confines of nursery and be thrown into the full time school thing.
Yet here we are, a year down the line, and he’s all ready to be marched from reception class and into the Infants.
The 8 year old is about to leave Lower Juniors and start Upper Juniors, but he’s an old pro at this school malarkey, and knows what to expect.
For the small one though, it’s quite a big jump.
The ‘transition meeting’ all parents went to in order to let them know what was to come in the infants reminded us that:
- They’ll be expected to be able to get their clothes untangled by themselves after P.E, so if they don’t already know how, they should spend the holidays practising how to turn their clothes the right way out if they’re inside out…..
- In will come homework booklets, which they bring home each term to complete.
- In will come more writing and work in general, as opposed to play based learning.
He won’t know what’s hit him…. :-)
He loves doing school work though and is a hugely talented reader already (way beyond average for his age, said his school report yesterday) so I’m sure he won’t flounder too much.
Here’s to September, a fresh school year and new part of the school for the pair of them……..