Moving to Year One

Moving to Year One

I can’t believe we are hurtling towards the end of term, and the end of Monkey’s time in Reception.  Before I know it he’ll be moving to Year One and heading for his sixth birthday.  This academic year has seen some highs and lows as Monkey adjusts to school life…. Continue reading »

A first sentence

A first sentence

Some of you may have read my post from last week about our first family portrait as seen through Monkey’s eyes.  It’s one of those pictures that will definitely make it to Monkey’s Memory Box.  We had a note from school the week before last telling us that the children… Continue reading »

Alphablocks Reading Programme

Alphablocks Reading Programme

As you know Monkey started school in Reception in September and has since started to learn to read.  It was a wonderful moment the first time he read a few words in a book. We’ve been trying to encourage him for months, and then one day it all started to fall… Continue reading »

Mud glorious Mud

Mud glorious Mud

So Monkey has been at school in Reception for a couple of weeks now.  After a bit of a wobbly start he seems to have settled in ok and we’ve had no more tears.  It’s been a time of adjustment for both of us; and if I’m honest it’s hit… Continue reading »

Learning to read #SSAmazingAchievements

Learning to read

Monkey has been as school in Reception for 2 weeks now.  He has had one major wobble which left the staff peeling him off me, and me walking home in tears.  But generally he is settling in quite well for him.  I get ‘I don’t want to go to school… Continue reading »

First day at School

Ten weeks done

So it’s here, Monkey’s first day at school.  I’ve been in denial for most of the holidays since he broke up from the Nursery Class.  But the last week, it’s started to sink in.  My boy is nearly 5, he’s off to school, full-time, 5 days a week.  I’m going… Continue reading »

School Sports Day

Project 365 - Week 27 and 28

Last week Monkey had his School Sports Day.  He’s in the Nursery Class, so they had the first time slot of the day.  Monkey takes after his father, not particularly sporty.  Zero interest in football.  I was filled with a slight sense of doom first thing that morning – Mummy,… Continue reading »

Sir Monkey

Sir Monkey

This half term Monkey is learning all about Kings, Queens, Knights, Princesses, Castles and Dragons.  He’s really been enjoying the theme and it’s been lovely to hear him tell me what he’s been doing.  I don’t know about you, but I normally get very little out of him.  What have… Continue reading »

My little Angel

My little Angel

I know it’s January, but I have so many wonderful memories from December, I wanted to share one of them with you for my Magic Moments post this week.  The week my Monkey was my little Angel in his School Nativity play was full of anxiety, for me, not Monkey!… Continue reading »