The reluctant reader journey continues

The reluctant reader journey continues

From as far back as I can remember I’ve loved books.  Trips to Aldershot Library to pick up and exchange books was always a highlight of my week as a child.  I’m still a bookworm now and there’s a rather large pile of books to read by the side of… Continue reading »

Experiencing a school residential for the first time

Experiencing a school residential for the first time

When my son started in Nursery class aged 3 and half it was so hard to imagine the time that he’d be experiencing a school residential for the first time. Even thinking of him being in Key Stage Two seemed like a lifetime away. But before we knew it he… Continue reading »

The end of Year Three

The end of Year Three

These last few weeks at school have been a really hard slog for us both, but now the term is over and we’ve reached the end of Year Three.  It’s been an interesting year with a few challenges along the way. We started the school year with the sunflowers towering… Continue reading »

Sports Day in Year Three

Sports Day in Year Three

If you’ve followed the blog for a few years you may well remember the distress we’ve had here over Sports Day in the past.  It’s been my son’s least favourite day of the school year since he joined Nursery class aged 4.  Last year that was a little change, he… Continue reading »

Trying to make Maths fun

Trying to make Maths fun

I feel that I’m currently living in a world of payback time for all the hours my Dad tried to help me with my Maths homework over the years.  It was the one area of education that I really struggled with, I had a total blind spot for maths and… Continue reading »

Having fun with volcanoes

Having fun with volcanoes

As you all know my son isn’t the biggest fan of school.  He’d much rather be doing anything other than reading, writing or working on his maths. I’ll do anything (pretty much) to help show him that actually school can be fun, and learning is interesting.  When he was learning… Continue reading »