Transition Day as Year Five awaits

Transition Day as Year Five awaits

In just under two and a half weeks the school year will be over and my son will have left Year Four behind him.  It hardly seems possible that he’ll be starting Upper Key Stage Two in September.  This morning he will have experienced Transition Day as Year Five awaits and probably for the first […]

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 my bed as a permanent […]

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 was in Year Four and […]

A roller coaster week of parenting

A roller coaster week of parenting

Life is never dull with my now nine-year old son.  There are highs and lows, as I guess there are with all kids.  At this time of year he’s generally just shattered and over excited with his birthday and then the whole idea of Christmas.  It’s not always easy to keep up with his emotions […]

An update on my reluctant reader

An update on my reluctant reader

Whenever I look at the recommended reading list from school for a child in Year Four, if I’m honest, I just want to cry.  I feel defeated as a parent, and as a book lover.  I just haven’t been able to visualise my nearly nine-year old son ever getting to the point where he’ll be […]