Category Archives: Big School

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

A key element of year 2 education is the importance of our environment.  Practically from the first day of term, the children are learning about recycling, how plastic bottles are made, how coke cans are made, and how much energy … Continue reading

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Lunch Boxes

I don’t quite know what it is about lunch boxes that I hate, but I hate them, with a passion.  It’s not like they take a long time to prepare.  Even for 3 kids, it doesn’t take more than 15 … Continue reading

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Shoes, Shoes, Glorious Shoes

Usually, I would be quite happy to write and talk about shoes but not this time…as they are not my shoes we are talking about! Seriously…what is it with kids and shoes?  They seem to go through them as quick … Continue reading

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Birthday Parties

DS2 had his first ‘big’ birthday party over the weekend.  He has just started Big School and we promised he could invite everyone in his new class.  He was so excited.  A party at a private venue with him as … Continue reading

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Car Chats can be Very Entertaining

‘Mummy, what language do I speak?’ asked DS1. ‘English’ was my reply, knowing where this was going. Last week we had a letter from the school about the children’s assembly.  The class assembly will focus on the concept of ‘reduce, … Continue reading

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School Rules

Going back to school is always a big adjustment after the summer holidays.  Getting the kids up, dressed, fed, watered, teeth brushed, and into the car for their school run is hard enough…..and even moreso when the temperatures are still … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday DS1 and DD

WOW…. my first borns….(is that how one describes twins????) turned 7 today…..I am just full of  ‘WOWs’ about this.  I can’t quite believe it.  7 years they have been on this earth, 7 years DH and I have been practising … Continue reading

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Back to School – Week 3

DH and I are still in a state of shock!  DS2 has settled into school so well….so much better than we anticipated and we are so happy!  DH is still on school drop off duties.  DD and DS1 dump their … Continue reading

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Battle of Wills

So, having had a, how should I best describe it?  Oh yes, a challenging year with DS1’s homework last year, I thought I would pre-empt all future resistance by planning my strategy in advance of the new academic year.  I … Continue reading

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Week 2 of Big School

Sunday – tears…. Monday – no tears but reluctant to be parted from Daddy Tuesday – see Monday Wednesday – hardly looked round and had to be asked by Daddy for a goodbye hug and kiss!!!! Now we are not … Continue reading

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