You may remember some time ago that I had some worries about finding a school for my children when we moved house. The situation looked dire as our moving date was pushed further and further back. When the holidays were over we had been given a date to move which was just one week after the start of term, so it seemed pointless sending them back to their old school. It would have been really distressing for them too. Then the move was put back again and another week of no school passed us by. We finally moved, on a Friday, so we were now into the third week of no school.
The Monday after we moved I began calling the local schools again only to be met with, sorry we can’t take any more year twos. Boo is in year two and I really wanted them all to go to the same school, it’s what they wanted too. Then I happened to call a school which only that week had opened up another class so they could take on more year two children. So all three could attend and it was only a twenty minute walk away.
All three went for a couple of hours induction and all were really happy, so it was just a matter of sorting uniforms and they were off to school. At the end of the first week Boo received a certificate in assembly for ‘settling in and trying hard’
The Little Man has settled amazingly well for a three year old, although it’s obvious he misses his pre-school. He wouldn’t have been going back there anyway, but that’s not easy to explain to someone so young.
Star has settled well, I was really worried about her especially with her neck, but she’s doing amazingly well. We had a little upset the other day when she got pushed in a dinner queue, but it really was an accident and no lasting damage was done.
I thought it would be difficult getting into a routine where we have to leave the house half an hour earlier than we did before, but we have managed really well. The walk is ok, they still get really excited that they have a lollipop man to help them cross the road. Sometimes we walk back home along the canal which is nice, and it means we don’t have to cross the road because the canal goes under it. The Little Man goes every day until 11.50am, which means I barely have time to go home and complete my housework before it’s time to pick him up again, it’s really awkward for arranging to go out anywhere. Just one more year and my baby will be at full time school, that’s harder to swallow.
The school seems ok, it’s obvious that they have been struggling in the past, but they really seem to be pulling through now. They’ve just appointed a new head teacher and made a lot of changes around the school. I guess it’s a good time to be joining because everyone is having to deal with all things new and different, not just my littlies.
I’m so proud of all three of them, it really couldn’t have been easy for them making such drastic changes in their lives, but they have all coped really well.
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Ah, so happy to hear that all has started off so well – long may it continue! And just think of all that lovely walking exercise you're getting – I could do with some of that! Just hope the rain holds off a bit for you…. can see a lot of CountryKids walks by the canal posts coming on 😉
lol, Steph, Country kids walks by the canal currently in draft form 🙂
Ahhhh i feel all warm and glowy having read that. Well done everyone X