Word of the Week – Trips

Two of my littlies have had trips this week and the other has had a letter about her residential trip.

First was Star who went to the NEC for the Big Bang Science Fair. She didn’t really tell me much about it, but I can tell she had a good time because she came home in a really good mood. She was also very tired and achy so an earlier night was in order. She went on Wednesday 14th which was PI day, or Pie Day, take your pick, but I know which Pie I prefer.

It was also the day that Stephen Hawkings passed away. How he lived for so long with such a debilitating illness I’ll never know, but he had such wisdom, not just scientific but incredibly humanistic too. This week was also the third anniversary of the death of Sir Terry Pratchett, and I had been a fan of his for many years. He said that a man would not die so long as his name was spoken. I’m sure the names Sir Terry Pratchett and Professor Stephen Hawking will be spoken for a very long time to come.

On Thursday it was the Little Man’s trip to the Museum and Art Gallery. Again, it was difficult to get him to tell me anything about the trip but his teacher said he was very well behaved which pleased me. I didn’t really worry about him playing up while they were out because whenever we go out anywhere he behaves really well, often better than the girls. His behaviour in the classroom is a different story though.

Finally, Boo is off on a residential trip in June, of course she has to wait until after the dreaded SATS. The school is closed tomorrow for teacher training, but they’ve asked Boo’s year to go in for extra SATS tuition. I’ve declined. I will let her have an hour on EdPlace instead.

Not trip related but a bit of a mum boast. Today Star was invited to spend the afternoon eating pizza and watching a Harry Potter movie, yes, they called it ‘Pizza and Potter.’ It was a reward for fifteen children from her school year for great behaviour in the last term. I think it’s a lovely incentive for the children, but I do hope they give the children plenty of opportunity to be chosen. I know that Star has difficulty in school sometimes so being rewarded like this will be good for her.

How has your week been?

The Reading Residence


  1. March 16, 2018 / 11:40 am

    All the trips for your children this week! I was at the museum and art gallery just the day before, I do love wandering around there. And I love the Pizza and Potter idea, I’d want in on that! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  2. March 16, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    Glad Star enjoyed the Big Bang Science Fair. It was sad news about Stephen Hawking this week. One of my friends has MND and I know that the fact that Stephen Hawking survived so long with the same illness has helped to give her a little hope. I’m not sure I like the idea of making children come in for extra SATs tuition when school is closed – it does seem to me like they get pushed so hard on these kinds of things and need time to just be children too. The Pizza and Potter afternoon sounds like fun. Well done to Star for being invited to take part in it. #WotW

  3. March 16, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    It sounds like the trips went well…
    Stephen Hawking was such a wise man…I was quite surprised my teens school. They had a few lessons about him and his work.
    Ellie’s school is doing extra SATs tuition over the Easter holidays….I said she can go some days but I do want some family time. I’ve told the teachers and they were fine about it.
    Aww! That is lovely abou Star’s Pizza and Potter afternoon….

  4. March 19, 2018 / 8:05 am

    It sounds like it been all go in your house last week. The trips sound fantastic and interesting, it’s great that star got an invite to pizza and potter well done to her x

  5. March 20, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    The science fair sounds like a fantastic way to encourage children’s learning as does a museum and art gallery. #WotW

  6. March 21, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    Ah well done Star that is amazing you have every right to be proud Anne, It makes me laugh how kids never give much information about their days.Its so sad about Stephen Hawkings he was such an inspiration and a huge loss to humankind x

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