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  1. Kim Carberry

    Ahh! I am glad Boo had a great time on the residential trip.
    It sounds like a wonderful birthday for your eldest girl…I hope she has a good time in France.
    Good luck with finding a new school for your son. It sounds like he is doing well at home.

  2. Helen Wills

    This time of year is full of mixed emotions for me. It’s all so exciting, and even more so with a primary school finisher, and yet it’s so busy I feel like I’m rushing around and enjoying nothing!

  3. Jessica - A Modern Mom's Life

    Ack Nits! My nemesis for sure. Sounds like you’re having a very busy time. I find the end of the school year to be wildly busy as well. My June is always jam packed with thing going on – for the kids and for the family. We’re not quite to secondary school yet here, but I remember it well. I also stressed about not knowing where to go or which class was next. I hope your kids have smooth adjustments!

  4. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)

    Glad Boo enjoyed her residential even if she did come back covered in bruises. I’ve not come across an all-through school before – it must be quite strange having that transition to secondary schools without changing schools but reassuring too to stay in a familiar environment. Sounds like your eldest had a lovely birthday and hope she is enjoying her trip to France. Little Man sounds like he is doing well overall with the home learning and not getting nits is definitely a plus point! #WotW

  5. The Reading Residence

    Sounds like Boo had great fun on her residential, bruises aside! Oh yes, definitely all about school for you this week. I hope Star gets the results she’s hoping for and that you find a school, the right school, for Little Man soon. I like the sound of an all the way through school, must be so less stressful for the kids staying on, glad Boo’s enjoying learning all about it x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  6. Angela Webster

    I’ve never heard of a school like that before, it would make high school seem less daunting for sure. I hope you can find a school for little man, it sounds like you are doing well at home though. It sounds like you have a busy couple of weeks ahead before the summer hols x

  7. Helena

    Great to read that the trip went well except for the bruises. Sounds like homeschooling little man was a great step to take too. #MMBC

  8. Debbie

    Hi Anne, what a relief that Boo came home full of fun stories and with bruises to prove the fun she had. Letting Star go is bound to be a worry, but there must come a time when she will know her limits and be able to join in with what is safe for her?… If the birthday girl had a good time, then it was the perfect birthday. And if everyone had a good time even better!… I can still remember those first days of high school and ending up in the wrong place for the wrong lesson. It does take a while to settle in a new school, so at least with a straight through one that is avoided, on the other hand, it must be harder to leave all their friends behind when they leave as they’ve been together so long… I hope the school situation works out soon for Little Man, it must be hard knowing he wants to go to school. If only bullies realised to what extent their actions affeced others.

    Thank you for linking up with #keepingitreal


  9. Sarah Christie

    Ah bless him, Anne I totally know what you are going though but hang in there I cant describe the difference in Joe since he started his new school this week, yes its early day but I never ever felt this positive about the old school. I totally know now we did the right thing, hang in there and be determined and if you need any appeals advice dm me we can swap notes. Sounds like Boo had a fab time what a wonderful way to transition to high school too x

  10. Catherine @ Story Snug

    I have never heard of a school that goes from reception all the way through to secondary. It must make the transition so much easier when you already know the building and probably some of the teachers. I hope Boo is now looking forward to year seven :o)


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