Should I be more sad that the last one’s gone to school?

Should I be more sad that the last one’s gone to school?

This blog post title sounds like a post on a mums’ forum, and in some ways, it could be. I’ve just waved my nearly-five-year-old off to full time school. He loves it. He bounces in first thing in the morning, and bounces out again full of his favourite anecdotes...
New School Nerves – All Different, All the Same

New School Nerves – All Different, All the Same

The night before our boy started junior school this week, he crawled into my lap at bedtime, and said simply, “I’m scared.” Even though he was going into a class with at least six of the children he had in his old class – some of them his dearest friends – he has felt...

SATs: this is what they’re doing to our 6-year-old

2019 note: I thought it couldn’t get any worse than this, but since I wrote this post, the government announced plans to scrap Year 2 SATs, and replace them with tests for all reception age children. There is a vocal movement to stop this horrible idea, and you...
Five things I wanted to do with my Snowday

Five things I wanted to do with my Snowday

I didn’t think it would happen to us – our local school is famous for never closing during bad weather – but as the head teacher put it, these conditions are of a different order, and the whole family are at home for a Snowday. Last night I gleefully made a mental...
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