Today my Son had an open afternoon at school. I thought this would be a quick look around again and an opportunity to see how they work and how well the children have settled into Junior school life…
I couldn’t have been more wrong!
We were ushered into the hall, (there was no tea or coffee!) and given a demonstration about the children’s new planners, and then shown a Powerpoint of pictures of what the children have being doing since September. Which was fab. Then we were hit with what we were going to be doing with the children.
Their current topic is ‘Our Ace Place’. So they have been looking at the local area. Our task today was to make our own house with our child, and then bring them back to the hall to place on the map of the village (we had to put ours on the edge as we live slightly out of the area) I think most of us parents were suddenly filled with dread.
So of we trot to the classroom with our own childs class, Each parent has to sit on their childs seat. And it was like I had just gone through a time machine and back 20 years. Sat there with the teacher explaining the task. Very bazaar experience. something, I decided, I would love to go back to.
Mine and my Boys house was great! And it was fabulous to see how different my Son is in school. All round it was a great idea! So here is my proud Mum moment…
It’s not much, But it’s something that we worked together to make. And after his teething problems with starting Junior school, it signals how wonderfully settled he is now. Its taken 4 years to get this boy to open up and feel comfortable, and I think we could be finally getting there. This makes me a very happy mummy.