Since 5yo went into year 1, her level of education has changed quite a lot. From the cosy reception year of play, play and more play with the hidden learning that even the children didn’t realise they were doing, all of a sudden we’re faced with spellings, home learning journals and more reading. Luckily 5yo is very enthusiastic about her spellings and is doing them before I’ve asked. I hope this continues but I doubt it will when the sheet contains words that are a little too difficult for her and then a challenge.
We had our first parents evening last night for year one and we came away very proud. in and out in just over five minutes, we realised that the reason we were so late in is that other parents were spending more than the allotted ten minutes with the teachers. I took this as a positive sign that there were no worries with 5yo. She’s a happy soul, respectful and resilient. Can’t ask for much more really.