Today was the last day of school until September. I didn’t think I would get emotional about it, but this morning it really hit me just how quickly the kids are growing up. I took a photo of them before they left for school and when I compared it to their photo from September, I could really see how much they’d changed and grown, especially Evie.
And just look at them now (it was non uniform day!)…
As I walked them to school it dawned on me that this was the last time I would ever drop Max off at infant school, because in September he moves up to the junior building. It also hit me that we were saying goodbye to the reception class days. Both kids had the same teacher and classroom in reception so it had become very familiar to us. It felt quite poignant knowing we were leaving it behind.
I’m lucky that both kids are excited for their new classes and are happy with the their new teachers and friends that are going to be in their classes with them. I’ve mentioned before that Evie was very unsettled at the beginning of reception, and that actually carried on for quite some time. She would cry and cling to us every morning, it was so tough to have to leave her like that. Slowly she got better and better and now she really likes school and there are no tears in a morning. I am a little concerned that the tears will start up again after six weeks off and going back into a brand new class. Fingers crossed if that does happen, it won’t last for long.
Max is crazy excited about moving up to juniors. School has been a bit of a bumpy ride for him this year. He found the jump from year 1 to year 2 really difficult and his behaviour suffered because of that. Towards the end of the year he settled down and started to enjoy school again. I’d be lying if I said I’m not nervous about how he will get on in year 3. It’s going to be a big change for him and although he is excited about it right now, once he’s there and he realises just how different it is he may become unsettled again. I guess all we can do is wait and see and support him the best we can.
I am very much looking forward to six weeks off with them both. Don’t get me wrong, I know there will be plenty of moments where I wish they were back at school! But I think we are all ready for the break now. I have a post coming soon with our plans for the summer, so keep an eye out for that if you’re interested.
How have your little ones got on this school year?
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