Today my little girl started primary school. I can’t believe how quickly it came around. She could have started last year as her birthday landed before the cut of period but we felt another year of nursery would be beneficial to her. I am glad we did she is so much more mature now and able to follow instructions.
She has been excited ever since her last day of nursery.
Alessa looks so smart in her uniform and very grown up. In Scotland children only go part-time for the first 3 weeks to allow them to adjust to a more structured environment. When I dropped her she was happy and no tears (from either of us). We took her into her the school found her peg for her bag then headed into her class room. One of the teaching assistants took her to her seat and gave her a little learning toy to play with. It was tweezers and beads which Alessa really enjoyed playing with. Mummy and daddy then left she was also fine with this.
When I returned to collect her at 12.15pm she was really happy to see me although she did tell me she hadn’t enjoyed her day. It appears that none of the children she had been at nursery were in her class. Hopefully when we go back tomorrow she will find a new friend who is in a similar situation.
A new scheme has been brought in to Scottish school (maybe elsewhere too) that all children primary 3 and under get a free school meal. As the primary 1’s are only in until 12.15pm they were given a packed lunch home with them which includes a sandwich, piece of fruit, home bake, little tub of salad and carton of juice. Unfortunately Alessa only eats cheese spread on sandwiches and this isn’t one of the options the sandwich would be wasted so I am going to advise school that we don’t require the packed lunch as it would be a waste but when she moves to full-time its a cooked meal which she will eat. I picked up a copy of the menu to double check.
I think this is a fantastic scheme as there are children who don’t get home cooked meals and this will give them this.
Does your little one start school this year? How are you feeling about it?