It's nearly the end of the Summer term, the end of year 1 how is this even so? I'm feeling pretty emotional tonight, I've done my last school runs as a Mum of a child in Year 1 and it makes me sad, my boy is growing up each day before my eyes. The months have flown by, it barely feels 5 minutes since Christmas but yet here we are less than 2 days away from the end of term AND the end of year 1. As I wrote a letter to my little man last year I thought I would do the same this year.
My darling boy. As you finish Year 1 you certainly end on a high. It's been a mixed year, you started off strong and then you dipped a bit and then you picked yourself back up again. You are a hard worker, perhaps more than we give you credit for and I do think we push you hard but it has certainly paid off. Throughout the year we've seen you ace phonics, become a bookworm, improve your writing and become a bit of a mathematician. Your end of year report was amazing, achieving highly in everything and your teacher and head teacher had such lovely words to say about you which has made us so proud. We do however still need to work on your listening skills which was echoed by your teacher!
You are a sponge for information, everyone who meets you tells me they are amazed at your knowledge on dinosaurs, reptiles and trains and it makes quite the talking point. We've seen you emerge from the chrysalis from a shy boy to a confident and chatty 6 year old. I absolutely love the little circle of friends that you have and adore seeing you socialising with them, there are several you speak about with such passion and this reassures me that all is ok when you're at school.
You're quite the comedian at times, some of your jokes have me howling.....not because they're funny but because they are terrible but you find yourself hilarious which then makes us laugh, we don't have the heart to tell you that the jokes are bad as you think they're funny so we go with that. It's all part of your crazy personality that makes you the person you are.
We continue to love your school, it's amazing and has truly brought you out of your shell. The year has been packed full of excitement and fun amongst the learning. We had all the Christmas fun, a trip to the Peterborough museum, the raptor foundation, swimming lessons, snowball fights, water fights, sports day, may day and so many more memorable times. You're certainly creating memories that will stay with you for a very long time.
I'm so excited to see where the next school year will take you and how you'll develop. I don't want to push you too hard but I do want to help you flourish, we definitely need to work on those listening skills and your concentration however!
You've also had a big growth spurt in the last few months, don't get me wrong you're still not the tallest lad but then your Dad and I aren't really blessed in the height department..... I've seen those little legs get a bit longer, your shorts and trousers slowly becoming shorter and your feet getting bigger and you look alot more like a gangly 6 year old now! We've managed to stretch out your uniform however which I'm pleased about, all fresh uniform for starting year 2 though.....
So you've got 6 whole weeks off from school and boy you deserve it. Use this time wisely, enjoy it because before you know it you'll be all grown up and in the world of work! I think back to my school days and I remember wishing for the summer hols to come around and now I'd give anything to be living my best life at school and enjoying the holidays, in between all that hard work.
Here's to year 2, let us see what the next school year brings! I can't believe you are going to be in year 2 AND I can't believe that this time next year I'll be preparing for Elarna to start school. Arghhh!