Sunday, 22 December 2013

The end of Harry's first term

It has come round so quickly, and on Friday Harry broke up for Christmas. I can't believe how well he has come on. In terms of his learning, he has gone from not even recognising all his letters to reading books with proper words in. I don't know how he compares to his classmates, but I'm certainly impressed with how well he's doing. He also looks so grown up now, and so at home in his school uniform. He's had a busy week, with a Christmas party, a trip to the pantomime and a carol service, and I'm sure that he's ready for a break - although he will insist on being kept occupied!

I remember reading a blog post a little while ago which I enjoyed very much about the 'end of term art bundle', and today brought home his own very first art bundle. We had a great time looking through it and it was lovely to find some of the things that he's been working on, especially his painting and drawing. They also do a lot of work on the computers which is good to see. Fortunately I'm fairly ruthless when it comes to keeping artwork, so I've had a good sort through and only kept the pieces which I particularly like or which I remember him talking about after school.

The end of term art bundle

So his uniform is in the wash, lunch box away in the cupboard, and now we have two weeks of school holidays, with Christmas preparation and crafting, probably far too much indulgent food and time to spend with family.

6 comments:

  1. Enjoy the break! Glad he's done so well in his first term and enjoyed it so much. The end of term art/ book bundle is always a challenge! It's just impossible to find a home for all of it.

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    1. Thank you! I must admit that most of it went very quickly into the recycling, much easier to get rid of it when you first see it than years later when it has all become much more nostalgic!

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  2. It sounds like he's had a lovely first term, which is great. You have to be ruthless with the end of term bundles! Sometimes I take pictures (photos) of lovely art work and we keep those instead. Enjoy the holidays!

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    1. That's a good idea, I did take a photo of a couple of the larger pieces, and I think I'll do that with anything 3D that he brings home!

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  3. I love getting art bundles, Alex came home with one at Christmas from preschool, sounds like he is getting on well, have a lovely Christmas x

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