Today marks your last day in Reception class and I could not be more proud of how much you have grown as a person.
Your first day at School left me in tears, both Daddy and I walked away after dropping you off and were holding lumps in our throats, halfway home my tears flowed.
You looked so very little when you took your school bag and lined up when the bell went, you looked back at me and it nearly broke me on the spot.
During your first few days you were so very brave and drank in the new experience that being in school gave you, however 2 weeks in the tears came while lining up in the morning at the realisation that this is what happens every day of the week and we could’nt just have PJ days when we felt like it anymore.
After those initial few weeks your enthusiasm has known no bounds as you have soaked up as much of school as possible.
On your first parents evening I was so very proud to be sat opposite your teacher who could not have praised you any higher. You have excelled in all aspects of your learning and have been such an inclusive child with all your peers that everyone in your class loves to play with you at break times.
During this first year you have also tried so very hard on your hand writing, like me you are left-handed and have struggled a little with hand control but you really have put in so much effort, even at home!
It was your very first sports day that I really got to see how much you had grown, with an issue of an egg that wouldn’t stay on your spoon and all your classmates finishing before you were even 1/4 way down the field I thought you were going to cry, instead you played to the crown and blew the crowd away with your personality. That day walking home you were so proud of yourself for not crying and for keeping going even though you were last I couldn’t explain just how proud I was of you, even now I struggle to tell you what the moment in time really meant to me.
This first school year has been a really big one for you on the home front too, a few months after starting your school you became a big brother too. You were so proud when all your little friends came to the pram on the first morning we walked to school, I once again came home and shed a tear or two.
Well done on your perseverance and determination this year and for making both Daddy and I so proud.
Although I would love time to slow down, I also can’t wait to see what this next school year brings and to see how you grow.