H has always been a bit reluctant to go to school or back to school after the holidays are over. He has far too much fun at home I think: school just gets in the way. When he’s there though he seems to enjoy it and he’s doing very well there as he’s a competent reader and good at maths too. Even the lure of going back to see his friends doesn’t seem to work because we tend to pack in lots of days out, with suitable playmates, over the holidays.
This year is a challenging one with SATs looming in towards the end. H is now starting Year 2. It’s his last year in the infants too, so his class will be needing to lead things like the nativity play. Of course, it only seems like last week that he started Reception and yesterday that he was at the start of Year 1. There are bound to be new challenges, but I’m sure he’ll do his best to overcome them.
October 2020: It’s funny looking back at this post about H’s reluctance to go back to school. In 2020 H has missed quite a lot of school because of Covid. The school have made a real effort with online learning, so I don’t feel he’s really missed out at all. He wasn’t keen to go back to school in September after being off school for 6 months. Then there was the joy when he had to quarantine because one of his year group bubble had a confirmed case of the virus. Today that quarantine is over and he’s heading back to school again. He’s as reluctant as ever. When he’s there though, I think he enjoys it. He doesn’t find school difficult, even though he’s in a high performing selective school. He likes to see his friends, but he could quite happily not go into school.