The Return – Tues 1st Sept 2015

By | September 1, 2015

Our lovely D,

It doesn’t seem just over six weeks ago that we were counting down to the end of term and the start of the summer holidays.   It really doesn’t.

I’m sure the weeks don’t whizz by as fast when you’re at school!

This term end just gone was bittersweet because it was your last term in Primary.   Tomorrow you start in Secondary.

Thankfully this doesn’t mean a change of schools, a differing journey or an acceptance of new surroundings and lots of new faces.   Potentially just a change of classroom to the secondary corridor and access to more lunchtime clubs, which were only for secondary pupils – such as Beauty club (you like the sound of that!).  You’ve already had play times in the “big” playground and lunchtimes in the “big” hall, a chance to get used to lots more pupils around and the sensory issues that inevitably brings.

For your ex peers in mainstream, it’s a big day for them, I dread to think how you would have coped in a secondary mainstream environment.   The answer is you wouldn’t have.   It would have been a case of home-schooling.

Not that you would have minded home-schooling!  As you’ve told me so many times today, you’re going to miss our cuddles.   I will too but I’m going to focus on that big-big cuddle you’ll spring on me at 3.15pm tomorrow afternoon.   Although I don’t know where I’ll be standing yet as we don’t know where your classroom will be until we get to school tomorrow morning.  

You know who your teachers will be and one of the TAs is your absolute favourite in school!  It was she who taught you the “see you later, alligator” saying and she’s always got a huge smile for you.  Similarly you know who’ll be with you, not unfortunately the pupil you’ve been with in every class ever since you first joined the school, not the little chappie who sees himself as your “main boyfriend”, but other friends, including one who had a bit of a “she’s my girlfriend … no, she’s mine” with afore-mentioned little chappie at your birthday party!

Dad came home with something yummy for your lunchbox tomorrow and you’ll enjoy that, together with the “reddest apples in the world” that we picked out on Sunday.   Snow White would be tempted by them for sure, there isn’t a hint of green in them!

Your fab new school bag is waiting for Bunny to be put in the special pocket we’ve found and there’ll also be this:

that I made for you today.  Something you can look at and squeeze if you’re missing home too much.

It’s been lovely spending the summer with you, you’ll have a fab day tomorrow, catching up with your classmates and playing in the playground (if it’s not raining).   You will.   Even if you don’t think so at the moment, even if we have a stressed walk to school tomorrow (at least the two schools we have to go past aren’t back until the following day).   

You will.   And we look forward to hearing all about it tomorrow.   Let’s just hope the next six years or so don’t go by as fast.

You might be nearly as tall as me (you are), with feet nearly as large as mine (not quite but close), but you’ll always be our lovely D, our cuddly D who started SN school too stressed and overwhelmed to have tried to learn to read in mainstream, who now reads everything and your little bag you take on trips out always has at least three books in it, sometimes four.

We’re proud of you xx


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Silly Mummy on 2nd September 2015 at 12:33 pm.

Lovely post! Beauty Club sounds amazing! Hope she has a great day today as a new secondary schooler! I love the little heart – so pretty! #SSAmazingAchievements


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:27 pm.

Thanks, she loves attending Beauty Club every fortnight and her little knitted heart is really helping her too 🙂


An imperfect Mum on 3rd September 2015 at 4:12 am.

Oh I want to go to beauty club too! Good luck little D. #SSAAchievements


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:26 pm.

Aww thank you and me too re Beauty Club!


alison on 4th September 2015 at 7:38 pm.

Oh, this is lovely. Shame about her ‘main boyfriend’ though (aww), but all the back to school clubs sound great, and beauty club sounds like fun. Good luck to her. #SSAAchievements


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:26 pm.

Thanks, she’s loving the lunchtime clubs 🙂


Jane - Our Little Escapades on 8th September 2015 at 7:42 pm.

What a lovely post, I hope it went well. I’m glad she is with a TA that she likes, I’m sure that will really help. I love what you made for her too. Beauty club sounds like fun x


Jeannette on 21st November 2015 at 3:26 pm.

She is loving Beauty Club 🙂


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