Last Monday I spent a rather lovely day with my daughter and her chums at school. We experienced what I assume is a semi-typical day in the life of a 5 year old. We made stuff out of junk, used a truckload of glitter, chatted a LOT, played outside in the FREEZING cold, learned some new sounds, did some writing and reading, ate lunch, woke up again with some brain gym then finished the day with some drawing.
It made me wish I was 5 again, and I even learned some stuff.
This is when the teacher choses different children to answer spot questions. All the children were so excited, and were really good waiting until it was their turn before answering.
Tomato Ketchup Clap
Clench one fist and hold the other hand flat over the top, push together repeatedly. Pretend to spray with ketchup if you wish.
A Round of A-Claws
Clap your fingers to your thumbs like claws on each hand and make a circle.
The lasting memory I’ve taken from the day is what a lovely, fun class they are, and how even at 4 and 5 years old friends are so very important, especially in the playground. S fell over at one point and a lovely little friend held her hand until I got there to comfort her.
We’re so lucky to have such a lovely, friendly school and fab teachers.
The twins’ school holds “Parent Pop-Ins” which we love, it’s fun to see what they get up to, and for me (as a former teacher) it’s great to be a parent in the classroom 🙂
Aaahhh what a great opportunity. We have stay and play sessions and I’ve been on a school trip which was brilliant. We are lucky the girls school is a lovely one too x
Awwww that’s fantastic my daughter starts school this sept .x
Awww that is lovely! So nice that she goes to such a good school x
Mrs. Chasing the Donkey
Sounds like a bucket load of fun!
That sounds like a brilliant school – it’s great when children are so happy at school x
What a great school and the children sounds really caring in the class too.
I haven’t make it to a stay and play session with my son yet at his nursery but I hope I can soon.
Mums do travel
What a lovely day, you’ve made me quid nostalgic! Mine (11 and 15) don’t want me anywhere near their schools any more 🙁
I would love to do this and spy on what they get up to! Whenever my little boy offers up a little morsel of what they’ve done, I find it so fascinating (and ask him gazillion questions he soon gets bored of!)
What a great opportunity and I bet it’s really comforting to see too 🙂
Aw Emma it sounds like a fab school, I have all this to come and I hope that Mads and LL’s school is just as nice. I hope I get to do things like that! x
Oh how cute. I used to spend the odd day in the reception with my eldest, it’s fun to see how they interact with others. x
What a great opportunity. I like it when I see other kids looking after my little boy at preschool – he’s non verbal and the kids like to help him when he gets upset.
sounds like a wonderful school! x
I think I can see why you fancy being 5 again! 🙂
Boo Roo and Tigger Too
Aww how wonderful, how I wish I was 5 years old again
Sounds like a brilliant school and your LO’s are lucky to have such nice friends too!
Sounds like a wonderful day, Oh to be small again x
Sounds really lovely *sniff*