Back to School!

Finally the 4th September was the first day back after the summer holidays! Darcey is now in year 1. And so far the feelings are excited and happy! She likes her new teacher, but not as much as her first teacher (no one will compare!). We had a meeting last night with her teacher to find out what they need to learn over the next school year.

  1. Number bonds to 10 & 20
  2. Times tables
  3. More reading
  4. More phonics
  5. Different topics such as
    The Great Fire of London
    What lives in our oceans?
    Rivers
    And probably something else that I’ve forgotten!

She was given a place at her lunch time club called Lunchtime Angels where they learn about the Bible and do crafts related to what they’re learning that week.

Also this weekend Darcey finally got to Yellow Hats in swimming! She is so excited to finally get her hands on that elusive yellow hat. So this weekend is the start of being in the big pool.

All in all a great first week of school.

We had a birthday party with Cook Stars. The children made their own cupcakes and got to decorate them too. She’s a star baker now. Next step ‘The Great British Bake Off’.

Holidays!

So we’ve come back from a week on holiday at a Haven Park. Matt’s dad has a caravan at one in Kent, so we took full advantage again this summer. We arrived on Monday 19th and came home yesterday, Sunday 25th. The girls had a blast. Darcey’s most favourite part was the 2p machines. I dread to think how much we actually spent on those machines. Arcades are great, but I do tend to get a bit addicted to just mindlessly walking around putting coins in to win prizes. My weakness is a grabbing machine. You know the ones. It’s packed full of teddies and you know you won’t win, but after the 6th pound coin you’ve put in and could have probably got it cheaper in the shops you think. Damn. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Equally we made some great memories with the girls. Darcey tried lots of things. She had a go at an inflatable course in a swimming pool, Aqua gliders, fencing, archery, went on a big hunt and a treasure hunt and even had a go on a Go-Kart. She was brilliant at it and I’m even thinking of buying her one. Shhh. Don’t tell Matt! Marnie was too young for most things, but next year she will have a chance at all of the above. We went down to find some crabs and had a little visit to Fenn Bell zoo.

They partied every night at the disco, with Rory the Tiger, Greedy the Gorilla, Polly the Lifeguard, DJ Ned & Anxious the Elephant. We tried our luck at Bingo Beats, but no Lucks were given! 😵

All in all the week was a success, a few tantrums from the girls, but we couldn’t go a week with no dramas, what family does?!