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’.

Video Games

I cannot stop laughing! Teaching Darcey how to play Super Mario World on the Wii is hilarious!

“Okay Darcey you have to use 2 to jump over the creatures in the level and find coins and bonuses throughout the level”

“Ok mummy, I get it”

First level first attempt – watched the mushroom walk into Mario. OH MY GOD!! 😂

Second attempt – jumped over mushroom (Yey!) walked straight into the next one (damn!)

Third, fourth, fifth, sixth and I’ve lost count how many more times – just dying after around six seconds of playing. How long before I actually lose my mind and turn it off?! 😵🤦🏽‍♀️

But to be fair. She is only five “and a half” and it’s only the first proper try at a level game.

How on earth do you teach a child to play video games?! (Before you get frustrated with them) When I was younger I first had a PS1 and then a Super Nintendo many years later and honestly don’t remember not knowing how to play.

She’s become a pro at Mario Kart though.

Like I always say to her. Practice makes perfect, but I think I’m going to have to make myself busy and not watch her “play”. It’s too much! 😳