When I started this blog, the idea of writing a post reviewing my son's first year of primary school would have not crossed my mind. I was too busy enjoying playing with a toddler, exploring toys which didn't go in his mouth straight away, and helping him to develop his growing vocabulary of 50 words, to contemplate his reading age or attendance figures. Don't get me started on the attendance figures!*
However, today was The Boy's last day of Reception, and I find myself in an appropriately reflective mood.
As a teacher, I have always preferred a handmade card from a child as it feels more personal and I like the effort that goes into it. As a parent to a school-aged child, I was determined that we'd be making his teachers cards for Christmas and at the end of the year, and following a recent gem-sharing session in a staff meeting, I decided that we'd create his end of year card using my latest find.