Tonight was parents evening for BOTH boys at school – Oliver at 16:45 for 15 minutes and then Elliot from 17:15 for a similar 15 minutes.
They are both doing pretty well it seems although (not unexpectedly) Oliver continues to have attention challenges in class. He is apparently (and this we were worried about but it seems we have no reason to be) exceptionally well behaved in class and is as good as the perfect gent. This we were surprised about as we were worried that he would potentially be a disruptor in class. He clearly saves it all for us at home 🙁
Olly needs to pick up his game when it comes to writing as well as maths – he was struggling but has been popped in a lower group for maths and this has begun to have a positive impact. We will meet up with Mrs Chambers at the beginning of next term to review the situation and ensure that he is properly on the right tracks.
Elliot on the other hand has scored 100% in his spelling tests over the year so far, has really moved forward with regards to his grasp of English and is doing pretty well in maths finally 🙂 He is even playing well in groups at lunchtimes etc – something that we were pretty concerned about so this is great news.
So, overall, we are in a pretty good shape thankfully although we need to continue to work on Oliver’s focus and attention during class. We were considering dropping Martial Arts because of Olly’s inability to concentrate but this just reinforces the need for him to continue with his training as Brian, Tony and team are certainly helping Oliver with his attention and focus – basically we just need to continue through with it all.