We were back at the Junior school at Silcoates last night for the Year 1 introduction meeting where we found out lots of things about Elliot’s new class etc.
There are currently 27 children in the year, split into two classes, with Elliot being taught by Mrs Chambers. we spoke with Mrs Chambers for about 10 minutes after the event and were left impressed, feeling that his new teacher will be similar in many respects to Mrs Forge (his current Reception teacher at St Hilda’s). This is great news for Elliot and she already seemed to know a lot about him, we guess from the first day that he spent up at the school a couple of weeks back. He is going to be in the same class as three other children from his current class so there will be some familiar faces although the two classes will host a total of 7 children from St Hilda’s. Curtis, Charlotte and Jessica will all be in his class and Jack, Romilly and Gracie will be in the other class.
The setup is very similar to St Hilda’s where the children have some duties to perform each morning as they arrive etc (unpacking their school bags into the appropriate containers and the like). The style of education feels like it will suit Elliot well and we look forward to his going in September.
Vicky is still a little unsure as to how well the morning drop off will work out, as the are two options;
1) Walk him in all the way to the classroom having left the car in the car park
2) Drive around and drop him off by the drop off zone where there will be teaching assistants waiting for them
We suspect that we will be allowed to take him in for the first month or so and then he will want the second option since all the other kids do this… In other words he wants to feel more grown up etc 🙂
The challenge really is getting Elliot into class before 8:30am as this is school start time – we struggle to get him to St Hilda’s for 8:50am so will really struggle from September. Further challenge is that Olly will be at Sunny Hill so there are now two different locations for the drop offs. Hoping that we will be able to drop Olly off at 8:00am but the obviously means earlier start still 🙁