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It feels like yesterday that LP started nursery, just a couple of weeks after her third birthday. From there she started school, just after her fourth birthday and despite our worries of her being a summer baby she has kept up with her classmates all the way through the last three years at primary school.
But next week marks a huge milestone for LP. It’s her last week at infants and in September she’ll be moving to the Junior Campus. It’s on a different site, about a mile away. It’s a bigger school with two floors and three classes in each year. It has the same uniform but it will be a whole new experience for LP – one I’m sure she will embrace with the same enthusiasm and personality that she had when she started in Reception.
It’s hard to think of LP, that tiny little tot with pigtails and the first school uniform that made her look like she was playing dress up, off on this new grand adventure. The infant school has prepared LP for the junior school and it has set her in a good routine as far as learning and reading and writing are concerned. She loves school and that love of learning, the teachers and her friends is all because of her experience at the infants – it’s been a pretty great three years for her.
But now she’s off to juniors. The place that will prepare her for secondary school and that will prepare her more for life outside of school. The school pride themselves on creating foundations for life and it’s another sign that soon LP will be all grown up – and even further from that tiny little pigtailed girl we took to school on that very first day of reception three years ago.
The infants has taught LP so much. She has learnt to read and now ploughs through books like there’s no tomorrow – she loves books and would rather read than play or watch TV most of the time.
It’s also helped grow her imagination, given her some really firm friends and taught her so much about the world, history and life. LP had such a small world when she started nursery, her world was just her family, her home and the town we live in. Now, four years later, LP’s world and mind has grown so much and it has been such a pleasure to watch her learn. The awe in her eyes when she finds out something new and the enthusiasm that she has when she talks to us about the things she’s been learning makes me so proud. The infant school has helped LP grow into such a knowledgable, clever, wonderful little person and I will always be so grateful that it has been such a positive experience for her.
And just like that, LP’s years at infant school are over. She’s moving on – and leaving her little brother to have his last two years at infants without her by his side. But, they have loved having the last year together at school and I know Little Man can’t wait to follow in his sister’s footsteps and move over to the junior campus too.
The end of a chapter for our Little Pickle, one that has come by just so fast but one that she is just so ready for. The junior school is going to be a whole new experience for LP – and one I am sure she will grasp with both hands.
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