These next few weeks seem quite big in my children's lives - lots of 'end of era's' and 'new beginnings'. Sophie starts Secondary school in September so is doing lots of 'last time' things at school and whilst very sad to be leaving her Primary School, is excited and happy to be moving on. We gave her the choice of 2 Secondary Schools and think she has made the right decision for her.
Ditcheat Primary School
The children used to go to a Private School as my husband was Head of Boarding and we lived in but 3 years ago we were offered the chance to leave the boarding accommodation and move into our own house. This also gave us the opportunity to move our daughter who was very unhappy where she was and really not doing as well as she could academically, to Ditcheat Primary - a lovely small, friendly village State School. It was the best move we made and once a space became available, Sam followed too. It's only now, when we see how happy and confident she is, that we realise just how unhappy she had been.
For the past year they have been in a mixed Year 4, 5, 6 class together. They have just preformed in the Willow class play - Alice the Musical - Sophie in one one of the leading roles - Sam happy with his one line! Sophie spent a taster day at her new Secondary School on Wednesday and loved it (huge relief) and Sam got to spend the first day at school without his sister there.
Today was Sports Day - not the favourite of school events in the Peabody household but Sam was proud of his 3rd place in the Beanbag Race and Sophie performed one of her last roles as Red Team Captain. It was on the way home though that the real 'Proud Mummy Moment' happened. Very nearly home, Sophie announced that she had something to tell me........
........she only got 3 level 5's in he SATS tests - the highest you can get!
I fell very proud of my 2 children and what they have so far achieved in their little lives. It was a big step to move them out of private education into a small village state primary but they have really flourished there, have come on leaps and bounds academically and are both much happier and more confident in themselves.
Thank You Ditcheat staff for all your hard work.