A Letter To You As You Start Year One…

A Letter To You As You Start Year One…

Dear Alice,

I can’t believe I’m writing you this letter as you start year one, it only seems like yesterday that I wrote to you on your first day of school. But in fact a whole year has passed and what a year it has been.

I look back now at the night before you starting school and I was a nervous wreck. Your daddy and I had made such a big decision when we choose your school, a life changing decision that we knew would result in us moving house. Even though in my heart I knew the school we had chosen for you was the perfect school for you. The minute I stepped inside it I could picture you sat on the mat and in the library and I didn’t get that in any other school we visited.

But it also meant you wouldn’t know anyone and whilst you are a confident, kind little girl and I knew that everyone would love you. It was scary sending my little four year old off to school on that first day.

Sat here now though I shouldn’t have worried, as you flourished as you always do. It wasn’t long before you were bringing home pictures that friends had drawn for you and your first invitation to a party. You have since gone on to make so many lovely friends and it’s heart warming to see.

I was worried I would loose you a bit, that school would change you. And of course it has, but you still hold my hand as we walk into the playground each morning and give me a kiss before walking hand in hand with your friend. Something that still melts my heart. And every single afternoon you run into my arms with a big beaming smile.

You love to learn and to see how much you have achieved in reception makes my heart burst with how proud I am of you. Don’t ever forget that we are always proud of you.

The summer was challenging at the beginning, you were quite difficult. The tiredness and school life had taken it’s toll. You were pushing boundaries and pushing my buttons. Thankfully we introduced a reward chart and this made a massive difference and got us through those weeks.

We then had the Alice we know and love back. We celebrated your firth birthday and your sisters third birthday. We had a trip Paulton’s Park and stayed in a hotel which you loved. And of course we had our family holiday. I loved having you home with me everyday, you are my little side kick and even with the tough moments I would always choose to have you with me.

As we got closer to going back to school you couldn’t be more excited to be going into year one. A new teacher and classroom didn’t phase you at all. You are no longer the youngest in the school and whilst when I look at the photo from last year, you don’t seem to have grown that much. You really have in what you have achieved and what you are now able to do.

Have an amazing year my gorgeous girl!


Mummy xxx


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  1. 10/09/2017 / 08:27

    Oh Laura this made me feel a little weepy. Time is just flying by and I can’t believe we are entering another school year!! Well done to your lovely girl. Beautiful post #ordinarymoments

  2. 10/09/2017 / 08:59

    Aww bless her, I’m so glad school is going so well for her and I hope year 1 is just as fabulous. Where did the last 12 months go?? We will be school mums with nobody at home this time next year!

  3. Kate
    10/09/2017 / 12:10

    Oh how lovely that she wants to be a teacher when she grows up
    Beautifully written xxx

  4. 11/09/2017 / 22:54

    I love seeing how all the bloggers children are growing up, and how different they all are with school. Glad Year 1s going well so far (do come and link up at #schooldays)

  5. 13/09/2017 / 11:29

    She sounds so like Athena – loving school, being tired but being our little girl too. School has really been amazing for them hasn’t it? x