The one where the kids start a new school.


Just over three weeks ago we moved house. We've moved to a 'new' (I say 'new' but it's not really new because it's the area I grew up in & the area that all my family live in. So we are familiar with this area) area which means the kids have had to change schools. It's a big deal moving house and area's no matter what age you are but it's even more of a big deal when you're only small. Especially when it comes to starting a new school and making new friends.

The school they attend now is only a small school, there's not many students at all, each year group only has between 7 and 10 children in so the classes are joined. Two year groups in one class. Harry and Charlie are now in the same class, which I think is lovely. They wern't exactly keen on this idea to begin with but now they really like it! They have made SO many friends. They've settled in really fast and even Harry has said to me "It feels like I've been here forever, I love it so much and I fit in really well" I know that Charlie and Ellie feel the same! I've already had parents evening - the boys are both doing amazing! There class teacher (who happens to know my dad? *baffled*) said that he can see they've been brought up really well, they're well mannered, polite and get on with what they're suppose to be doing. He also said he can tell they've had a good education and have been well taught. Which is true, there old school did teach them well and I always made sure they did there homework, reading and what not.

When it comes to Ellie, she HAS settled in but sometimes she becomes a bit tearful before school, when it comes to leaving me (I think it's called separation anxiety). At her old school, she had the same group of friends since nursery/pre-school and the same teacher for nearly two years, I know that plays a huge part in her tearful mornings. It's only to expected. However, she has made lots of new friends and really likes her new class teacher(s). The head teacher makes a really big effort with Ellie to help her settle in. She really enjoys the new routine of her new school, it's a bit different from her old school but she really does like it. I know it's going to take a bit longer for her settle than it has taken the boys, she's a bit younger and it's all very new. I've got parents evening with Ellie's teachers this coming week :) She's been doing a lot of reading and learning her two and five times tables this week, at home.

All three little's have already got certificates for settling in and making friends/being polite etc. I am really, really proud of them. Prouder than ever. They've handled moving house, changing schools and making friends SO well. I knew they would like it here and I knew that they would love the school (and area) perfectly. I am really lucky to have three amazing, healthy, bright, talented children. They're my whole world and more.

(Also, Harry starts high school this year, I applied for him to start the local high school and he got his place there, too! Such a relief!)

Overall, we all really enjoy living here. I am much happier and less anxious! The kids are all happy. We're so fortunate to live in this area. It's truly beautiful! The house is also beautiful! Watch this space for more 'new house' blog posts...
Sarah xXx

(PS Blog posts might be few and far between as I don't have the internet - STILL. Don't get me started on this lol. Hopefully I'll be back properly soon! I miss blogging so much)


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  1. Glad to hear it is going so well and that the kids are transitioning well. It is actually way better to switch schools when they are younger. I have 15 and 17 year old boys. If I had to move right now, they would not be happy at all!

  2. I never had to move schools when I was younger so it's interesting to read how others settle in. Sounds like they are doing brilliantly though! xx

  3. Well done to all of them, sounds like you've found them a great school to be in too. I moved when I was 14 and it was hideous. #SSAA

  4. I love how resilient children are, we worry so much about how things will affect them and how they will settle. It ends up with us worrying and them being fine! So pleased they have settles in #SSAA

  5. Well done to them, they are a credit to you.

  6. Changes can be a really good thing. It's great to be closer to family. You will be amazed how quickly kids adapt to change too. Good luck in their new school and journey. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  7. aww so pleased your almost settled, i am sure everyone will be settled 100% soon lovely
    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  8. I'm so glad the move and changing school has gone so well. How amazing that they are in such small classes, they can't get lost in the crowd then. I'm sure as time goes on Ellie will find leaving you easier. I hope you get your internet up and running soon x

  9. Well done on everything going so well, transition into new school-wise, not so much the internet, hopefully your provider will sort it out soon.
    It's such a relief when a major thing like changing schools goes well.
    Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements


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