My Shooting Star
I am really pleased that Freyja has settled in well at school. She enjoys going to school, she loves her teachers and she has made some lovely friends. I am constantly amazed by her learning. I love listening to her trying to sound out new words. I love watching her write and draw, and tell me the stories behind her pictures. Today she was telling me all about the life cycle of a ladybird. I was blown away. Just to know that she is enjoying learning is all I really want, and I hope that it continues.
At the end of last term the real icing on the cake was an email from her school telling us that Freyja was going to be awarded with a “Shooting Star” in a celebration assembly to recognise her achievement. Apparently this was “for always trying hard and being superbly behaved”. I felt at that moment that I would burst with pride. My girl was doing so well. I couldn’t have asked for more.
Parents of the children receiving their Shooting Star awards were invited to come to the celebration assembly. I would be at work, but I desperately wanted to be there for Freyja. I wrote an email to my Headteacher explaining the situation, and not only did he tell me that I “must go” and watch her, but he personally covered my class so that I could go.
Friday arrived and Rich and I headed off to the school for the assembly. We watched the classes file into the hall, including the Reception classes who came in with fingers on their lips. Freyja was sat at the front of the hall with the other award winners. She beamed when she caught sight of us. She did so well sitting through the half hour assembly (including a song about not being grumpy!) and then she had to stand up in front of all of those people to receive her Shooting Star. I’m not sure she looked up at all for the next few minutes. Her face was hidden beneath the hair that had escaped from her pony tail and hair band. Her teacher explained that she had “always been wonderful” throughout the year.
Regardless of whether I could see her face, I was one very proud mother. I had had my worries throughout this first year of school about how she would find it and whether she would enjoy it, and I am so pleased that she has had a good start. I hope that this continues throughout her school life. Whatever her attainment may be in the future, she will be my Shooting Star.