Lots of things have stopped me blogging for weeks; the best one of which was definitely this, our all new sparkly PlayMerrily Toys website, which has had the decency to be well received and instantly successful 🙂 About a million things still to do on it but that’ll be fine 😆
I can’t possibly remember all the little bits and bobs that have happened but luckily the calender has been stuffed full of nice little achievements and events so i’ll just recount those.
There have been a couple of lovely Latinetcs with science, languages and art mixed in; we’ve all enjoyed the combination of learning and friends that has brought.
We cancelled Fran’s op and instead the big 3 took part in the school talent show; they were in the top ten acts from the school and so in the final and although they didn’t get placed in the top 3, they were rather fab. HUGE conference hall, 400 people watching and they did beautifully. Simple, innocent, effective, perfectly sung. I was so proud 🙂 The whole show was good and of course the girls were jealous of the freestyle classes, so will try that next term, just for fun 😉 That will put Fran up to nearly 6 hours of dancing a week 🙄
Fran has been invited to join the intermediate squad at gym, which puts her up to 5 hours of gym a week as well; she is thrilled about that, especially as it means a competition in May. Amelie has stayed in her Development group and is also going to the same class on a Saturday as well.
Fran played Cello in the Peterborough Music Festival, did excellently and got a Commended. Very nerve racking to watch and although it wasn’t the best she’d played and the piano threw her a little bit, she can be proud of herself. Unfortunately, being a perfectionist, she was cross not to have done better, but got told not to be silly 😉
All the girls had dancing exams; musical theatre for all three, ballet for Fran and Amelie and also tap for Fran. Results next term.
We’ve been working quite a bit; lots of reading together and separately and test practises for Fran to get ready for school in May. Her first SATs papers yielded a Level 4 maths and a Level 5 Science, so i suppose, even if she still makes me screech, that we’ve done okay 🙂 Maddy is forging ahead with all sort of things, very much enjoying science and maths and reading anything that moves.
Lovely party with lots of friends the other week, somewhat marred by the kids all being unpleasantly bug filled immediately we arrived and for the week afterwards. Was very glad to see Sarah and co here for a couple of nights, among all the other people.