In truth we have had a quiet one for once. No trips to London or dashes to Deal....save for the tennis on Saturday afternoon, its been a weekend of walks and gentle chats. Last night was teenage sleepover time here so Yinka and I had downstairs in the cottage to ourselves this morning until the smell of a fulsome breakfast woke them. A friend popped round this afternoon for a catch up coffee and then dog walk time again.
The week ahead promises to be just as busy as last week, which started with a morning spent in our Nursery, seeing how the children and staff have settled into the school year.
Mrs Callaway and I joined our youngest pupils for a highly enjoyable walk through the Nature area, seeing what we could find to put on our journey stick....such a lovely idea to help the children sequence their walk.
The first thing we spotted was one of our seemingly resident cats. This lovely ginger cat can often be spotted on the footpath leading down from the main gate. I've no idea why she was hiding in the bushes....unless it was the excited chatter and questioning of our young scientists that made her unusually shy!!
Onwards we ventured towards the Bug Hotel....where we found woodlice
and then passed sloe, blackberry and wild rose bushes before reaching the logs.
and getting the children to dress up at every opportunity to get them into role.
They seem to be really enjoying the experience, which adds to the quality of their learning experience.
We had a wonderfully well attended Parent Open Morning on Thursday. It was great to see so many parents taking an active interest in their children's education and a great reflection on the energy and achievements of the staff team here, to hear so many compliments. Whilst this was set up as one of our regular open events for existing parents it was noticeable that prospective Nursery & Reception parents also came along and even families with children in other schools, having heard such good things about Wainscott and looking to transfer their children.
The children had a Brass Band performance too last week from a company offering charged tuition and our new Sports Leaders and Ambassadors visited the Howard School for their training.
And the most memorable....well beyond school it was undoubtably returning home one night to discover a very quiet cottage and this sight....
Thankfully is was just Ribena....Yinka having discovered the bottle, chewed it open and then wisely decided to make herself scarce when her dad got home.....It would seem that she doesn't have a sweet tooth!