By Bristol Parenting Cafe
Last Friday was the last day of term for Z. I went to their end of year service. What is it about a bunch of five-year-olds singing ‘Let’s go and fly a kite’ that makes me so emotional – I swear I never used to be such a soft-touch before having children.
I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by. Z has learnt so many new skills – making friends, reading and writing and also how to behave in a school environment.
I’ve been on a learning curve too, understanding phonics (totally new to me), and also appreciating what a demanding job primary school teachers do. I used to think it was all about watching children make shapes with plasticine and draw pictures with crayons. This evening we sat and wrote thank you notes to attach to some home-made marmalade to give to his class teachers who I now think totally deserve those long holidays.
Next term he will no longer be the youngest child in the school, yay!
King of the jungle… or is it the king of pop?
It is Bristol Zoo Garden’s 175th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebrations there are 59 life-sized gorillas dotted around the streets of Bristol. They have been beautifully decorated by local artists and we are trying to find and photograph them all.
There was a very funny moment when Z got confused and ran up to the gorilla decorated with the Union Jack shouting ‘Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson!’.
They are around until September 7 and you can find a map and read more on the Bristol Zoo website.