This week we made the decision to send Alessia back to school for the last month of year 6. I have been so indecisive with the decision and weighing out all the pros and cons , and it was the best decision we have made.

She has been missing her friends , like most of the kiddies have been during lockdown and it has really affected her mental health.

We have been homeschooling from the get go and have made the best out of an awful situation and we have all been plodding along and getting through it all together.

2 weeks ago the school ordered the year 6 leaver jumpers and it really upset her that she wasn’t going to be ending year 6 with her friends.

We are actually moving home soon so she won’t be going to the same secondary school as her friends , which I think makes it even harder for her .

So I read through all the procedures the school have been doing in order to keep the school safe and what their actions have been and said we would give this week a try.

So Monday and Tuesday is bubble A , then Wednesday is a deep clean of the school ready for bubble B on Thursday and Friday, then a deep clean Friday ready for the following Monday, which sounds brilliant and knowing she was only going to be going for 2 days helped my decision, I do love all the girls being at home :)

So Sunday night we got the uniform ready ,and she was so excited . We walked to school Monday and I explained to her that the signs meant 2 metre distance when queuing up and she really did take it in her stride .

She came out of school Monday so happy and couldn’t wait for Tuesday. She got 15 dojo points on Monday for hard working and Tuesday she got star of the lesson , she got stuck right in like she hasnt been away.

It’s been lovely to see her smile and talk about her friends , she’s in the same bubble as her best friends , there are 6 in a bubble , and she is so happy to be back.

I’m really glad I made the decision for her to go back and she knows that the germs are still around so washing hands are still important . Roll on next week she says :)


  1. It sounds like the return to school has gone well for Alessia. It is so nice that she is getting to spend the last few weeks of Primary school with her friends. x

  2. Aww I am sure it is making a huge difference to some children being able to go back to school see friends and just have a bit more normal.

  3. Aww it sounds like a lovely week, it's really good to know that the school have really got a handle on things.

  4. Kristine Nicole Alessandra5 July 2020 at 06:12

    That is so nice. Children need social interaction too. My grandson is still on full online classes right now. We don't know when they will be allowed blended learning (2 days in school, and 3 days virtual classroom learning at home). I am glad your daughter got to be with her friends. I am sure she missed school.

  5. My youngest went back to school last week, though the other two cant yet,i think the kids are generally more excited to see the friends as its been so long that they dont mind being at school though i know many still enjoy it, its weird to see the school now as its a different place now.

  6. It's really good from a social interaction point of view that children can go back to school and learn with their friends. Hopefully, this will all blow over as soon as possible and children can really interact and engage with people like normal

  7. I was nervous when I sent mine back, but they have loved being with their friends again and I am happy with the procedures the school have put in place. Glad she is happy to be back

  8. It must have been such a tough decision to make! I wouldn’t know what to do

  9. Such a hard decision to make, our daughter is also in Year 6 and we decided against sending her back but it took us ages to make the final decision. Knowing whats best for your own family I think is all that can guide us right now. Laura | tales of a natural spoonie


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