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Word Of The Week – Disruption

With Ethan still in isolation this week there was much disruption to our normal school week routine. Ethan’s PCR test was negative and we have been testing him daily with the lateral flow tests. So thankfully the disruption wasn’t because of anyone being poorly.


Little E had to face the most disruption. We had to cancel her birthday tea and only Darren and her grandparents could watch her ballet show on Saturday. I couldn’t get her to her ballet lesson this week and she had to walk to school with our friends for most of the week. Darren was able to take her to school on Monday and Tuesday. I also even left the house once this week picking her up on Tuesday evening.

Little E also had to face another big disruption as they also had to close her school. The positive covid rates increased at her school too and they had no option but to close. This means that Friday was her last day at school. It was her last day in year two, when she returns in September she will be a junior. The school are meant to be sending home learning to us from Monday to Wednesday as the summer holidays officially start on Thursday. To be honest I think this is a little bit unfair of them.

Ethan has been very bored at home. He has been giving the cats way too much attention and disrupting their normal sleeping routine. He did have three zoom lessons. It was hard getting him to sit still but he took part as much as he could. He will go back to school on Monday for three days. We did have the option of keeping him at home. To be honest I think the school routine is just what he needs for three days. It will also give him the chance to say goodbye to his class and teacher as he will be moving up to the senior section in September.

This wasn’t the week we were expecting. It is also making me feel that covid is very close to home again. The final opening up on Monday is worrying me. I have actually thought about changing some of our summer holiday plans. But we also need to live and keeping the children at home for seven weeks isn’t going to do any of us any good.

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4 thoughts on “Word Of The Week – Disruption”

  1. As you know my Little Man has to miss his final days at school and we are now waiting on a PCR test as he’s developed a temperature and a cough…eek. We have 14 days until our holiday so our fingers are tightly crossed. When we go away we’ll be staying away from everyone else. I hope the ballet went well and that she gets to celebrate her birthday properly soon.

  2. That is good news that Ethan’s test was negative and no one is poorly. Poor Little E with her birthday tea being cancelled and her school being closed.
    hehehe! It did make me chuckle about the cats and Ethan disrupting their sleeping patterns.
    I am worried about Monday too. We had one last day out today until we have to get school uniform late next month. x

  3. Disruption is not a fun word for the week and I’m sorry that Little E has been particularly affected by it this week. Such a shame that school had to close early (I’d have felt the same about home learning this close to the end of term!) It is very worrying when Covid feels very close to home. I’m with you on being anxious about the restrictions and summer holiday plans but also wanting to find a balance and get out and about for some fun activities with the children. Hope that Ethan is able to be back at school for the last three days and can enjoy them. #WotW

  4. This disruption has been a common theme across the country. It feels so unfair for so many children to have their terms and the school year just end so abruptly.
    We all hve to be sensible with what we do over the summer because, as you say, the numbers are rising in a scary way.
    Enjoy what you can of the summer. Stay safe and hydrated too.

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