A place to be proud of your reception age DC for who they are, not academic achievement.

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SeriousWispaHabit Sun 14-Jul-13 21:07:54

Following on from the 101 threads about what our 4 and 5 year-olds are 'achieving' I would like to say that I am very, very proud of DD1 for the following comments in her report:

'continuous smile lights up the room'
'sensitive to how others are feeling, particularly if they are upset'
'a 'can-do' attitude to all tasks'

Please share any comments that make you proud of your DC and the person they are becoming, and not if they are 'emerging', 'expected' or 'exceeding'.

thaliablogs Sun 14-Jul-13 21:10:36

I was particularly proud of "dd perseveres with her tasks, particularly writing and drawing, and will work independently for long periods of time until she is happy the work is as good as she can make it"

simpson Sun 14-Jul-13 21:13:01

I was most proud of DD for getting "expected" levels in PE when she needed physio to help her walk when she was 2 (hyper mobile) and still has weekly physio/OT combined now.

Periwinkle007 Sun 14-Jul-13 21:13:31

those are lovely comments.

I am hoping that they will recognise her efforts at being good. She takes school so seriously and has tried so hard all year to be good, helpful, listen etc so I hope she gets some blurb like that.

simpson Sun 14-Jul-13 21:13:58

Sorry, did not mean to mention the level but am so proud of how hard she has worked smile

What lovely personal comments.

SeriousWispaHabit Sun 14-Jul-13 21:16:44

I think I can make an exception about not wanting to hear about 'expected' achievements for that thalia , that's amazing.

And periwinkle , thank you. I hope your DD has teachers that have recognised her efforts, my DD is like that, she can take things very seriously at times.

kapin Sun 14-Jul-13 21:25:35

"His cheeky smile and friendly manner have made him a popular member of the class and he is never short of boys and girls to play with". "He is always full of enthusiasm- during 'show and tell', he captured his audience with his 'new type of mushroom'.

I reckon that these attributes will be as valuable to him in life as any academic achievements. At not even 5, we are thrilled to bits with what a lovely little chap he's turning out to be smile

AlienAttack Sun 14-Jul-13 21:32:53

Great post.

She's not in Reception, and we haven't received her report yet, but I am super-proud of DD this term. She found the courage to report a crime, and on the strength of her interview, the alleged perpetrator was arrested. DD is only 8, and has shown a level of courage that would be admirable in a grown woman.

Periwinkle007 Sun 14-Jul-13 21:44:33

ooh a new type of mushroom? that sounds interesting Kapin.

tumbletumble Sun 14-Jul-13 21:46:37

DD's report says that she 'shows great interest in everything covered in the class and confidently offers her own ideas and thoughts'.

I am so proud of her. I can't believe it when I remember the tears last September!

Your DD sounds lovely, OP smile

kapin Sun 14-Jul-13 22:11:03

Oh yes Periwinkle, the new type of mushroom was a very elaborate drawing but we never quite got to the bottom of it really. It was something from his imagination rather than real life.

Aren't our kids all so adorable? Our DS has really made some great progress in reception by the sounds of his report, but as others have said, he is still so so young and we should really cherish these lovely moments and try not get hung up on all these numbers and comparisons just yet.

Fluffymonster Sun 14-Jul-13 22:55:46

I like this thread smile

"Impeccable manners"

"...has been a delight to have in the class. She has a kind, caring and considerate nature. She is a sociable and happy little girl with a large circle of friends."

steppemum Sun 14-Jul-13 22:57:35

for dd1 (age 8 so I am cheating a bit) I always get something about her being a joy to have in the class.

(quiet and well behaved = joy I think grin)

PoppyWearer Sun 14-Jul-13 23:00:07

How lovely. My DD is also just finishing Reception but not yet had her report.

TA did say she has a lovely smile, in passing, and that made me very happy. (She does.)

DS is good at reading apparently smile I'm glad he's doing well, but the reading books can be quite boring (see name!)...

What I meant by that is, he has learning difficulties. He is not 'good' at reading. He enjoys and outs effort into it.

simpson Sun 14-Jul-13 23:19:04

I do like your name grin and yes it can (fuck off!!)

iclaudius Sun 14-Jul-13 23:22:53

for being 5 today and have smiled through the whole year at school despite being a mere babe !!

timtam23 Sun 14-Jul-13 23:24:34

The nicest comment in DS1's report was that he is "cheerful, kind and sensitive to the needs of others, and we have recently discovered that he has a great sense of humour"

We knew that already, so I'm glad they discovered it too!

Lorelai Mon 15-Jul-13 07:23:02

The comments I was particularly proud of were that she is 'a mature and sensible girl', and that she is able to sort out small disagreements between other children, also several comments about how well she has settled in, enjoys school and works hard.

SeriousWispaHabit Mon 15-Jul-13 07:44:57

I am so glad I started this. I have to admit, that I was getting a bit too into the 'numbers' of it all and what it all means.

All these lovely comments are so much more important at age 4/5 than if they can spell high frequency words and what book band they are on. I am going to try and remember all this at parents evening tonight!

After all, what I really want for DD is for her to be happy, healthy and a nice person. Also hopefully, that she will end up in a job that she enjoys in an area she is good at, be that something academic or something creative, or whatever.

mamadoc Mon 15-Jul-13 07:50:27

The head teacher wrote that DD is 'quietly unassuming' which is completely true!

AWhistlingWoman Mon 15-Jul-13 08:01:29

Well DD2 got the (seemingly) dreaded 'emerging' for everything except one I think! I read a few of those thread and felt (temporarily) deflated. But I am SO proud of her.

She was born 17 weeks early right at the end of August and, despite various developmental delays and struggling with toilet training, she has kept smiling. I hear you iclaudius smile

Her report says that she is friendly and kind and that is more important to me than anything else. Although I have to admit that, to my mind, 'quietly unassuming' is quite the compliment mamadoc

AND she is ALIVE and walking around. She couldn't breathe unassisted until she was nearly one and, sometimes, I can still hardly believe that she actually made it out of the hospital. Let alone all the way through a whole year of reception!

Here's to all our amazing children wine

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