The first week of term versus every other week of the year

Cute child

The gushing social media posts, the ironed uniforms and completed permission slips – the start of a new term always brings with it good intentions. As the weeks pass though, the magic tends to wear off…

The first week of term: Children are well-prepared thanks to a break filled with educational activities

homework

The first week of every other year: Projects hastily done the night before they're due

homework

The first week of term: Everything labelled, hands bleeding from stitching 100 name tags on socks

uniform in reception

Every other week of the year: Sharpies. Sharpies everywhere

uniform in every other year

The first week of term: Brand new uniform, all neatly laid out

Uniform in reception

Every other week of the year: “MUM! WHERE ARE MY TROUSERS?”

Uniform every other year

The first week of term: Well-groomed child eats a delicious, nutritious breakfast

Breakfast every other year

Every other week of the year: Bedraggled child scoffs Nutella as you push them out of the door

Breakfast in reception

The first week of term: cries profusely at the gates, takes 1000 photos

First day in reception

Every other week of the year: “K bye”

First day every other year