Dear Luca

I haven’t blogged for a little while, no reason really. Lots has happened since my last post. You went to Italy with your dad for a couple of weeks in the summer holidays. As usual you had a wonderful time catching up with nonno, nonna, Elisa and all of your dad’s friends and their children. You bought me back some home made pesto and a lovely big piece of parmigiano, thank you! 🙂

You’ve started Year 3 now and have a new teacher. You like her a lot, you like everyone though. You have 1-1 number count every day for half an hour. It’s been really good for you and your counting and numbers work has really improved. I was really rubbish at maths at school so you’ve probably got that from me. We can’t be good at everything.

You’re also having speech therapy every Wednesday afternoon. You have a sub-mucous cleft palate, this means that there’s a very small hole at the back of your palate, sometimes spaghetti gets sucked up there and comes out through your nose; although that hasn’t happened for a long time. The therapy is to help you with the ‘s’ sound and your nasal speech. We want to avoid surgery so you’re having the therapy to train you to speak through your mouth, rather than your nose. You work so hard in these sessions.

Oh, and one more thing. You received a certificate in assembly on Friday for looking after the younger children at lunch time. I was really happy when I heard this because we’d had a chat about how you must be kind to the new kids at school and look out for them. Keep it up!

Love mum