Sunday, 3 July 2016

30 Things You Will Understand If You Went To A British Primary School

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You guys seemed to really enjoy my 30 Things You Will Understand If You Went To A British Secondary School Post, which you can read HERE if you missed it. Seeing the success of that Post, I thought it was only right I did a primary school version. 

I really enjoyed primary school for the most part. I had a lot of friends, had a good laugh and I have lots of fond memories of my primary school. I went to an infant school before primary, so my primary school was from year 3 to year 6 and my infant school was from reception to year 2. I am aware not everyone's schools are like this, so sorry if you get confused with some of the references in the post. 

I really hope you enjoy joining me on a trip down memory lane and reflecting back on the good old primary school days!

1. Going through absolute agony sitting on the hard floor during assembly for the first three years 
2. And then feeling like a boss sitting on the benches in year 6 
3. Feeling like Queen Bee when you to be in charge of the projector for assembly
4. Singing religious hymns in every assembly! Sing it with me! "He's got the whole world in his hands..."
5. The sheer embarrassment of one of your friends wetting themselves in assembly and newspaper having to be put down. Not making in any less discreet 
6. Feeling like an absolute boss when you got to free reader, which basically meant not reading anything at all 
7. Hating than one kid who messed up and made the whole class loose 10 minutes of golden time on Friday 
7. Feeling like you were going to die when you had to walk on top of an upturned bench in your PE lessons
8. The best time of year being when the scholastic book fair came to your school 
9. Having to do PE in the school hall after lunch, when the dinner ladies hadn't cleaned up properly! (Excuse me while I go and vomit my guts out)
10. Guaranteed to have at least one child in your class with yoghurt down their shirt after lunch when one of the squeezy yoghurts exploded on them 
11. Spending all of your summer PE lessons outside making up games, playing rounders or practising for sports day 
12. Having to sit through the most awkward sex education talk in year 6, where the teacher sits you in a circle and shows you what a tampons and pads looks like 
13. Practically begging the dinner ladies every lunchtime if you could go on the field 
14. Making 'birds nests' on the field at lunch when the grass had just been cut..nooo..just me and my nutty friends then 
15. The sheer joy of having a film afternoon at the end of term

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16. Getting high on fizzy drinks and cola bottles at every school disco 
17. Oh and not to forget wasting all your money on glow bands and sticks that broke before you could even get them out of the disco hall 
18. That one awful school trip where you had to dress up and looked like prats. For me it was Victorians and we got treated like shit for a day. What's the NSPCC number again?
19. Having your first sense of freedom going on a PGL residential trip in year 6. Boy, didn't you feel grown up?
20. Acting like absolute bosses when your team won at sports day!
21. When the hardest thing you covered in your maths lesson was long division and multiplication 
22. Getting your name called in a Friday assembly to collect certificates for your beautiful work 
23. Praying that you get to sit next to your friends at lunch in the dining hall and the dinner lady wasn't being moody 
24. When music lessons just consisted of your smashing and banging about instruments together- not actually doing any music 
25. Being forced to learn a language which you probably only know two phrases of
26. When ICT lessons just consisted of you doing touch typing practice with that keyboard that looked like it was in space. I actually want to do this now if it is still a thing!

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27. Having to get changed for PE in separate rooms from the boys in year 6 because you were obviously all such sophisticated adults 
28. Horses... Just horses. Don't lie and say you never played horses I know you did 
29. Getting so excited when you had wet play because it meant you got to watch a film all lunch and do drawing 
30. Feeling like the whole four years was pointless because it just leads to SATS which didn't mean much anyway. 

Please let me know if you can relate to any of these things down below or if you have any other memories from primary school- I would love to hear them!

Thanks for reading, as always X

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62 comments

  1. SITTING ON BENCHES IN YEAR 6 WAS THE HIGHLIGHT! Haha, i loved all of these, brought back so many memories! Such a good post!

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    1. Thank you! haha, even though they were pretty uncomfortable x

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  2. this brought back so many memories! We had the benches taken away from us in year 6 which was the most heartbreaking punishment! Fab post

    Elle x

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    1. OMG HAHA! I would have been so cross if that ever happened to me!

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  3. I was the projector monitor in year 5 and 6 and remember having a full on initiation and training that lasted about half a day! I did feel great though standing at the front of assembly and adjusting the slides every once in a while haha :-)
    Sarah x
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    1. haha! I was never lucky enough to be chosen but I was very jealous of my friends who were x

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  4. ALL OF THESE! and yes, we made grass nests at our school too!

    Jess
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    1. Thank god I am not the only one!!

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  5. omg I loved this post, took me right back in time haha! One thing I always remember was if something was wrong wether you have headache or you had fallen over, a wet blue paper towel would always work its magic!

    I soooo remember the day I was in year 6 and got to sit on the bench! Those were the days!

    Good post lovely!

    Love Rachel, X
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    1. omg yes! Now they call it a cold compress! It does nothing apart from shut the kid up! :)

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  6. So much nostalgia, love this post =]

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  7. Hahaha so much of this is relatable!! Horses. Yep I played horses. And we kind of did birds nests but they were thrones at our school.
    Jennifer x
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  8. I completely agree! Having the book fair come to your school was the best! I remember they used to give us one pound off any purchase and everyone felt great carrying around that voucher!

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    1. OMG yes! I bought a polar bear poster once and I loved it! :)

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  9. Bahahahaha I was definitely the squeezy yoghurt kid hahahaha. I had that victorian trip too! I remember at the end though I got myself slate and chalk from the gift shop and basically convinced myself I was victorian for the weekend. ah the good old days. Great post :) xxx

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    1. haha! Shame on you.. :)
      We had to change our names for the Victorian day. I was Beatrice and I wanted to keep the name for ever! xx

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  10. wow great blog post ! love posts like this.. keep up the good work :)

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  11. Oh my this just took my back a few years! It was only a few years ago since I was last in primary school. I can honestly relate to 1,2 & 4 so much!
    -Olivia Xx

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  12. Yes to all of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!! SO many memories!!!!! Thanks for this list....wow...I can't believe I had forgotten so many of these.....and yes I absolutely 100% made birds nests on the grass after it had been mowed....every single time!! ahahahaa!!! Also made daisy chains in the summertime too....aahhhh loved it. 8-)
    I had to sit on newspaper in assembly once but only because I had a nosebleed!! :O
    YES! I went to venture week in YR 6 and it was the most amazing thing ever!!! 8-)
    WOW.....I'm off to read your secondary school list now.......hahaha wow, thanks for this!!!
    Sarah
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    1. aw I am glad you enjoyed the post and could relate to everything! I could never make daisy chains :(

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  13. I definitely didn't go to a British primary school so this is an intriguing read. However, the Scholastic book fair was the highlight of my elementary school days. Loved that. :]

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    1. haha, I am glad you enjoyed! Wasn't the book fair always the highlight of the year :)

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  14. I can totally relate to every single one. Horses. Absolutely wetting my self laughing with embarrassment, did you play house too where you pretending to be the mum or whatever haha

    Claire ❤| My Little Memoir

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    1. No, I don't think we did! We acted out the Titanic once though...:) xx

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  15. This is a fantastic post :) I now can't stop thinking about all of my awesome primary school memories! The Book Fair was awesome! I still have some of the books I bought there around my house; I remember the last one I bought in Year 6 was a mini Where's Wally book that came with a little magnifying glass.

    I had both a great and horrible time at PGL. The activities were fun, but the fire alarm went off in the middle of the night and I panicked and didn't put any jacket or shoes on. We had to walk for about 20 minutes up a country road and I had all sort of rocks and pinecone bits sticking into the soles of my bare feet. I then thought it was a good idea to walk on the grass, which was absolutely freezing and covered in dew so my feet were numb and bleeding by the time I got to the place we all had to queue up and wait to go back to our cabins! hahaha I also made birds nests with the lumps of freshly cut grass :) x

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    1. aw that book sounds so cool! aww no bless you- that sounds so painful! :( xx

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  16. Did we go to the same primary school or something? Because every single point you just made, I can fully relate to hahaha! Loved this post, I'm going to check out the secondary school edition now! X

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  17. OMG! This is so relatable!!! I definitely remember collecting my certificate on a friday assembly, ha ha. Great blog Nicole, very entertaining!!xx

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  18. This post is so nice:) especially reading all the comments! As you know I'm Italian and school in Italy is so different! And it's so interesting to know more about others ! xoxo

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    1. aw I hope you learnt something about British schools x

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  19. These made me laugh so much! Especially the comment about doing PE in the hall after lunch time! Oh how I loved finding traces of mash potato on the bottom of my foot afterwards, hahahaha!
    Cloe X http://clxelouise.blogspot.com

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    1. don't... you make me want to be sick :) xx

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  20. Yes I definitely made the bird nests, maybe me and my friends were weird too, ha! It's so strange that sitting on benches in year 6 is a country wide thing, it's very odd!
    I remember how mortifying the sex ed talk was, my teach put a tampon in a glass of water (you can imagine the size it went to) and I was horrified thinking that's what I'd be dealing with!
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  21. I thought I was the only one that went on that stupid Viking trip just to be treated like crap! That was the worst trip of my life! x

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    1. haha! Primary school trips were never fun! :) xx

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  22. This so relatable!! And I really enjoyed reading it and reminiscing about primary school xxx
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    1. aw I am glad you enjoyed! Thank you for reading x

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  23. I can relate to every single one of these things, I definitely remember playing horses.. xxx
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    1. omg haha! I am glad I was not the only one xx

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  24. This made me laugh so much - I can also admit to playing horses. And making 'bird nests'... x

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  25. I loved this post! The PGL trips were the best! And we also had those dressing up days; we had Viking, Egyptian and Victorian! Also, I've never heard of horses, what is it?! I'm intrigued.

    Tash x
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    1. Horses, is basically where you pretended to be horses, I had friends who were obsessed with horse ridding so I was always made to play x

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  26. Love this! I definitely remember lots of these and now I'm feeling very nostalgic. Off to read the secondary school post now as I haven't seen it! :)

    Paris x
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    1. aw I am glad it made you feel nostalgic

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  27. This brought back some serious primary school memories hahah - I used to make 'birds nests' out of grass as well on the field with my friends, god we were so cool!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  28. Ahh completely! I love this. God, remembering the PE after lunch feelings has made me feel quite rough just thinking about it :|

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

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    1. aw don't, I don't even want to think about it! :)

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  29. Oh my gosh... golden time was just the best! It was like wet break without the rain!
    Aleeha xXx
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  30. To the time when maths was so simple... Kind of makes me miss junior(primary)school.
    Loved this post xx

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    1. Thank you! I wish it was still as simple!

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  31. At my primary school about half of the year 6 were prefects and we got to sit on 'special chairs' along the side of the assembly hall - Then I look at secondary school and it's the teachers telling you that if you don't listen you will fail at life.

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    1. Yes, we had that at my school too! Oh your secondary school teachers don't sound very nice :)

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