Emily Andrea says son Theo has come on ‘so much’ since starting school

Emily Andrea has opened up about how son Theo is getting on at school in her latest column for OK!, revealing the four year old has come on "so much" since starting a few weeks ago.

"Theo has come on so much in his reading and writing since he started and it’s only been a few weeks," she says. "He gets so proud of himself and I’m really proud, too."

The star also talks about the importance of people getting their booster jabs if they are eligible, and hopes that a good uptake of booster vaccine and the flu vaccine will give us the best chance at avoiding more restrictive measures.

Read Emily's full column below…

HOMESCHOOLING IS A PERSONAL CHOICE

Petra Ecclestone is homeschooling her children as she and her partner Sam Palmer want to choose what they are taught.

Homeschooling is a choice, and every parent will have different things they look for in their children’s education.

For me, even homeschooling during lockdown was a challenge! I also think the social aspect of school is important, as well as learning about different backgrounds and cultures.

I can understand why some people would prefer to homeschool their children, for example if there are issues with bullying.

At the end of the day, as long as it’s done correctly then every parent should be able to choose what is right for their child.

Thankfully my two absolutely love school. Theo has come on so much in his reading and writing since he started and it’s only been a few weeks.

We were reading a book the other day and he just pointed to a big word and read it out, and then he said, “Three plus three is six”. He gets so proud of himself and I’m really proud, too.

IT'S GREAT TO BE OUT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

We had a lovely half term celebrating Halloween and visiting my family in Somerset. It’s always great to be out in the countryside. The kids loved it.

There’s been a lot of talk about whether or not we need to move to plan B measures to tackle Covid, which includes people going back to working from home and masks becoming compulsory.

I think the most important thing at the moment is that people who are eligible for their booster jab get it.

Like any virus, the coronavirus will mutate so we are likely to need further booster jabs, just like we do with the flu jab.

In the next few weeks I will be eligible for my booster and I’ve already had my flu jab. Getting your flu jab is also really important, so check if you are eligible.

It’s thought that less people will have built up immunity to flu during the pandemic, and also the chance of becoming unwell is higher if you have flu and Covid at the same time.

In terms of going back to working from home or other measures to prevent the spread of Covid, it is a difficult debate and I can see both sides.

On the one hand, the last 20 months have had a serious impact on things like mental health and the economy, but also the NHS is under pressure during the winter months and we need to try and prevent it becoming overwhelmed.

Hopefully good uptake of the booster vaccine and the flu jab will give us the best chance at avoiding more restrictive measures.

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HER MAJESTY REALLY IS AMAZING

It was lovely to see the Queen carrying out her first engagement since her hospital stay. She really is an amazing woman.

You don’t often hear of many 95-year-olds still working, so she is very inspirational. She seems invincible so I think it’s easy to forget she’s in her nineties.

A lot of people worried when they heard she’d been unwell, but it is good to know that her doctors took a precaution to get her into hospital. She’s looking really well and I hope she’s feeling better.

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