Had E been sent down the state school track he should / would / could have only been there for one term since "legally" you are not required to start school until the term after your 5th birthday which for him would have been January. In reality of course this rarely happens, as only a tiny minority of primary schools in our area allow for staggered entry, and many schools insist on a qualifying reception year to guarantee a place so he would probably be in term six. Thank goodness we live as if school doesn't exist (apart from not going out so much in the holidays!) Six terms ago he was still sleeping for two hours most afternoons. These days it is more of a twenty minute power kip!