Helping Your Child with their Home Learning

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Children who continue their learning outside of the classroom are more likely to perform well in school. So what can parents do to support their child’s learning at home? Parents can help to support their child’s home learning in a number of different ways. The best place to start is to have an active engagement with your child’s school life. The more supported a child feels at home, the more effectively he or she will perform at school. Here are… Continue Reading “Helping Your Child with their Home Learning”

Thank a teacher this Christmas!

Most of us has had at least one teacher that we really remember. One that has found a hidden talent, encouraged us on when all we wanted to do was give up or given us the inspiration to try something new. School hasn’t always been easy for Isaac and I lost count of the number of times I was called into the head teachers office or the classroom because of his poor behaviour. In Year 6 something changed. As with… Continue Reading “Thank a teacher this Christmas!”

Primary School Handwriting Essentials

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Despite the use of digital devices amongst children, handwriting is still an essential skill for pupils to learn in primary school and one that they will use for the rest of their lives. With National Stationery Week (29th April – 5th May) quickly approaching, what better time to celebrate the educational supplies that have become handwriting essentials, along with the activities that are integral to children learning how to properly write. Pre-Writing Activities Before children even reach the stage where… Continue Reading “Primary School Handwriting Essentials”

Keeping kids being mobile safe at school

Mobile Phone

I am often asked at what age we gave the kids their own mobile phone. In my mind, the perfect age is when the kids start secondary school at the age of 11 as they start walking to school by themselves and means they can get hold of me if there is a problem, or I can reach them if I am worrying because they are running late. When Abbey and Callan were younger, mobile phones were used to make… Continue Reading “Keeping kids being mobile safe at school”