Primary School Handwriting Essentials

Nursery School

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”

Last minute school uniform shopping!

Startrite Shoes

I am normally the most organised people when it comes to back to school shopping. Working in a supermarket for years made me realise that if you don’t get the school uniform at the beginning of the summer, the sizes you need are normally sold out by the end of August. This year, however, all my best laid plans have gone out of the window and I am really disorganised. As soon as we got back from Disney I placed… Continue Reading “Last minute school uniform shopping!”

Back to School with Sambro

Batman Backpack

Can you believe that Sebastian starts school in September? He has been at the school nursery for the last year, so it doesn’t seem quite such a big jump, however, instead of his white polo shirt he will be joining Isaac and Eliza by wearing a shirt and tie. There are still a couple of important decisions to make though. He will be staying at school all day for the first time which requires a new lunchbox, waterbottle and that… Continue Reading “Back to School with Sambro”