The time has come for us to choose a secondary school for our oldest. We are lucky in that where we live, almost every school in the town is ranked “Good” by OFSTED. That means that, while we are likely to end up in a pretty good school, we still have to consider the things […]
School and Learning - Supporting Children in the Primary School Years
Supporting your children through their education can be one of the trickier parts of parenting older children. We’ve all forgotten much of what we learnt at school and teaching methods have changed pretty drastically.
In this section you’ll find posts about helping your child if they are struggling, supporting reluctant readers and some great tips on learning times tables.
There also some resource guides on topics that can help your child engage with learning, including a Minecraft, Football and Dinosaurs.
Being back at school, especially after such a ling break, is a bit of a shock to the system for all of us. Lots of children are coming out of school in foul moods which is no fun for them or us as parents. Here are my top 5 tips on how to deal with […]
If you’re regular reader, you’ll know that I have regrets about not delaying school entry for my summer born son. For him, it’s had a big impact on his experience of school, both academically and socially. However, there are plenty of parents who have had different experiences with summer born children starting school not long after […]
Starting school is a big deal for children and school uniform is expensive. Even if you buy from supermarkets, all of the bits you need soon add up. It makes sense not to buy more than you need but, how much do you need? While there is no exact answer, you can work out how […]
The transition from KS1 to KS2 can be quite a big change, particularly if it also includes a transition from infants to juniors. Here’s what to expect and how you can support your child. When Does the Transition between KS1 and KS2 happen? The preschool and Reception years are covered by the Early Years […]