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 […]
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.
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 […]
One of my children has very little writing stamina. This means he struggles to write the volume required for some of his school work. During lockdown, his writing stamina has decreased even further so for the final weeks of homeschooling, rather than work on the comprehensions set by the the school, we decided it would […]
My kids have been brilliant during lockdown. While they have missed their friends and their activities and been sad not to see family, they have coped well. We’ve taken a very structured approach to school work, purely because structure and outline suits us a family. While there was been the odd grumble about school work, […]
Since schools closed I have seen some amazing home learning projects going. While we’ve stuck to the school work that has been set by our school so far, enthusiasm is waning now (both mine and the kids!) so we want to do some more creative learning projects. I asked both family bloggers and the parents […]