If you’d have told me in the past that the kids and I would be homeschoolIng in lockdown for an indefinite period of time, I’d probably have burst into tears on the spot. While I’ve always thought homeschooling sounded lovely, it definitely wasn’t for me. When my kids were little, I dreamed of the day […]
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.
While I myself was never a big fan of sports day when I was at school, both of my kids love it. As it seems pretty likely that it won’t happen this year, I thought we’d have a go at running a family sports day at home, here’s how we got on. How We […]
When I was a careers adviser, I did a course on careers education where we were set an exercise to try and fit careers education into the curriculum alongside all of the other statutory stuff schools have to teach. It really made me realise how little time schools have to fit in the practical life […]
If you’re stuck at home with the kids, and you’ve run out of energy for craft, baking, messy play and board games, here is a list of educational kids TV you can let them binge watch (mum) guilt free. I’ve tried to stick to shows that are currently available but things can change. I’ve updated […]
As regular readers will know, our son was a summer baby and started school shortly after he turned 4. This has meant that school has been a struggle for him and homework is no exception to that. In the early primary years, and the start of juniors in particular, homework would result in tears almost […]