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 […]
Homeschooling and School
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.
You'll also find information and advice homeschooling as we chose to home educate one of our children.
The Transition Between KS1 and KS2
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 Foundation […]
Writing Prompts for Children
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 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 be […]
The Best Home Learning Projects
The period of school closure was hard for everyone but it did result in some some amazing home learning projects. Whether you are a home schooling parent or just someone who wants to have some learning fun with their children, these projects will inspire you and your children. This post contains affiliate links (identified with […]
50 Easy Ways to Learn Times Tables: Helping Your Child
While a huge amount of a child’s education takes place at school, learning times tables doesn’t really happen without a great deal of practice at home as well and if you’re a home educator, all of it will be done at school. While some kids might pick it up easily through simple repetition, some children […]