When I was a teenager, I was always writing letters. Before we had smart phones, when landline calls were still really expensive, writing letters was a way of talking to our friends when we weren’t with them, even if we often ended up giving the recipient our letters in a person and sitting quietly while […]
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.
We all know that kids learn best when they are engaged. Unfortunately, getting them engaged with their least favourite subjects is easier said than done. With key stage 1 and 2 children, having their work themed to something they are interested in can make a big difference to how they engage. I’ve previously written about […]
I don’t know about your kids, but mine absolutely live Minecraft. Since lockdown begun (again!), I’ve been allowing them some extra screen time (you can check out our homeschool plans if you want to see how much) and almost all of it is spent on Minecraft. I’m really pleased about this because if they’re on […]
While I myself was never a big fan of sports day when I was at school, both of my kids love it. As my husband is a big too, I thought we’d have a go at running a family sports day at home, here’s how we got on. How We Planned Our Family Sports Day […]
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 […]