This morning we woke up to snow. Granted it wasn’t inches and inches but it was enough to get that dreaded, (or not) depending on how much you love spending time with your kids, text from school saying it was closed due to the bad weather conditions. I found myself thinking that aside from the given, making snowmen, snow angels and throwing snowballs which would inevitably last half hour, the kids would soon get bored, and cold and I’d be left with a full day to keep them occupied.read more
I always think that one of the hardest things for a parent to do is teach their child to read. Faced with phonemes, various schemes, countless books and endless choices. Which is the right one?read more
In order for our children to learn to read they first have to use their ears! This may sound crazy but go with me and by the end you’ll understand what I mean. Early reading skills start with listening. Children need to hear sounds and how they go together to enable...read more
Today my daughter came home from school with a heartfelt message which was hard to hear. They had had a visit from a motivational speaker. However the message my daughter had brought away was far from motivational. She's a deep thinker, who pays a lot of attention to...read more
This may be one of the most important lessons we can ever teach our children. Many people believe they must shield their children from the tragic events that took place this week in Manchester. I urge you to reconsider. In an emotional plea at the Bury Vigil, Olivia...read more
Make learning spellings fun with these clever ways to practice spelling words!
Put shaving foam and food colouring in a zip lock bag and practice spelling words without any mess!
Things you can do to prepare your child before their first day. · Read your child stories in which the characters are starting school - This will help your child to understand what is going to happen. It will also give you both an opportunity to discuss any worries...read more
I didn't go in to teaching because I loved teaching or because I had wanted to be a teacher all my life but what I did want was to help people. As I embarked on my training I wondered what I was doing. I was teaching children to become anything they wanted, so they...read more