Children’s dreaded H word – Homework

It is important to understand what essential homework is, and when it is due! Sounds simple, but I’ve noticed a growing number of parents who are unsure about what they need to get involved with and  to what extend. What homework should your child be doing alone, and how...

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How to help your child learn to read…

Basic literacy in the early years involves letters, sounds and words. Develop your child’s ‘sight’ vocabulary – this means help your child recognize the shape and meaning of whole words. Make them phonic aware – help show them the link between sounds and letter patterns. E.g : pin,tin,sin,fin etc...

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How do you teach your child how to read?

Basic literacy in the early years involves letters, sounds and words. Develop your child’s ‘sight’ vocabulary – this means help your child recognize the shape and meaning of whole words. Make them phonic aware – help show them the link between sounds and letter patterns. E.g : pin,tin,sin,fin etc...

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11+ tests

Parents of year 6 pupils will have been brought back to earth with a bang in September as just after the long holidays and a few days back at school, their children were sitting 11+ exams. Parents would be bound to wonder if they had done enough work over...

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Social Media Privacy

You will find children are glued to their social media. They are either tweeting between lessons or updating their Facebook status on their phones at break. The younger generations are in constant communication with their peers. This makes all the more important for parents to ensure children are safe...

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Developing your toddler’s language

Language development is an ongoing process for children starting from a very young age; each child will develop at their own rate. All children should find learning fun! Children will reach their full potential only if given enough opportunities to develop. At home or in a nursery/preschool setting, focusing...

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Don’t shut the book on the bedtime story

According to a recent report, parents should continue reading bedtime stories to their children until they are 11 years old. Children have expressed sadness about this routine ending when they are as young as 6. Three quarters of parents who have children aged five and below, read to them...

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Free time with your child

Local Clubs and Classes As the new school year approaches, it’s time to start choosing after-school activities. Take a quick look and you will find a whole range of classes available: French, scouts, ballet, karate and chess. How do we know which ones are the best for your child,...

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