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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The importance of going slow

As a child, going back to school or starting a new school, can be quite worrying, as soon as they see ‘Back to school’ in the big high street shops. They might get butterflies in their tummy, thinking, that their new teacher might be really strict or that exam,...

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Reading; How early do you start?

How to make reading a happy experience from a young age and one that is enjoyable for both you and your child. Children of any age can appreciate the magic of a good story, even if they are not ready to recognize the written word yet. They still may...

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The 11+

Hello, mums, do you remember your own summer holidays from school as hazy long days with endless hours of fun and relaxation. We all felt like one of Enid Blyton’s famous five as we left school and it’s bell for the last time for a 7/8 week holiday. We...

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Hello!

Here is my first blog. It will be the first of many as I hope to write one a week, on, parenting, education, and the books your children should read. Reading will help them gain the general knowledge they need to pass the 11+. It’s not all about maths,...

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The sound of music

‘One of last week’s homework was to watch the classic ‘Sound Of Music’! It was such a hit, both the children and parents loved it!! We decided to run a work competition with our Saturday Group children! Here is this week’s winner – Anya’s, work! Her beautiful illustrations of...

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A Winter’s Tale

‘Following our story writing workshop this week, Isabella’s excellent ‘A Winters’ Tale’ deserves a place on this weeks News Column! Her inventive and super scary story is well written with some great structures! Well Done Isabella! Keep the great work coming!’  A WINTER’S TALE Isabella Gualdi 2/11/2015 My clock...

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The Philipino Boy

This little boy touched my heart and is the purpose of this week’s blog. Here he is, on a make shift table outside McDonald’s. A place he can’t afford to enter but is close enough to, so he can use its lights to see what he is writing. He...

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The Sculptors

I wanted to blog this wonderful poem about the relationship between parents and teachers. Working together we can create magic and an environment where children will grow and do their best. The Sculptors (Parents and Teachers) I dreamed I stood in a studio And watched two sculptors there. The...

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