Spelling…it doesn’t have to be a chore…Post 2

Welcome back to my mini blog post series on spellings. In this second post I’m going to be sharing some ideas on how to improve the spelling skills of your child. Breaking words down into syllables: For example: to-ge-ther (you can even clap as you chant or say each...

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Easter Revision classes…key to exam success

For many students studying for their GCSEs this year, the Easter holidays represent one of the last chances they have to cram in some focused, uninterrupted revision before their exams. Too many students leave their revision too late, meaning they are cramming in too much, staying up late and...

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

I remember reading this as a young girl and marvelling at how independent and unafraid Mary Lennox, the main character of the book was. Not only was she determined and brave and looking for the good in all around her but she let her inner belief shine bright and...

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Wind in the Willows…the great outdoors

The Wind in the Willows, just the title of the book reminds me of carefree days chasing and tumbling around in People’s Park, in Halifax, when I was younger. I used to spend a lot of time outdoors; collecting twigs and leaves and pebbles, lying in the grass in...

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