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Matthew: Goodbye primary school and thank you!

Things are a teeny bit emotional in our house this week as Matthew completed his final days in primary school. Things ended two days early as his bubble burst Wednesday night at 8pm 🙁 So, the little bundle I gave birth to is moving to secondary school! Time for a look back 🙂 Year R. […]

A to Z of things to entertain the kids this summer

So close to the summer holidays (where did the last year go???) and I decided to come up with some activities to keep us – and you! –  busy for six weeks 🙂 Alphabet games (names, food, colours etc) Bubbles Camping Den building Egg and spoon race Fruit picking Geocaching Hand prints Ice cream Jumping […]

How to help your child adjust to being back at school

The end of lockdown in sight. It has been tough for parents, teachers, children, EVERYONE! Some children (and parents) will be thrilled that schools are fully reopening next week but others will be cautious and need extra reassurance. Getting ready Give them information about the school routine and structure of the day. Talk about the […]

Top tips for home learning: nobody’s perfect

So we are back to home learning. This time the schools have prepared more work because remote learning plans needed to be in place. But as a teaching assistant in an infant school, we were not expecting last week’s Prime Minister statement. We were in school on Monday and instead of being able to plan […]

Should schools reopen in January 2021?

Should schools reopen in January? This question was asked in a local group and is one that the nation is eagerly awaiting the answer to! In light of the new variant, the Christmas mixing of households, our struggling NHS, is it ethical to open schools?   Is it ethical to keep them closed when our children […]