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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┬áChristmas mixing of households, our struggling NHS, is it ethical to open schools?   Is it ethical to keep them closed when our children […]

The changes for this school year

Back in January I wrote a blog post about Zach starting school. Then Covid hit! Thankfully he was able to start school in a relatively normal way and probably doesn’t appreciate the many differences to how Matthew and Anya first experienced school. Pick up and drop off chats: I am not a big fan of […]

Tips for watching films with children

We have just completed the Marvel film series and have watched many films overs the last few months (yay, lockdown!) It wasn’t a relaxing experience… Here are my top tips for coping with watching films with children: Let them choose the film. Don’t pick a film that you actually want to see or one you […]