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Preparing your child to move into Year 1

Starting school is a big deal but actually there is a major transition between Year R and Year 1. I have just completed a year working in Year 1 as a teaching assistant and Zach has just finished Year R. Year R or Reception is actually a continuation of the Foundation Stage which begins at […]

#Project365 2021 week 23

Day 157: it’s so good being able to visit my parents at the weekend and we’ve missed the Wii too!   Day 158: INSET day and it started in style with my first ever vegan cappuccino and a yummy flapjack   Day 159: despite the smile, I am the Bad Tempered Ladybird (Eric Carle) for […]

#Project365 2021 week 21

Day 143: we went for a bit of a marathon walk so that Chris could have a snooze. Plus I had a 4 hour cold which may have been related to the Covid vaccine from the day before. Day 144: a nice relaxing meal out, our first visit to a pub since last August! Day […]

TuitionWorks online Maths tuition review

*I was was invited to try out this service and have been compensated for my time. With Matthew starting secondary school soon and a rather topsy turvy year (thanks covid!), I was a little worried that there may be some areas of learning that require extra support. I was invited to try out the online […]

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 […]