OMG! Year 5 saw everything step up a gear at school and now my oldest baby has just started year 6 with the 11+ exam due to be taken next week! For those of you not resident in the UK or indeed living in parts of the country where there are no grammar schools, this… Continue reading Entrance Exams- Who’s More Stressed, Parents or Kids?
The end-of-term strops are upon us! My three primary school aged children, have now officially changed their names to Stroppy, Grumpy & Tired! Towards the end of term it’s always the same and I really can’t see what they can possibly be getting out of them at school, as it’s like refereeing a grudge match… Continue reading Is Our Current School Calendar Working For You?
K: “I really should do my homework now.” Lou: “Yes, let’s sit down quietly at the table and get on with it by ourselves” The Boy: “I’ll put away my noisy toys and stop running around screaming, so you can concentrate.” Ha ha, in my dreams!! I shall just step back into the real world……… Even… Continue reading A Guide to Happy Homework With 3!
It’s that time of year again- cue the rain or scorching heat- schools around the UK are gearing up for Sports Day! That one day of the year that seems to cause so much controversy about winning and losing, where dad’s around the country pull hamstrings and mum’s compete in flip-flops. The competitive spirit is… Continue reading Should Kids Be Allowed To Lose?
Dyslexia is a rainbow, a spectrum of abilities and difficulties. The difficulties are what we focus on and what I thought dyslexia was, but it’s so much more than that. Some of our most brilliant and talented minds are dyslexic, Richard Branson, Steven Spielberg, Albert Einstein, Oliver Reed, Agatha Christie, to name but a few.… Continue reading Understanding Dyslexia, an ongoing Journey
When K was still in year 2, my attitude to tutoring was “definitely not”. I couldn’t see why a child going to a good state school, would need a tutor and quite frankly, if a child needs to be tutored to get into a school, then that school isn’t for them! However, she is now… Continue reading To Tutor or not to Tutor?