6 ways you can help your child read when they are in reception class

When your child starts school it is a really exciting time for them. They learn so much in such a short space of time and you will notice so many advancements in their development. From having a responsibility for what they do, being self-sufficient at lunch, and playing independently. But the big thing that happens in reception class is that your child really comes along with their reading. Reading is such an important part of the early year’s foundation stage, and it is important to support your child as much as possible. So what can

9 things you can do to help encourage your child to read more

Reading is one of those things that I think your child will either love to do or avoid doing it at all costs. There doesn’t seem to be a happy medium, especially in primary school. Reading, however, is one of the best things that your child can do to progress. But what can you do to help encourage your child to read more? Sometimes you need to think outside of the box for different approaches to reading and I thought I would share with you some of the things that you could try. 

How to get a complaint heard at school

We can all get to a stage with our child’s school when we are not happy with something. After all, with our children spending so much time in a school environment, there will likely be bumps in the road. Of course, some complaints and issues can be handled straight away, others may need more persistence if you don’t get the resolution you are after. 

11 things you should discuss with your child’s school

Sending your child to school is such a huge milestone, and they spend many years going through the educational system from nursery right through to their GCSEs. So it is fair to say that school forms an important part of their lives. This means that there are certain cases where you will need to help them be more informed of what is going on. I wanted to share with you some of the things you discuss with your child’s school.

10 Questions to ask at the parent’s evening of your KS1 aged child

Most parents love the chance to discuss their child with their teacher and parent’s evening is one of the best opportunities to get a true understanding of what school life is like for them. After all, your child’s teacher spends a lot of time with your little one and therefore will be able to give you a greater insight into how they are doing and their likes and dislikes. 

How to communicate with your child’s school

When it comes to sending your children to school it can often be a daunting experience for many parents. Essentially, you are leaving your little ones in the care of people you may have had only a few short conversations with. An environment that you looked around while being directed by a headteacher. A school where you have read a report from Ofsted about how they are doing. No matter whether it is your first or not, primary or secondary school, school is a fresh chapter for everyone and something you all have to get

How Early Do You Need to Start Educating Your Children?

AD | Collaborative post When it comes to your children, one of the hardest decisions you will need to make as a parent is when is the right time to send them to school. This, of course, is a highly personal decision that will depend on a range of factors. The key one of which is whether your child is actually ready to go there. For some children, starting school at the age of six might be beneficial as it gives them an extra 12 months to grow and mature. For others who might be

Early Learning Environments: What are They and Why are They Important?

AD | Collaborative post Thinking of sending your child to an early learning environment? Then you are not alone. Currently there are just over 339,000 children aged 4 or 5 enrolled in a pre-school programme in Australia. A figure that rose by 1.3% over the previous year. While several studies have determined that preschool-aged children tend to learn more in environments where they enjoy secure relationships with adults they trust, and who are responsive and caring. Some parents are still reticent about sending their child to an early learning environment. In this article we will