Phonics SOS

Phonics SOS

 We’ve all heard of it...but does anyone actually know what it is? Ever wondered what the heck teachers are talking about in your child’s report or during parent’s evening when they mention phonics? Well, quite simply, phonics is HOW children are taught to read and...

Small Business Buys for September

Small Business Buys for September

Whether you have a child who is starting school or going back to school in September, here are four small businesses that we recommend. Going back to school in September, or starting for the first time this year is going to be a big deal after so much change and...

Transition to Reception during a pandemic.

Transition to Reception during a pandemic.

Starting School can be a scary time at the best of times let alone during a global pandemic! We understand that the whole process can seem overwhelming but it can also be really exciting even during the current situation. We're here to take some of the guessing and...

Why does my child say they’ve done ‘nothing’ every day?

Why does my child say they’ve done ‘nothing’ every day?

Hands up if your child has ever told you they did ‘nothing’ at school or pre-school? I’m fairly sure this happens 99% of the time to everyone who asks the question. It’s true in our household despite having a super chatty three year old and it happens in all of my...

Visiting Schools – head vs heart!

Visiting Schools – head vs heart!

So you're getting organised and thinking about applying for your child's Primary School place for September and you're feeling smug about booking in some visits. Well done! But now what? If you're worried about the impending 'wander' around a building full of small...

Applying for a school place!

Applying for a school place!

It seems like only yesterday they were tiny babies in our arms and now somehow, in what feels like a parallel universe where everything runs at super speed, we're expected to apply for them to start school. SCHOOL.....Holy Moly where did that time go?! I'm totally...

Making Sense of Reports

Making Sense of Reports

As we are edging closer to the end of the academic year, we thought it would be a wise idea to talk about reports. Reports, do exactly what they say on the tin, tell you (report to you) what your child has achieved (attained) throughout the year. Every school has a...