Key Stage 1 is all about your child or class finding their feet and becoming increasingly comfortable with teachers and other children at the school. It is a fun-loving, noisy and active period of time where children dramatically improve their literacy and numeracy skills, along with learning the basics of subjects like science, geography and history.
We all want the very best for our children. Not only in their everyday life but also their education and future careers too. This means that as parents, we are looking for ways to make things that little bit better.
Our children head off to our chosen schools in order to learn and develop their skills, but when it comes to education, things don’t have to stop there. Tutors, across a variety of subjects are there to help children who need extra support, or even an extra challenge to really maximise their potential.
Just like that, the end of the school year is approaching. I have mixed feelings about this as this year is slightly different for us. Roo is counting down her final weeks of primary school – it doesn’t feel like two minutes since she started at the schools preschool. I can still remember how beautiful and grown up she looked in her school uniform. Now she is completing her SATs, preparing for one last school residential and eagerly awaiting the transition week across to high school for a taster of things to come.
When it came time for Roo to start school I can remember my mum friends advising me to buy a few spare sets of uniform but not to spend a fortune. Instead, save the money to purchase good quality school shoes. The best possible ones that we could afford as these were the most important item of school uniform.
You are not crying into your coffee or sobbing into your cereal every morning sick with worry about what your child has gotten up to the night before. You are rejoicing at the fact you can now reclaim your independence free from the burden of parenting. With all of this empty time on your hands when you’d otherwise be engaged in some sort of activity that involved a level of parental responsibility, you may feel at a loss at what to do. All you know is that you don’t want to squander your newfound free time. Take a look at this ultimate survival guide for parents, revealing some inspirational ideas about what you can do now that your kids have flown the nest.
September is an exciting and busy time for parents and children alike. With new school uniforms, new schools, new classes, and shiny new shoes. It is a time of new and exciting experiences. So why not add some shiny new stationery to their shiny new school bag to hold their interest and encourage them to draw and paint and do some extra homework!
The countdown to back to school has begun. Whilst we aren’t ready to put the summer days behind us. School…
It’s time to start preparing for the back to school accessories required for the children. Whilst the school uniform is the main purchase on parents minds, it will be the small details like lunch boxes, bags and stationery supplies that will get the children excited. May I suggest a trip to your local Flying Tiger Stores to take a look at the great range of back to school underwater love accessories they have available.
As back to school approaches for another year, school uniforms and accessories are top of my priority list. However, there is also something else on my list just for Tigger. Almost a year ago we found out that Tigger had some eye problems and would be required to wear glasses for at least the next few years in the hope of correctly the issues.
Encouraging children to sit down, pick up a pen and complete homework, writing or activities can be challenging. Between homework…