Whatever your feelings about Christmas -stress, excitement , dread, happiness, festive -don’t you just love a school Nativity play?
Now that your little one has been at school in Reception for half a term, the majority of them will have settled in and be quite happy to go to school with a smile. Most will bounce in, hold their teacher’s hand and say goodbye without a backwards glance! But not all…. I’m not talking about the odd day of not wanting to go due to tiredness or ‘have I got to go anymore?’ but the child who just can’t seem to settle whatever you do as their parent. As a teacher with 20 years experience, I thought I would share with you my thoughts and tips which I hope you will find helpful.
Writing is a complicated process that involves many, many skills yet we expect young children to become writers without giving it too much thought. We also know that parental involvement is crucial in supporting children gain the skills they need to become readers and writers. So how can we help young children to become confident writers enabling them to find their own voice and become successful communicators?
It’s the end of another school year and everything is rush, rush, rush!
You know it’s the end of the school year when:
I often get asked how a parent can prepare their child for Reception and starting school. With the end of the school year almost upon us, I thought I would share my top tips to ease the transition for your Preschooler.
I love Pinterest, don’t you?
I discovered Pinterest a few years ago now but have only just learnt that I can share these ideas on my blog too!
This board has lots of ideas for using play dough in different ways. Play dough is awesome!