Education & Parenting Blog



Talk Like A Pirate Day 2017; Oceans of Fun, Me Hearties!

Ahoy there, did ye know that September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day? It’s been celebrated annually ever since 2002! It’s super fun silliness, of gold doubloon quality, and ideal for engaging kids in a mini-topic, or just… Continue Reading →

Geometric Photo Collage

Take your child’s knowledge of shapes out of the classroom and into the real world! A geometric photo collage is the perfect way to apply maths lessons to a practical and funky art activity. What You Need Cardboard (A4 or… Continue Reading →

Getting Closer to Hallowe’en; Pumpkins & Costume Plans

As Hallowe’en draws nearer, the kids are starting to get a bit excited about dressing up and going guising. Of course, that means I will have to endure about 800 potential costume choices, leaving nearly everything to the last minute,… Continue Reading →

Friday O’clock

There’s something about Friday; it always feels like the weekend should have started by about 9 am. We attended a local group meet. (The kids enjoyed it but I felt really tired; 3 coffees was not enough, due to the… Continue Reading →

Monday Madness

It’s the second week of term, and I’ve already caught a few learning gaps from last week. Quick catches equal faster fixes. With that in mind, we did some revision on two-digit addition with regrouping, and square and cube numbers. Modelled answers,… Continue Reading →

Friday Feeling

It’s the end of the week and we’ve definitely got that Friday feeling! Regardless, it was time for the first spelling test of the term. I love the free spelling test worksheets by 1st Grade is WienerFUL. We may not be working… Continue Reading →

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