Discovering Our Past

Discovering Our Past

How Should We Help Our Children Learn History? History is a vitally important subject for us all. We need to know where we’ve come from and discover the struggles and incredible achievements of the past. History can be taught well, and badly. Taught badly, it is a dry...
How To… Support Your Child With Spelling

How To… Support Your Child With Spelling

Does anyone remember struggling to remember how to spell a word? The frustration as the fog descends and you feel it evade your grip, in the end settling on guessing, knowing it doesn’t look right. For some people this never really goes away; try as they might,...
On Attachment

On Attachment

The first few months of motherhood are, for many of us, a bewildering time. You think you know what it’s going to be like, but you don’t, however well prepared you are. You may not feel that you know very much at all. I felt absolutely clueless. One thing I did know...

Home Education: FAQs!

This week the small person and I have been learning about how our democracy works as we found ourselves volunteering to represent local home educators in petitioning our local MP to ensure that any changes to the current guidance for local authorities happen...
How to Help Your Child Love English: Top Tips

How to Help Your Child Love English: Top Tips

I did my teacher training through the notorious Literacy Hour, which meant that we couldn’t write a poem about the snow when it was snowing, we had to do Greek Myths because that was what the NLS said we had to do in Year 5 Term 2.  In the independent system, we could...
Reading: Finding the Joy

Reading: Finding the Joy

Reading is a magical, joyous gift we can share with our children. Fluent literacy opens innumerable doors, to other areas of curriculum, to in depth understanding, to the future. But despite our best efforts, it’s not always easy, or pleasurable, for our children. How...