Are you worried about how much schooling has been missed?

After struggling to do home school with my daughter, I wanted/needed something to take the pressure off and help her to learn. After a nervous shy start she’s now well into it. The programme coving English and maths is intelligent and changes as you go along, working out where the gaps are in learning, how […]

Arrrrgggghhhh World Book Day!

Tomorrow is World book day, our school didn’t dress up last year and I felt like they missed out a bit, but now I’m thinking it was great cos it took all of the stress away. You know how it goes, the email comes out from the school , everyone goes crazy for a couple […]

Cute politics

Brexit is all a bit of a mess isn’t it? We watched the debate in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon because my 5 year old is trying to become a school councillor so I was explaining the basics of government. Obviously when they address anyone in the house they reply to their “Right […]

Dinosaur troubles

My darling five year olds homework this week was to write a poem about a dinosaur, IN THE SHAPE OF A DINOSAUR! What? You have got to be kidding me? That sounds like parents home work to me and I have no jeffing idea where to start with it, when I draw a stick man […]

I need to stop saying yes!

Do you ever say yes to something and then get the fear because you don’t quite know what you’ve said yes to? That’s what I did yesterday at the end of a school volunteers meeting, they have these to run through health and safety, confidentiality and safeguarding, that kind of stuff, but at the end […]

First day of school

It’s an emotional thing seeing your little ones go off to school for the first time. I knew that I would have tears, but I don’t really know why? Is it because it’s the end of an era, because they’re growing up so quickly or just pride in them? My daughter started today and I […]

The art of communication…

From a very early age we learn how our kids communicate. When they’re babies we note distinctive cries for food or sleep. I’ve found this continuing through my daughter learning to speak, having to repeat the noises made to pick out words. And then recently, a story she wrote, it’s a definite bestseller, but only […]

From tiny tadpoles come…..

I don’t remember seeing any tadpoles since I was about 9 years old, until now that is. We are now the proud owners of hundreds of the things! Arriving home after staying with Nanny and Pops, my daughter was so excited to tell me that she now had ‘pets’, a big tub of frog spawn! […]

Don’t do it, it’ll stink…

WARNING! To everyone taking kids to a beach this summer. If you are looking for interesting stones and pebbles and come across some crabs legs that your child finds fascinating, LEAVE THEM THERE! I can confirm that putting them in a toy bag for a week, so they’re safe for next month’s ‘show and tell’ […]

Bleeding heck…

My four-year-old is doing a project at school about bodies, she’s obsessed with blood. She tells me on a daily basis, there is blood in our feet, in our hands, in our head, in our faces and in our tummies. When I fell over last week her only concern was how much I bled, it […]