August 2020

Month

It’s fair to say that the 2019/2020 academic year was probably the strangest we’ve ever seen, so here’s to hoping the next one gets off to a smoother start. For many children, returning to the classroom will be a daunting experience. We’re here to try and make that transition back to school as smooth as...
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Here’s a quick and handy list of what you’ll need, ready for students returning to school in September. Remember, you’re not alone – supporting your family’s well-being remains a top priority for us.   Previous school work If your child still has work remaining, from before schools were closed or received during lockdown, it’s a...
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After so long being cooped up in self-isolation, many families are really looking forward to getting out and about again this summer. Heading outside, particularly while the weather is nice, can also provide a fantastic opportunity to learn. Here are some subject areas that can utilise the great outdoors:   Nature Learning about the world...
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This academic year has been far more disrupted than normal and it is still not completely clear what the picture will look like in September. It is clear, however, that a return in some form will take place and that many students will need support to make that transition. When children have been away from...
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On the 4th August, the government announced that poetry is one of the subjects that can be dropped from the GCSE curriculum. The decision seems to have been taken after growing concerns that teachers will not be able to cover the syllabus in time – given how much school time that has been missed by...
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These six, easy to play, games are completely free and can be adapted to match any age. Many students who have been feeling the pressure of studying at home will welcome the opportunity to learn in a more relaxed, creative way over the summer. The games are also important in preventing a summer slide in...
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