The School Days // Starting Year 1

So, we’ve been back to school for a couple of weeks now and so far Year 1 has been quite different for Ava. Not that she’ll tell me anything about her days, but from I what I can gather, and from what I’ve seen myself it has been pretty different. Last year in reception in the mornings we queued up…

8 Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are fast approaching and we can’t wait for a break from school runs and a constant lack of time. Obviously it’s important that kids get a break from school work and learning, and have loads of time just to relax, play and sleep! But I also think it’s good to keep their minds active throughout the six…

Taking a Holiday in Term Time | School Days

So yesterday it was ruled by the highest court in all the land, that parents cannot take their kids out of school for term-time holidays without risking being fined. Supreme Courst Justices have ruled against father, Jon Platt who had refused to pay a fine issued after he’d taken his six-year old daughter on holiday during term-time. This was after he…

She Should Be Settled By Now…. | School Days

She Should Be Settled By Now…. That’s what they told us when we recently attended a meeting about our daughter with a teacher and the pastoral lead at my daughter’s school. She should be settled. Well, quite, I’m sure, but she’s had to deal with some extra stuff and so that’s where she is with that. I’m afraid she doesn’t always…

World Book Day – Easy Kids Costume Ideas

From having a child at school for the first time last year, I have learnt that schools also like to make us parents work pretty hard too. From newsletters to read, clubs to book onto, pe kits to remember, homework to encourage completion of and help with, and forms to fill out – there is always something we have to…

5 Things I’ve Learnt Since Having a Child at School

Having a child at school has been quite a big change for us, and it’s one that we’re still getting used to. My lovely, happy little girl who mostly adored nursery and seeing her friends and lovely teachers has become a little girl who I have recently had to physically drag into the school gates half an hour after school…