This week’s book of the week for Pre-School and Key Stage 1 children is ‘There’s a Monster in Your Book’ by Tom Fletcher. This is a firm favourite in our house and is easily read several times a day! We have included our book review and some pre-reading and post-reading activities to try at home. We hope you enjoy this book as much as we do and …

From an early age we try to teach our children to count. Many will pick up the numbers and in time be able to recite them to their parents which is a great starting point and underpins the ability to count. However, being able to recite the numbers to 5, or 10 or even 20 …

We will regularly add a new book of the week which we are happy to recommend you read with your child. We will provide you with questions you can ask to lead a discussion about the book before you read it and activities that will really engage your child, before returning later in the week …

We’re delighted to be able to share with you our new times tables workbook aimed at Key Stage 1 pupils. There has been a lot of thought and work put into their development. Allow us to explain what it contains. National Curriculum Objectives We have explored the National Curriculum in each of the four nations …

In our experience of working with parents, you want to do everything you can to support your children but can sometimes lack confidence in how to effectively support them with their development of reading at home. If your child is in KS1 and at home your reading sessions consist of them reading to you for …

When was the last time your read with your children? Today we look at developing a love of learning through developing a love of reading. As always, you can discuss this further on our Facebook Page or in our Facebook Group. Develop a Love of Reading to Develop a Love of Learning When was the last time you …

Today we look a little closer at the learning environment at home and what you can do to encourage a positive experience where children are motivated to learn. As always, you can discuss this further on our Facebook Page or in our Facebook Group. Building a Positive and Productive Learning Environment Your child’s success can …

Today we are asking you to think about the learning environment at home. Does it help or hinder your child’s engagement and ability to learn? Why not join our online community to discuss your thoughts and share your successes. Learning Environment Analysis The environment in which a child is learning is one of the most important factors …

Today we take a look at some of the things you can do to motivate your children to learn at home. Struggling and feel like you need support, join our online community to discuss your thoughts and share your successes. Motivating Children to Want to Learn When most children first start school they are eager to please …