Tag: children

Child Neglect

Child neglect is a form of child abuse and is a deficit in meeting a child’s basic needs. The UK government’s statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children’, defines neglect as: The persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development.  It can occur in different…

Using TAs More Effectively

When used effectively, a teaching assistant can bring about an improvement in a pupil’s reading of between three and six months.   If you are like myself, so used to managing on your own for many years, using a teaching assistant most effectively can be a challenge. A 2015 report from the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) on making best use of Teaching…

Nature Crossword Puzzle

Crossword puzzles are a magnificent way for children to revise, practise spellings and learn new vocabulary. Check out this free nature-themed crossword puzzle, perfect for a science activity! This fun crossword puzzle will challenge kids with facts about insects and other creatures. It’s also a great way to practice spelling and word recognition.   To download it for free click…

Writing School Reports

Reports help parents see their child’s progress. As a teacher, you will need to highlight any concerns you may have but also take the opportunity to congratulate the child’s efforts. It is important that a school report is truthful, diplomatic and paints a true picture of the child’s strengths and weaknesses. It is important to communicate the way forward to…

Data Handling Online Games

The internet is full of data handling games and activities. These are some of my favourite ones that will help children understand how data can be interpreted and presented in various ways. They provide opportunities for data analysis using line graphs, bar charts and tally tables; perfect for lower key stage 2. Click on the images below, to be taken…

Multiplication Worksheet Under the Sea

Learning multiplication tables can be a tedious task for many children. Save this cute under the sea theme, which will help your kids practise their times tables and learn them in a fun way! Click on the image to download the worksheet for free! Download the answer sheet here! Shared by Education.com. Be sure to check out Education.com for more learning resources. Till…

5 Benefits for Children Learning Poetry by Heart

The national curriculum wants children to learn poems by heart. Having recently done a great poetry lesson, where the children had so much fun trying to learn ‘Tomcat’ by Don Marquis, it got me thinking about the immense benefits of such an activity. Read on to find out five ways children can benefit from learning poetry by heart. Increases brain’s…

The importance of punctuality for your child at school

Being punctual shows your respect for others and their time, it sets first impressions and is a character trait that is important for you to instill in your child, from a very young age. It will undoubtedly play an important role in their future success. Read on to see why it’s important for your child to be punctual, especially at…

Recommended Book List for 7-9 year olds

Reading is an essential skill for children to acquire and once mastered, it acts as an important source of knowledge and pleasure that lasts a lifetime! As you help your kids appreciate the magic of reading, you’ll find that there’s a whole wonderful world full of children’s literature out there that might even be enjoyed by you, too! Many times parents…

Video: Draw with words!

Have fun with this video! If you know how to write the word, then you can draw the picture! This easy to follow video shows how you can turn simple words into fun drawings! Why don’t you have a go? Till next time…