Education in 2020

Education in 2020

It is now January and the children have returned to school and at this time parents often start to think about the year ahead. For some parents this could mean exams or tests for their children. However, no parent I have ever met wishes to add additional pressure onto...

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia

This week is national Dyslexia awareness week. Even though it is reported that 10% of the population experience Dyslexia there are still many myths around the subject. As someone who has been diagnosed with Dyslexia I can understand the concerns that many...

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Year 6 SATs Results

Year 6 SATs Results

Has your child recently completed their SATs? Are you now looking at their results questioning if they are 'good' or not? I have had many a similar conversation with parents over the last few weeks. Emails that say my child got this - is it good? What is average? This...

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SATs Week

SATs Week

Next week children in Year 6 will be taking their SAT's. This can be a stressful week for pupils, parents and schools but it does not need to be. Each morning the children will take one test so a good start to the day is really important. Monday 13th May English -...

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SATS

SATS

In the next month pupils in year 2 and 6 will be taking the SATs (Standard Attainment Tests). This blog holds off the information that you will need to know.   When are the SATs?   In May 2019 children who are in Year 2 and 6 will be taking their SATs. For...

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Home Schooling

Home Schooling

This week home schooling has been in the media. Those in Education can see that it is a growing area with many parents opting to remove their children from standarised schooling and educate them at home. However, is this safe and best for the child? There are a number...

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Say Yes

Say Yes

As a parent do you always feel like you are saying no, not now or just ask me later? Well you are not alone. Yet one parent decided to only say yes to every request for a week. This experiment was a brave choice in my opinion. Not only because you never know what...

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Connections in learning

Connections in learning

At Growing Young Minds we believe in making links with the real world. During each lesson we try and link the skills to real life situations and use. Often without this 'real life' link children wonder why they are learning something. Furthermore, they do not see any...

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The old ways – are they the best?

The old ways – are they the best?

Education has changed considerably since I was a pupil and even more so since my parents were at school; yet the debate rages on about what is the best method to help children to learn. Over the years there have been two main methods, 'the teacher centered technique'...

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