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Time for secondary school

With the summer term now well underway and all the schools nearly at summer holiday time, there’s only few weeks of holiday before the year sixes move up to secondary school. Without question, this is one of the biggest steps your child will make, so how can you make it as easy [...]Read more

Fun with maths and science

If you follow our Facebook page @exemplareducation you’ll see that we share several great maths and science experiments that are bound to get your child interested. Here are some great examples to try at home that won’t cost the earth, but will make learning fun. Fraction museums [...]Read more

Ready for a reading challenge?

To encourage children to read more frequently, many schools are setting children reading challenges. This offers children the chance to win a prize if they manage to read every day for a month and have their sheet signed by their parent or carer.  If your school hasn’t [...]Read more

Can you afford a summer holiday?

Family holidays are expensive at any time of the year, but none more so than in the six weeks summer holiday.  Travel companies know this is the busiest time of the year, so prices rise.  For most families, this can make a break away in the summer impossible. Help is at hand; [...]Read more

Easy and healthy summer meals

The sun is trying to shine and the warmer weather makes eating healthier that little bit easier.  There’s more selection in the supermarkets, kid-friendly fruit and veg are in season and you’re less inclined to reach for the warm comfort food. Here are three great, healthy, fruit [...]Read more

The balance of perfection

Spend a few minutes trawling Instagram or Facebook and we’re pretty sure you’ll come across several #soblessed #perfectfamily or #makingmemories posts, all creating a picture-perfect existence of family life.  However, look a little deeper, meet the people in the photos and we’re [...]Read more

Entrepreneurial kids!

Kidpreneurs have been dominating the headlines, with the usual ‘30 under 30’ lists for entrepreneurs now being dropped to the top ‘18 under 18’ to accommodate the ever-growing number of childhood business stars. Shows like Pocket Money Pitch have inspired a younger generation who [...]Read more

All work and no play …

It’s exam time and if your children are taking critical exams they’ll probably be in meltdown right about now.  Revision will be taking over their lives. If your teen is diligently beavering away with a mountain of revision material, it can be easy to let them get on with it and [...]Read more

Are your kids living in the real world?

You must have heard about ‘fake news’.  Social media is an excellent rumour machine that frequently reports on fictional situations and shares inaccurate facts.  But how good are your kids at spotting what’s the real thing and what is fake news? Given all the issues that have [...]Read more

How was your day?

As any parent with school-aged children will tell you, when they ask their child what they did all day at school the usual response is often, ‘Nothing’, ‘I can’t remember’ or ‘Stuff’.  This can leave you feeling frustrated and a little concerned, have they really done nothing ALL [...]Read more

University: living on campus or commute?

With university tuition cost at an all-time high, more and more students are looking to commute to University rather than paying out to stay in halls or renting a room.  But how do you manage the daily commute, living at home and ensuring you still get the University experience? [...]Read more

Maths in action

Maths is a tricky subject.  Ask most parents and they will say that they are either good or bad at maths.  There’s rarely an in-between and it’s an opinion that can be hugely damaging to children’s own views of their maths capabilities. Schools are now starting to recognise this [...]Read more
 

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