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October half term activity plan

The October Half Term is creeping up on us – hasn’t the summer gone quickly?! Whilst it may feel like a week is a very short amount of time (compared to the summer holidays for example!) it can be surprisingly difficult to keep your children entertained. There’s nothing like a [...]Read more

The 12 days of Christmas – for parents

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A partridge with planting instructions for a sapling pear tree. How sweet and what a lovely idea. On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Two turtle doves and a instructions to build a dovecote. Hmmm, I wonder [...]Read more

Time to mention the ‘C’ word!

Okay, it’s November so we can officially mention Christmas (though crackers and cards seem to have been in the shops since September).  Now it’s time to get out your sticky-backed plastic, toilet rolls and glitter – it’s Christmas craft time! Kids love an excuse to get messy. So [...]Read more

Once upon a rock

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have heard mumblings from your children or excited parents in the playground about the painted rock craze. Am I serious?  Absolutely – it all started in America with children painting rocks and hiding them for others to find or keep. [...]Read more

Get your kids fit for learning

Now the nights are starting to draw in, children are getting less and less time to play outside after school.  This, coupled with the draw of the tablet or games console, can mean that children are becoming less and less active. However, an active body makes for a more attentive [...]Read more

Slime-tastic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll have noticed the current school craze for all things slime.  While the very thought of slime for most parents makes them shudder and thoughts of mess, sticky carpets and glitter explosions is enough to put anyone off it can be an [...]Read more

Is school fun?

Do your kids find school fun? Are they having fun – or being naughty? This may sometimes appear to be a very fine line – that can be interpreted by parents and teachers differently – but shouldn’t school be fun? A Times Educational Supplement survey reports the top 100 things [...]Read more
 

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