Hello darling, 2 months in already. Wow where is this time going! This week you had your jabs which was a horrid experience for mummy. You were brave - even given the doctor smiles before the nurse upset you with her injections. Lots of cuddles afterwards which you more than relished. We took our first… Continue reading 2 Months of you!
One Month of P
Hello darling girl! One whole month of you in our lives has gone by in a flash! We've had the most unusual start to the journey as we have just begun to come out of a global pandemic. Which has meant that visitors have been spread out - some people you are still to meet!… Continue reading One Month of P
Well, what can I say about the year you turned 6. A global pandemic hit and turned our world upside down. You were forced to stay at home (along with both me and your dad) and we spent the summer term being a family and shielding from Covid-19. Looking back it was a time for… Continue reading Six
Penelope’s Birth Story
It's been three weeks to the day that Penelope came into our lives. With this baby I knew I wanted an elective Cesarean due to the crazy labour I faced with Evelyn. I didn't ever put into words my birth story for Evelyn for two reasons. 1: I could barely remember what happened due to… Continue reading Penelope’s Birth Story
Pure Imagination Let’s imagine. Close your eyes and take yourself to a calm place, a place where you feel happy and content. Where did you go? A tropical paradise… A fruitful meadow… Outer space?? Wherever you went you used a combination of previous knowledge and a handful of imagination. These two key concepts go hand… Continue reading Pure Imagination
Real World Maths
Do you remember being at school at the methods used back then being totally different to those being taught now? Have you sat down with your child over the past year and thought… hang on what?! Well you are not alone. The English National Curriculum has undergone many changes in its history and has ‘evolved’… Continue reading Real World Maths
Well, we are now into Summer term and school should be back in full swing. It isn’t. We are still managing this pandemic the best we can. As a Deputy head, as a teacher, as a mum it has been a challenging time and I’ve seen across social media that people are in mixed opinion… Continue reading Do you!
Well, we officially have two weeks of the new normal behind us and two weeks of a new holiday normal ahead of us. As a teacher, as a mother, as a person during this pandemic it has taken some adjustments to find our new routine. We are a community of forward planners; what we will… Continue reading Family School
“Does she ever stop talking?” Is a sentence I’ve heard about my daughter since she began the back and forth dance of conversation. Talking is one of, if not the most, important component of literacy and begins before a child has seen a book or picked up a pencil. Without the bank of vocabulary that… Continue reading Chatterbox
Fine Motor Fun
Pencil control, fine motor skills, precise positioning. These skills that children develop from as young as 10 months have become something of a focus in the Early Years setting at Primary school. The ability to grip, manoeuvre and place seem like skills that children will gain instinctively but without opportunities they can become overlooked. Studies… Continue reading Fine Motor Fun