Ways to Encourage Reluctant Readers

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No-one would argue about whether reading is a valuable life skill. But reading can be about more than just knowing what the words are but more the meaning behind them. Being able to identify what the writer’s purpose was, and whether they are trying to persuade you for example, are other important aspects of reading … Read more

Grammar School Results

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It can be a confusing time when you receive eleven plus grammar test results from the different schools you applied for. In our area you are given a rank for each school, they tell you how many places they have this year and what rank they went down to last year. From this you can … Read more

Carlton Kids STEM Activity Books

Carlton Kids STEM Activity Books

People learn all different ways and the beauty of home education is that you can find what works for the individual. Personally one of the ways I find best to learn is through the use of books because I can do things in my own time. What I really love is books that make education … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to 11+ Options

The Ultimate Guide to the 11+

As much as we would all like to think that the Grammar School Entry test is a fair way of finding out who is capable of succeeding at Grammar School, it really is not. When our first son took the test we really did believe that if he was meant to go there he would … Read more

Back to School

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I don’t want to go back to school and it really makes me question whether I could home educate. It isn’t the fact that my boys aren’t being educated at their level, or having things adapted for them to help them not to be different, it isn’t even the other parents (let’s be honest some … Read more

Egyptian Ideas for Kids

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Homework can be such a chore for parents and children alike depending on what is expected of them. That is why I love the idea that my boys get to pick a few topics from a list which allow them to focus on their strengths and likes – whilst allowing them to be creative. The … Read more

Education Quizzes Review

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About Education Quizzes Family business Education Quizzes aim to promote family time and quizzing together. As an addition they also help boost academic success too. Their primary objective being to help children be successful by making the school curriculum easy and enjoyable. Quizzes are written by teachers and cover KS1, KS2, 11-Plus, KS3 and GCSE … Read more