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A Guide To Teaching Phonics

Phonics is a method of teaching children to read using sound. Children develop phonics skills by linking sounds with the letters that represent them. This article will explore how phonics works, how effective it is, and how you can use phonics to improve children’s reading comprehension. Phonics is used by most primary school teachers in […]

The Benefits of Summer Schools | Edinburgh

Book KS1 Summer School Book KS2 Summer School As the holidays approach, you might be considering the benefits of Summer School for your child. Summer brings the promise of better weather, endless relaxation, and a break from demanding routines. But for active young minds, the long summer holidays can also spell disrupted routines, emotional dysregulation […]

8 Effective Study Tips For Parents

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Help your child ace their exams with these study tips! Parents play a crucial role in their children’s exam preparation. Studies show that children who receive support at home are better behaved in school, show greater enthusiasm for learning, and are more likely to pass their exams. Preparing for exams is stressful for young students. […]

What is the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum in Scotland?

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Key Stage 2 is the National Curriculum followed by public and state schools here in Scotland. It applies to children aged 7-12 and in Primary 4 to Primary 7. It covers a range of core subjects that are expected to be covered in the curriculum in order to prepare children for their transition into secondary […]

What is involved in the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum?

Key Stage 1 is the National Curriculum for education here in Scotland that covers primary school children aged 5 – 7 or from Primary 1 to Primary 3. These include a wide range of subjects that should be taught to students within their early primary school years and national tests that should be completed at […]

Online Tutoring For Primary School Children

Suppose your child needs extra help in school, and you want to give them the best chance of succeeding in their studies without having to take time off work or spend hours driving back and forth from tutoring sessions. In that case, online tutoring for primary school children may be the perfect solution. Online tutors […]

Choosing the Right Book for your child

If you ever wonder why schools put so much emphasis on reading at home, it is because reading is the single most impactful literacy task you and your child can partake in, so it’s understandable its tough to choose the right book for your child. Reading develops your child’s ability to decode words, soak in […]

⭐But…where is the learning?⭐ 2 (Nurture Rooms)

It would be easy for you to enter my class, see my children making tissue paper rainbows and assume this is an activity with no real purpose. What you may not immediately realise is how many different areas of learning I am tackling through this activity. If you are interested in reading more about this […]

⭐ Classroom Reward Systems ⭐

There is no denying that one of the most widely used tools in the classroom are reward systems. For those that don’t know, reward systems are put in place to provide positive reinforcement for positive behaviours. They are recognised as being a behavioural tool within the classroom – though by only viewing them as this […]