Education Round-ups RSS feed for this section

education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up: It’s SATs time of year again

I sit here writing this month’s BritMums Education Round-up racked with nerves as right at moment my baby (ok, yes she is 7 but will always be my baby) is sitting in her school hall on the first day of her end of KS1 SATs testing week. A lot of has been said about testing […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up: School places and testing

For most parents, and their children of course, returning from Easter break is the start of a stressful few months school-wise so I’m starting this BritMums Education Round-up with a little humour from Babi a Fi with their (tongue in cheek) look at the British Education System. School Places This week sees most parents find out where […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up: School choices & road trips

Here we are over half way through January already, three weeks into the first half term of 2016.  I don’t know if it’s just me, but once you become a parent to school aged children I swear life starts to fly by even quicker. I can’t believe I’m back already with my second BritMums Education […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up: December 2015

I have really enjoyed putting together my first BritMums Education Round-up. As an ex-teacher, now with two children of my own going through the state school system, I find the whole subject of how and where we teach our children fascinating. As this was my first month I didn’t set a theme; I wanted to […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up: Teaching science

So how do we teach our little ones science? How do we encourage them to investigate and understand the world around them? Well it seems that you lot have a million and one ideas and messy play activities to do just this! However for those of you looking for inspiration read on – I’ve found […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education roundup – castle made of cookies, remembering the first world war &

Spring has sprung, the Easter holidays have started (mostly) and we are beginning to enjoy some sunshine – thank heavens! This month I wanted to focus on how we can encourage our children to learn particular subjects at home,whether we home educate of just want to back up what is learnt at school. So how […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Roundup – Dealing with exam and test stress

Spring has sprung, the daffs are blooming the birds are singing and all over the country teachers, students and parents are embarking on the roller-coaster ride of exam stress and pressure! We’ve had our share of the pressures here (and will again in a few weeks) so last year I wrote a post to offer […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up: Exams, longer hours & tough teachers

This month it would have been very easy for the whole roundup to be a long rant at Mr Gove and his proposed longer hours in school. But it has been talked about in other parts of Britmums so I’ve tried not to focus on it too much! But the words from Following the beat […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education round up – Nativity costumes, silly season and teaching kids to fail

So did we all survive the holidays? Have you finally managed to get the last of the glitter out of the carpet? How are the new years resolutions going? ok – I won’t ask! Here we are, everyone is back at school and work, and a reason level of normality is restored. But before we […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Last Education Round-up of the year!

Firstly I should apologise for not being on the ball last month! Crisis after crisis and a huge first university deadline leap up and attacked all at once! This month I have hidden away my elf knitting kit, banished the cat and my OH to the other room and am determined to work my way […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Home educating special

So here it is as promised, a home education special. I will confess I don’t know much about the subject, my children have always attended formal schools and so this has been an education for me as well. For those amongst us who are novices on the subject Ross Mountneys 10 step guide seems a […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

New term, new education round-up

Here we are – September already, a new term and a new start for lots of little people moving on to “Big School”. Among the parents waving their babies off this term are Bumbles of Rice, but offering some sobering advice is Mum of 3 world, who has traveled that path 3 times before. Smiling […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up: Rating systems for primary children

Here we are in the middle of the school holidays (unless you live in Scotland – sorry!) The sun is shining – mostly and we are hopefully all enjoying it while is lasts. But I guess our minds are always looking towards the new term, uniform purchases, stocking up on stationery and the excitement of […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up: First year review & never too old to study

Well here we are in the final stretch – the last day of term is in sight and we can hear everyone begins to breath a sigh of relief!  A wonderful review of  Wee Z’s first year in school is over on Yummy Mummy Flabby Tummy   It’s that time of year for prize giving, awards and […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up: Summer uniform & starting reception

Here we are then, my first education round up and what  an education it’s been for me! There are so many wonderful posts out there, how on earth I am supposed to choose only a handful? So if I haven’t included you , I’m sorry there just wasn’t enough space for them all. But please […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Roundup: May the education force be with you

Hello and welcome to the May Education Roundup. I’ve been doing these Roundups for around a year now and have loved rummaging through a wonderful array of education related posts. But sadly for me this is my last Roundup, the demands of juggling my business and parenting have finally caught up with me! Thank you […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up; Putting the heart into education…

…plus a little cookery, grammar and financial learning thrown in for good measure! Welcome to the March Education Roundup, which features posts on an array of education related topics. I am kicking off with a fabulous and thought provoking post from The Breakfast Lady on the recent news about cookery classes being re-introduced into schools […]

Share Button
Read full story
education child's pencil and paper

Education Round-up: Listen up Mr Gove

I’m starting off this month’s education roundup with a rabble rousing post from Jade who blogs at Splogs. Jade is a teacher; she is also a woman from a working class background who, through the support and dedication of teachers in a system that allowed them to do their best for each individual child, went […]

Share Button
Read full story