Education Round-up: From France to phonics

We are racing into the last few schooling weeks of this year. Christmas parties, plays, and Christmas jumper days – festive and lovely. We recently had a parents evening, and I love hearing about what my daughter does in school, isn’t it fascinating what they get up to?

This round- up we head to France, do some map reading and have a fabulous printable for teachers. Enjoy!

A Trip to France

A fantastic and insightful post from Teen’s Tales in Normandy which notes the differences in education in the UK and Normandy, France. We join Nathan for a week of school, summarised beautifully with the positives and negatives from a student point of view.

A follow up from that is Our Normandy Life, talking about what to expect in terms of school supplies. I can honestly say, I am a little bit in love with the rainbow selection of folders. The little ones even need a wheelie case to take all their supplies to school. Fascinating!

Learning at Home

Having a stash of educational goodies at home can be a great way to support the learning that your children do at school, The Lady Bird Adventures shares a post that focuses on a reading and writing pack, with a parent support book too. Looks fabulous!

Maps with The Bear and The Fox, a bright and colourful map of the world with gorgeous animal illustrations. Without giving too much away on the activity, this is something that not only gives kids a great understanding of geography, but families who travel a lot would really enjoy.  

Tales From Mamaville shares 5 ways that she encourages learning as they go about everyday activities. Number 4 is something we love and can totally attest to its effectiveness!

Teacher Tips

One of the reasons I love The Newby Tribe posts for teachers so much is that as a parent they give me a great insight into all the preparation that goes into teaching. This post has a brilliant checklist and printables suitable for teachers planning an educational trip.

That’s it for this month, we hope that your countdown to Christmas is fun, festive and stress-free. If you have anything for the next round – up feel free to send it to me at or tweet me @mojoblogs. Till next time!

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About Zara Walker

Zara is a mother-juggler, mum of three and master of none. Working from home for the last 10 years as a freelance writer and social media manager, with a healthy helping of blogging on the side. Her eldest daughter is home educated and middle one is in primary school – making education a hot topic of discussion. Zara works with a Women’s Organisation in Birmingham and will often be found clutching a coffee and asking Siri to google cute cat photos.

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