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How can students make sense of this year’s exam results?

How can students make sense of this year’s exam results?

This has been an unusual year for students who were due to take exams this summer. Exams were cancelled to help fight the spread of coronavirus. Ofqual has put in place special arrangements to help ensure as many students as possible still receive grades so they can progress to the next stage of their lives – further study, training or employment.

Why has sleeping become more difficult during the pandemic?

Why has sleeping become more difficult during the pandemic?

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is important. If you are a parent you know this even more. The difference between a child who has slept well the night before, compared to one who has had broken sleep is testament to and evidence of its importance.

How can I reduce stress and anxiety for my child about their return to school in September?

How can I reduce stress and anxiety for my child about their return to school in September?

The government has announced that all children must return to school at the start of the new school year in September. Attendance will be mandatory for all children from the beginning of the autumn term. It is only natural that many parents, carers and pupils will feel anxious about returning. Some children have not attended school since schools closed in March. For parents and children there will inevitably be some concerns and questions.

How are songs important for my child’s early language and mathematical development?

How are songs important for my child’s early language and mathematical development?

The importance of music, rhyme and repetition in early education is very well documented. You only have to hear a snippet of an old favourite song, sing the whole thing through in your head 20 times until it irritates to know why. Music and rhyme are particularly important to early language development. This blog will explore why and give some practical suggestions for things you could try at home.

How can I make the most of our time outside to promote learning?

How can I make the most of our time outside to promote learning?

It has now been three months since the initial lockdown caused by Covid-19. For some children, the lockdown has reduced, and they are beginning to go back to school. For others, they have not stopped going to school. And then there are some for whom a return to school seems a long way away.

How can I help my child understand the protests and demonstrations in the news?

How can I help my child understand the protests and demonstrations in the news?

Young people of all ages are likely to be interested in and curious about the protests and demonstrations taking place across the world that are being reported in the news. Children are likely to see noisy and emotional protests from large groups of people in cities and towns around the world. Although most are peaceful demonstrations, some children could become overwhelmed or frightened.

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