Fuzzy-Felt Review : Classic Toys!

35 years ago, when I was a small child, there weren’t as many toys around as there are today.  I remember a few from my childhood with very fond memories.  My pull along telephone, my tea set and my sewing…

How To Overcome Fear Of The Dentist

Dentists! One word which has been guaranteed to put me into a tail spin for many many years now.  The last time I properly went to the dentist on a regular basis was about 25 years ago and since then…

Book Bags Or Backpacks? Which Works Best?

Since the beginning of the school year, I’ve been having numerous conversations with both Little Sir and Little Miss about whether they still need a book bag.  When they started the school earlier this year, they were both given a…

How To Manage Ability Groupings In The …

Many moons ago when I was a new teacher, the buzz words were ‘differentiation’ and ‘ability groupings’. Fast forward over 10 years and the new buzz words are ‘learning without limits’ and ‘growth mindset’. As a Headteacher, I was always…

4 Fabulous Back To School Must Have’s

This is the first September when both of my children will be going in full time to school. Last September we made the decision that we would homeschool for a year, and previous to that Little sir was in Nursery!…

Who Do I Talk To About…? NQT …

I hope you are having a great week and really enjoying the summer. I know that school is probably on your mind most of the time, and that some of you will have already been into your classrooms to set…

7 Strategies For Coping With Sibling Rivalry

Today I am delighted to have a guest post by the lovely Ranji from Tooting Mama.  Back when we first brought the children home, I came across Ranji’s blog. I was so relieved to read her posts and discover that what we…