How is your child’s Learning Journey?

Summer is on the wane now, and I am looking forward to being able to properly get stuck in to some work once the boys are back at school on the 8th September.

7 long weeks (and an inset day) – what on earth are Staffs CC thinking about? . . . Will there be any numeracy and literacy skills retained among the lego and minecraft clutter, once they get back to school?

How is your child’s learning journey – has that been disrupted by 7 weeks too?

I watched A TV programme last night about the challenges some people face to get their children into the “right” school.

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Why Fi?

Those of you who regularly read my blog, will have noticed the recent lack . . . .  while I take my annual family camping trip, to the sunny climes of Cornwall.

You should try it . . . . Yet again ( for our 9th successive year) we were blessed with lovely weather. . . .
. . . once it finally stopped raining on the day we went.

We did have to sit in the car for almost 2 hours debating on the feasibility of pitching a brand new tent in the pouring deluge . . .  . . . knowing that it would not go well if we were forced to such inevitability.

But it never got to that, as the clouds cleared and our neighbour on the campsite gave us a hand in the blustering winds instead. Continue reading