Year 2 And SATS: My Thoughts

My twin girls, R and M, have now been in year 2 for nearly a month, and already I’ve noticed a huge difference in both of them.   In their previous years they tended to have teachers that were for want of a better description, smiley and happy all the time, and most of their learning was done through play, but this has all changed since they started year 2. When we asked the girls what their new teacher is like, both of the girls replied saying she shouts a lot. Of course there is nothing wrong with a teacher… [Read More]

What Did You Do In School Today?

How many of us have picked up our children from primary school and asked that all important question, What did you do in school today? I know I have more times than I care to mention, and the response is always without hesitation a number of things which include “I can’t remember”, “nothing”, “not a lot” etc. I imagine you’re getting the idea. My twin girls, R and M go to school at 9am and they’re there until 3.30pm, and have done absolutely nothing, well according them that is. Surely that’s not possible haha! Of course, it’s not. So on… [Read More]

Top 5 Tips On Helping Your Child With Homework

Are you a busy dad wondering how to help your little one with his homework? While the idea of tutoring your kid to do their schoolwork sounds a bit challenging, it is wise to understand the profound significance of supporting your kid in their educational endeavors. You need to be a coach for your child while they strive to learn new concepts and look around for someone to make the task easier for them. Here are a few useful tips that will help your kid with their schoolwork. Discuss homework & Build Interest Start by giving some time to discussing… [Read More]

School Run Tips

One of the most hectic times in our home is the morning. Getting ready for school generally speaking is not hassle free, but it can be made easier, so I thought I would share a few tips to make the ever so wonderful school run a little less stressful. It works for us and it would be a rarity for us to be late for school. Between the hours of 7.30am and 8.30am on a school day, our home can be chaotic! This is usually down to the fact that we’re about to enter the toughest part of the school… [Read More]

Will Women Be Getting A Better Deal By The Time My Twins Finish School?

Our twin girls, R & M will be seven years old on their next birthday which is in February, by which time they will be halfway through Year 2 which is also their final year in infants, before moving on to junior school. Before I know it, they will be in secondary school and preparing for university. It sounds crazy I know, but it will be around in the blink of an eye. Recently the UK had a visit from the current president of the United States of America. The protest against his visit was immense and I hope that… [Read More]

Oh Yes! Back To School Today

Well the summer holidays just flew by in a flash. I cannot believe my six year old twin girls will be back in school in just a few days. It is actually scary how quickly the last six weeks have gone by and I have never known the summer holidays to go so quickly. This was a moment to cherish forever I could say I have survived the summer holidays, but the truth is I haven’t. I have found the summer holidays to be one of the most enjoyable six weeks of my life. I’m not entirely sure why it’s… [Read More]

Does A University Education Prepare You For The Real World?

I will start this post by saying I never went to university or for that matter ever had the opportunity to do so. At age sixteen I finished my GCSE’s and was promptly told by my mother that I needed to find a job as she was not going to fund my life. So on a personal experience level I have no idea of how university does or doesn’t prepare you for the real world, but… Two of my children have attended university. One has completed her course and the other is moving into his second year in September, so… [Read More]

School Sport Tours

When you are the father of five children, the one thing that usually ends up costing you is school trips. The day trips are always there, but as your children enter high school nowadays the options to go on organised school sport tours is most definitely a very important part of school life. All three of my older children have been lucky enough to be able to take advantage of the opportunity of going on a school trip that involved their favourite sport. Some of the trips that they have gone on include. 1. Skiing trip My eldest has always… [Read More]