• Miss Holly

That back-to-school feeling.

Updated: Aug 31, 2019

This week has been all about that back-to-school feeling, and what a great feeling it is!

The pencils have been sharpened, the new shoes have been bought and the cupboards are full of snacks; this can only mean one thing... the new school year is very nearly upon us.

I've been really impressed by all the students I've seen this week; they have been working extremely hard to switch their brains back onto learning mode and prepare themselves for heading into their new classes - not always an easy task after so much summer relaxation.

With that in mind, here are just two tips to help support the troops for the start of the new school year - with a particular focus on giving them ownership over their own learning journeys:

1) Target Practice

Encourage your child to come up with their own targets for the year ahead. Help them to be specific and to think of goals that are both achievable and relevant to their development (they don't have to be about academic achievements only). Display the targets somewhere as a reminder of what they're aiming for and, if possible, get them to tick them off as they go - there's nothing more satisfying than achieving a target you have set for yourself.

2) Timetable Timetable Timetable

Work together with your child to create a visual timetable of their upcoming school day (Early Years Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1) or week (Key Stage 1/Key Stage 2) for their reference. Whatever format you choose, make sure that they are happy with it and can read it clearly. Knowing what is coming often seems to conquer half the battle before it's even begun.

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." Dr Seuss

Autumn Term 2019, here we come... Good luck everyone!

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