Education expert James Clements explains what the KS2 SATs are, how scaled scores work, and what you can expect to hear from your child’s school.
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Education expert James Clements gives his advice on how to choose the right school for your child.
Education expert James Clements runs through everything you need to keep your child’s reading skills developing during the school lockdown.
Mark Twain once observed, ‘anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word lacks imagination’. The government disagrees, so here are our top spelling tips.
Education expert and writer James Clements offers up 4 different approaches to structuring your child’s day learning at home.
Education expert James Clements outlines five benefits of reading non-fiction, and gives us his top non-fiction reads for ages 5–11.
Education expert James Clements talks about how children who are already confident readers can get the most out of their reading.
What can we do to help our children to make progress over the term ahead? James Clements shares his tips to help boost skills and knowledge.
An alternative list of recommended books for boys. Perfect for boys who are looking to read about something other than football or jokes about bottoms!
Keeping your child’s screen time manageable can be tricky, especially at the moment. Education expert James Clements gives us his top tips.
Few things are more important than reading aloud to our children. James Clements gives his advice on how to keep your child reading aloud, even after they are reading independently.
Advice from James Clements about how you can help your child to do their very best in the KS2 national tests, and how the assessments can be approached so that they’re a positive experience for everyone involved.
Who says we have to leave picture books behind in KS1? These wonderful books use spellbinding illustrations to introduce children to big ideas. Includes FArTHER and The Man Who Walked Between Towers.
Advice from James Clements on how your child can best prepare for KS2 SATs, including lots of revision tips and ideas.
A rich vocabulary allows a child to enjoy their reading, to express themselves and to learn about the world. James Clements offers tips on how to help your child’s vocabulary develop.
Education expert James Clements talks about the lessons we can learn from teachers about helping your child to learn at home.
James Clements shares his advice on how we can work together with teachers to help our children be happy and confident at school, and gives his tips on getting the most out of parents’ evening.
If, like us, finding the enthusiasm to keep going with home learning is tricky, here are a few ideas for making it over the finish line.
Being involved with your child’s education can make a huge difference to their success. Here are some helpful ideas for you to support your child’s learning.
James Clements offers some last-minute advice for the KS2 SATs, as well as tips on how you can best support your child during exam week and beyond.
Here are education expert James Clements’ favourite ways to teach your child on the sly, supporting their learning while having fun!
Education expert and writer James Clements explains what your child would be learning at school, and how we can use (or not use) the curriculum at home.
Lots of schoolwork is being set online at the moment. Here is one example from education expert James Clements of teaching maths skills without a screen.
Education expert and writer James Clements talks about the importance of reading to your child to boost their educational success in all sorts of ways.
Educational expert and writer James Clements gives his 3 top tips of how to get started with teaching your child at home.
Education expert James Clements shares his ideas for keeping the children busy – in a constructive way – when you need to be getting on with something.
Education expert and writer James Clements suggests 6 practical things you get get ready over the weekend for next week’s learning at home.
James Clements takes us through how you can help make your child’s KS2 SATs revision fun (yes, really).
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