In times gone by it was usual for families to gather around the dining table in the early evenings to enjoy a meal together and talk about the day’s events. It was also the perfect opportunity for a parent to answer any questions their child had about school homework.
There are many among us who look back on their childhood years and fondly remember the hours of pleasure spent reading. Whether it was surreptitiously done after lights out under the duvet or while sitting in a favourite chair during winter months, or even while outside in the summer garden, reading was for many a means of escape and adventure.
The “What Kids Are Reading” report for 2019 has been released and shows some interesting trends. Over 1 million children across 5,000 schools were surveyed on their reading habits and favourite books to compile the study which has been tracking pupil reading habits for over 10 years.
Reading for pleasure has a more significant impact on academic success than having a parent who has graduated from university, yet only 32% of children (up to age 13) share storytime with an adult and some schools have no allocated curriculum time for class storytime once children leave the confines of the Reception classroom.
With a population of over 530,741, Edinburgh is a very popular city for its culture and history and attracts a lot of tourists every year. With the population being so big, the number of education sectors is forever growing. Below, you can find an infographic that has a variety of facts and figures about schools from a range of centuries in Edinburgh.
Whether your children are already in the school
system, or you have a few years to go before you are at the stage of applying
for their place in Reception, you will probably have heard about the
controversial new plans that the Government have for tests for four-year-olds.
is a vital building block to success when it comes to so many things in life
and especially in terms of the subjects that your child will encounter as part
of the school curriculum.
Being a child can be remarkably stressful. As we grow older, it can be easy to forget our formative years in primary and secondary school, with anxiety over studies, exams and generally trying to find our footing in the world looming over our everyday lives.
The latest league
table shows that Lincolnshire has many schools to be proud of. A huge number of
establishments have achieved exemplary academic achievements and there are lots
of exciting extra-curricular activities happening too.