extending the school day

Extending the school day is a bad idea

Watch out school children and watch out mums and dads. It seems almost inevitable the school day is going to be lengthened as part of the post COVID-19, Education Recovery Plan. How long the school day will be extended by remains to be seen, but one option is to have a school day that runs

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Days out and travel

Can you guess what this is?

I visited Central London earlier this week for the first time since March 2020. I went to the Science Museum and while there, I took this picture. It’s the result of a really simple science experiment, but can you guess what it is?

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National Numeracy Day
Family Life & parenting

National Numeracy Day: My story with numbers

Over the past year, many mums and dads have been heavily involved with their children’s schoolwork, overseeing their remote work because of the pandemic. I suspect many parents got a bit of a wake-up call when their kids asked for help with their maths! As it’s National Numeracy Day, I thought I’d say a bit

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Simon Kettlewell author of Eternity leave
Family Life & parenting

Q&A with Simon Kettlewell, author of Eternity Leave

Simon Kettlewell is a man who pulled-off a rare feat: He persuaded a publisher to print a book about fatherhood. Okay, that’s slightly dismissive. Many a publisher has printed books for dads but more often than not, they only deal with the early years and they’re always non-fiction. Simon’s book, called Eternity Leave, is mould

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