Tag: School

Taking Holidays During Term Time

If you are a parent of school aged children you may well have seen the news today that the Supreme Court has ruled a Father who took his seven year old daughter out of school for a week to go to Florida broke the law.

If you go on holiday during term time, your child’s school may report you to the local authority – and if you don’t pay the fine you could be prosecuted. Essentially, let your child miss a day of school for a reason other than illness and you are committing a criminal offence.

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Our Weekly Roundup #28

Like many households we are in full on Christmas mode. The tree is up, presents are bought and wrapped and the turkey is ordered.

  • This year I have been really organised. Well, really organised for me – I’m usually rushing about a couple of days before Christmas panic buying last minute gifts. This year I decided that December is manic enough without causing even more stress, so I set myself a target of buying all gifts by the end of November – and I did it. Which is no mean feat with a family my size. With that huge task ticked off the list, it’s meant that this month we could focus on fun and festivities.

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Our Weekly Roundup #18

  • It’s been a busy school week for Izzy. Her team won sports day, but unfortunately we weren’t able to watch as it was moved inside the school hall due to the weather. She also had her last disco as a reception pupil and got her first ever school report.IMG_20160715_200847

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The 12 stages of dealing with headlice

Nits. The one word guaranteed to send you into a head-scratching frenzy. Even as I write this my head feels unbearably itchy just with the thought of them!

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Our Weekly Roundup #3

Learner of the Week 
Since starting school in September, every single week Izzy has come home and told me who the Learner of the Week is – not just for her class but for all 5 classes. She tells me partly with excitement for her friends, and partly with disappointment. Sometimes she will ask what she can do to get picked, and tell us her plans for ‘trying harder’.

So when she came bounding through the door on Monday with her certificate, screeching in a pitch only dogs could hear, we knew this was a pretty big deal for her. She was picked as Learner of the Week for her hard work in phonics, and told us how excited she was when her name was called out in assembly. She dragged me into her classroom to show me the special hoodie that she got to wear all week and was just over the moon. “I can’t believe it, Mummy! I can’t believe I am finally Learner of the Week!

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