We have recently put together some tips for parents on ways you can support your child’s writing development. Click here to read our suggestions for some fun and practical activities you can do with your child at home. Happy writing!
Your child’s vocabulary is not a natural outcome of their age, or the number of years they have spent at school. While your child may incidentally learn some words as they progress through school, other useful and important words do… Continue Reading →
You may be worried that having less traditional ‘homework’ is impacting on your child’s organisational skills. Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators, puts it well when she explains, ‘Remember children learn all the time, not just when… Continue Reading →
Over the last term, the Education and Wellbeing Committee has worked to provide parents with regular posts about things families can do at home to support their child’s learning and development. It seems unusual, then, that we would advocate for… Continue Reading →
Playing times tables games is a great way for children to develop their fluency with times tables, which is essential for further Mathematics and in everyday life. The achievement standard in the Australian Curriculum outlines that students recall multiplication facts… Continue Reading →
Making changes to the family routine and finding time to introduce new things at home can be tricky. This is one of the reasons why the Education and Wellbeing Committee developed the 74 Fun Things To Do Out Of School… Continue Reading →
Did you know that vocabulary is one of the best predictors of a child’s educational achievement? Typically, a student needs 12 instructional encounters to fully know a word. This is one reason why talking with your child about their ‘fridge… Continue Reading →
This fun and engaging game supports children’s conceptual understanding of multiplication and offers another way to help your child learn their times tables facts. Materials Piece of graph paper Two dice (six, ten or twelve-sided) Two different coloured pencils How… Continue Reading →