A food chain is a diagram that shows us how animals are linked by what they eat; in food webs we represent the links between animals who eat or are eaten by more than one kind of animal. We explain how children learn about food chains in the primary-school classroom in our guide for parents.
From condensation to the water cycle, TheSchoolRun's primary-school science glossary offers a complete guide to all the concepts children are taught in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 science. Brush up on your own science knowledge, clear up homework confusion and understand exactly what your child is learning at school by reading our basic definitions (with links to more detailed explanations, teachers' tips and examples).
Light, reflection and shadows are all part of primary-school science. Find out how children learn about light and how you can support your child's science learning at home in primary-school teacher Catherine Casey's guide for parents.
Getting your child to concentrate can be a tricky task, so try these fun tasks to help improve their attention and focus.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on what we could do differently in the 12 months ahead. Here are our resolutions for 2016...
Experience Christmas in the Blitz, discover Santa in a 4,500-year-old cave or even build your own blizzard – it's all going to be an awfully festive adventure this winter with 101 amazing and educational activities for you and the kids to enjoy together! By Hetty Walton
How can children get to grips with creative writing? We asked teacher and author Jacqueline Harris for her insider advice.
The hour before you leave the house for school is always the most stressful of the day. Here's why...
Looking for ways to encourage your child's interest in the world around them? These learning-through-play sets are perfect for budding scientists, allowing them to get hands-on and experiment with simple physics, meteorology, geology, anatomy, mechanics and more.
More and more schools are opening up that provide education for all children from age three to 19. We look at the pros and cons of this new model of schooling.