Year 1

What is debugging?

The debugging cycle in computer programming explained by TheSchoolRun's Billy Rebecchi, with details of how children are taught to debug programs in the KS1 and KS2 classroom.

What is a program?

Programming in the primary-school classroom: TheSchoolRun's Billy Rebecchi explains how children learn about programs in KS1 and KS2 and how programmable floor robots are used in primary computing.

Best spelling board games for children

Turn the weekly spelling test preparation from chore into challenge with our pick of the best spelling board games for children and families. From brand-new readers and writers to spelling bee champions, there's plenty for even the most competent speller to enjoy!

What is an algorithm?

Algorithms are a set of instructions to complete a task. We explain everything primary-school parents need to understand about algorithms, how they are used to write computer programs and how children will be introduced to them in the KS1 and KS2 classroom. By Billy Rebecchi

The National Funding Formula for schools explained

New plans to change how school budgets are allocated could see some schools gain, but others suffer. We explain the National Funding Formula in a guide for parents.

What is a special school?

If your child has special educational needs, a mainstream education may not be right for them. We take a look at how special schools could help.

Family learning adventures in March 2017

Explore science, find out about East End culture, get active and fundraise this March with our pick of five of the best family-friendly events happening across the country.

18 must-have costume-making supplies for World Book Day and beyond

Never again will you be caught out by a last-minute outfit request from your primary school child with these craft basics. Stock up today!

What are irregular verbs?

Children learn to use irregular verbs naturally as they speak and write English, but will also understand more about them during their time at primary school. We explain how irregular verbs are introduced in the classroom in our guide for parents.

What is a breakfast club?

Providing a decent meal to start the day – and a reliable childcare solution – breakfast clubs are now available in most schools. We take a look at how your child could benefit from going along.