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Child and parent writing
How dyslexia affects writing
From formulating ideas to getting words on the page, we take a look at why written work can be a challenge for dyslexic children and suggest ways to...
Mother and daughter writing
How dyslexia affects spelling
Dyslexia can have a profound effect on how your child learns to spell, but there are strategies to help them tackle their challenges. We share advice...
Father and son reading
How dyslexia affects reading
From difficulty with phonics to ‘dancing’ letters, dyslexic children may face extra challenges when they're learning to read. We explain how you...
What is decomposition?
What is decomposition?
Decomposition in computer programming explained by TheSchoolRun's Billy Rebecchi, with details of how children are taught to decompose programs...
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26 fantastic activities for the May 2017 half term holidays
Go time travelling this half term with our selection of 26 educational adventures for you and your family – experience a medieval castle under siege...
Primary children in the classroom
What your child learns in KS2 RE
From learning about religious festivals to exploring their own beliefs and values, here's what your child will cover in KS2 Religious Education.
Jurassic Kingdom
Family learning adventures in May 2017
Cast those clouts aside and make merry with our regular round-up of five of the best kid-friendly and educational events happening across the country...
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Museums reviewed by parents: National Museum of Scotland
Discover the secrets of Scottish history all the way from the Big Bang to Sir Chris Hoy, see a T-Rex up close and meet the world-famous Dolly the...
Teacher-children RE discussion in classroom
What your child learns in KS1 RE
Religious education is compulsory in all maintained primary schools. We explain what your child may learn.
Best Easter books for kids
Best Easter books for children
British children receive an average of five Easter eggs each year, with 29% of kids getting more than 10! We say it's time to replace some of...
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101 fantastic activities for the Easter 2017 school holidays
Come face to face with a dodo, set off on Moomin hunt in Kew Gardens and even have a go at making your own quasar – it's a real voyage of...
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Family learning adventures in April 2017
Dodge those sneaky showers and make the most of the sunshine with our round-up of five of the best kid-friendly and educational events happening...
Anger management for kids
How to help your child manage their anger
Is your child’s temper affecting their learning, friendship and family life? Anger management strategies could help them get their emotions under...
What is a learning log?
What is a learning log?
Learning logs are growing in popularity in primary schools, giving children more control over their learning. We take a look at what's involved.
Child and mother speaking to doctor
What is CAMHS?
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services provide help for young people suffering a range of difficulties. We take a look at how they could help...
School waiting lists explained
School waiting lists explained
Missed out on a place at the school of your choice? Joining the waiting list could keep the door open for your child.
Best books about geography for kids
Best geography books for children
From natural landscapes to human habitats and cultures, each of these books about our world introduces kids to the diversity, complexity and beauty...
What is a programming language?
What is a programming language?
Children are introduced to simple programming languages as early as KS1. Understand how your child will start to use drag-and-drop programming like...
What are procedures and functions?
What are procedures and functions?
Brilliant primary-school programmers are introduced to procedures and functions in Year 5 and Year 6. TheSchoolRun's Billy Rebecchi explains...
What is computational logic?
What is computational logic?
Thanks to computational logic, or computational thinking, we can work step-by-step to understand a problem and develop a solution. Children are first...
What is a variable?
What is a variable in computing?
Find out how variables are used in computing and how they are introduced in the KS2 classroom in our parents' guide to variables.
Positive screen time
9 screen time activities you don’t need to feel guilty about
Not all screen time is bad for your child. We’ve rounded up nine great activities that’ll help them make the most of their laptop, tablet or phone.
What are hardware, software and Operating Systems?
What are hardware, software and Operating Systems?
Hardware (the physical parts of a computer), software (the programs that can be run on a computer) and the Operating System that allows software and...
What is abstraction?
What is abstraction in computing?
Abstraction is an important part of programming. Find out how children are introduced to this tricky concept in KS2 computing and how you can develop...
What are sequences?
What is a sequence in computing?
Understanding sequences is vital in computing. Our parents' guide explains how children learn about sequences in algorithms and programs in KS1...
What is debugging?
What is debugging?
The debugging cycle in computer programming explained by TheSchoolRun's Billy Rebecchi, with details of how children are taught to debug...
Secondary school children
The parents’ guide to secondary school: transition for SEN children
Children with additional needs can find moving on to secondary school extra difficult. We suggest ways to smooth the way.
What is a program?
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...
Parent and child playing a board game
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...
What is an algorithm?
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...