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What is an exclamation mark?
What is an exclamation mark?
Understand how to punctuate exclamation sentences and how to communicate sudden and strong emotion in writing with our parents' guide to...
Full stops explained for parents
What is a full stop?
Children start learning about punctuation in Reception and Year 1 when they are introduced to full stops and their use. Understand how and when your...
Best algebra apps for kids
Best beginners’ algebra apps for kids
Help your child get to grips with the algebra concepts taught in primary school with apps that help to demystify mathematical equations.
Best geography games for children
Best geography games for children
There's no need to pack – travel the length and breadth of our world with these brilliant geography board games and card games, great for...
Best decimal apps for kids
Best decimals apps for kids
Help your child learn about decimals and how to use them and calculate with them with these brilliant learning apps.
Best Shakespeare books for kids
Best Shakespeare books for children
From modern-English retellings to comic-book versions of the plays, there are wonderful books available to help you introduce Shakespeare's...
Best kids' books about magic for Harry Potter fans
Best books about magic for Harry Potter fans
If your child, like millions of others worldwide, is spellbound by Hogwarts and dreams of shopping for school supplies in Diagon Alley and being...
Preparing for the 11+
How to structure 11+ preparation and avoid stress
Beginning your child's 11+ preparation journey and feeling a bit daunted? Teacher Robert Lomax offers tips to help you structure your practice...
What are imperative verbs?
What are imperative verbs?
Do you know how imperative or "bossy" verbs are used in instruction texts? We explain how children are introduced to imperatives for Year 2...
Best activity books for kids
Best activity books for children
Whether you're on the move or at home, a great activity book offers hours of screen-free learning and fun. Crosswords, maths challenges, mystery...
Best books for ten year olds
Best books for ten year olds
Beautiful picture books, an evil Ice Queen, an adventure in the jungle and an evocative journey back in time make these books the perfect reading...
SATs results and how they are used
What are SATs results used for?
Do your child's SATs results really matter? We take a look at what these national tests are used for.
Best children's books about Vikings
Best children's books about Vikings
Take a step back in time when Britain was being regularly invaded to find out more about the fearless raiders who travelled by sea in their long...
Best children's books about Tudors
Best children's books about Tudors
Divorced, beheaded, died! Divorced, beheaded, survived! During the Tudor period, arguably one of the most exciting times in history, one family...
Best books to read with eight year olds
Best books to read with eight year olds
Terrifying ogres, nasty pirates, a rainforest adventure, two evil toy thieves and a ghostly boarding school make these books the perfect choice for...
Best modern classics for kids
Best modern classics for KS2 children
Ancient secret societies, a Stone Age boy and an Edwardian girl, a planet terrorised by jelly-like creatures and a 'practically perfect'...
Best spelling apps for primary-school children
Best spelling apps for kids
Help your child get to grips with spelling with our round-up of the best spelling apps for primary-school kids.
Best poetry books for children
Best poetry books for children
We could tell you that reading and – even better – learning poetry by heart, will do wonders for your child’s memory, vocabulary and writing. We...
Best classic books for KS2 children
Best classic books for KS2 children
Our classic books picks cover a wide range of subject matter and historical periods, but what they all have in common are great story-telling,...
Best children's books about the Suffragettes
Best children's books about the Suffragettes
On 6 February 1918 the Representation of the People Act gave the vote to (some) women in Britain for the first time. Help your child understand the...
Museum of Science and Industry Manchester
Museums reviewed by parents: Museum of Science and Industry Manchester
Be awed by past and future science and technology in Manchester with a trip to one of the UK's most atmospheric museums, on the site of the...
Children reading in classroom
Inspiring children to read
When it comes to encouraging children's love of books and reading, teachers (and librarians!) are the experts. We asked Ashley Booth – reader,...
What are singular and plural?
What are singular and plural?
Singular and plural nouns and how they're taught in primary school, plus how KS1 and KS2 children learn about the formation of irregular plurals...
Best kids' books about Anglo Saxons
Best children's books about the Anglo Saxons
Travel back in time to the dawn of England and find out more about the Anglo Saxons, their stories and their lives. Teacher and literacy expert...
Christmas Crystal Trail at the Lion Salt Works Museum
101 fantastic activities for the Christmas 2020 school holidays
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and despite it being a little different this year, there are still plenty of fun and educational...
Best books to read with six year olds
Best books to read with six year olds
There is something magical about being whisked away by words into the lives of various characters and sharing a story with someone else, be it a...
Best books for seven year olds reading together
Best books to read with seven year olds
This collection of recommended books to read with your seven year old includes some lovely poems about the great outdoors and nature, a spooky...
Best books for seven year old: picture books
Best books for seven year olds: picture books
Picture books aren't only for young children who haven't learnt to read yet! These beautiful, thought-provoking and complex picture books...
Best books for seven year olds: chapter books
Best books for seven year olds: chapter books
Short chapters, charming characters, hilarious storylines, beautiful illustrations and rich language make these books the perfect pick for seven year...
Best books for nine year olds
Best books for nine year olds
Ninja cats, lazy dragons, stolen jewels, talking china rabbits and a magical land hidden beneath King’s Cross Station make these books for nine year...

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