Howdy Peeps! So this week is kind of a big deal.... my baby gets her exam results on Thursday! It's is particularly interesting this year because of the whole covid thing and how yesterday's news made us wonder if it would even happen on time... but we're on! If you haven't seen the news, our [...]
Happy Leavers Day!
Howdy Peeps! Weird times indeed. It is school leavers day for many yr2 and yr 6 pupils....and ALL GCSE and A-Level teens! There are no proms or leavers books, many friends already not in school, but it is still a special day and the start of their next chapter. My daughter will not go to [...]
Happy Fri-yay Peeps! I've been busy preparing for my Master's degree starting next week! 😱 While I sit at the computer reading (for what has seemed like days) I put YouTube on (as I often do..in fact it's on Crafty Girl now as I type... huge bonus of a dual-screen setup). I have been watching [...]
Well Done, Good Luck and Goodbye!
Howdy Friday Peeps! Are you looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend? Do you get one? I'm working Saturday and Monday, but the atmosphere is different... so still nice. 🙂 Anyhoo, yesterday was GCSE results day. I'm pleased to say they passed! Not just my pupils, but friends' kids, former students, and adults alike. I'm [...]
The Final Test
Helloooooooooooooooo Friday Peeps! Most year 11 pupils will finish school today. The last mainstream GCSEs are today, there are a few specialist ones like Further Maths next week, but most finish today. I just want to show some love for all the exam-takers, teachers and parents who've survived the last month or so. Well done [...]
The Final Push
Helloooooo Monday Peeps! As I understand it, some places in the US are starting to think about summer holidays. Here in the UK we have half a term left (about 6-7 weeks). If your child is at the end of school it can be a major time in their lives. If your child is leaving [...]
Helloooooooooo Friday Peeps! If you have survived SATs this week, (including parents and teachers) congratulations! It's all over now! 🙂 The fun can begin and transition to secondary school can happen. Enjoy it! For those out there that teach, homeschool or just want to help your child along a bit, I found an awesome [...]
And So It Begins..
Howdy Peeps! I just want to say Good Luck to all the SATs and GCSE takers today. SATs go on for 4 days and GCSEs for about a month, so if you know any pupils that have exams, please be extra nice to them while this happens. (If you're the parent of an exam-taker, please [...]
GCSE Revision Tips
Howdy Peeps! GCSEs have begun! Practical and Oral exams are in progress and the first written exams are only 3-4 weeks away (depending on which options were taken). The good news is that it's not too late to revise. I will be focussing on last-minute revision but the methods can be used by year 10 [...]
Howdy Tuesday Peeps! Do you have a child in Year 2 or 6? Do you know one, teach one, run a club that includes these year groups?? Go easy on them. This week (or in the weeks to come) many of them will face the stress and exhaustion that comes with mock exams. For many [...]