Welcome to our introductory series on Homeschooling where we are taking a look at the emergence of homeschooling. In the first of three articles, we will learn what Homeschooling is and what it achieves for parents and children alike. So what is Homeschooling? Homeschooling is a progressive movement around the country and the world, in which parents…
August 5, 2019
We spoke to one teacher to discuss the importance of adopting inclusive education in mainstream schools and the benefits of it.
September 11, 2018
We’re taking a look into Education, Health and Care Plans which look to assess and support children and young adults with significant SENs and Disabilities.
July 4, 2017
Is it time to leave the confines of the classroom and begin exploring and interacting with the great outdoors to enhance children’s learning?
June 17, 2016
At Fundamentally Children, we are always interested to hear about how schools are using iPads and other tablets to support learning in the classroom. Corsham Primary School was one of the first schools to introduce iPads in the classroom. We spoke to Gemma Wade, Foundation Stage teacher at Corsham Primary School, Member of Pickwisk Learning about this…
December 5, 2014
Back to school and it is all change: as of September 2014, all KS1 children start the new term with free school meals, so we have been talking to parents about their views on this government initiative. We found that the reaction was somewhat mixed. A small group of parents reported being pleased because they…
September 8, 2014
In an exclusive interview with Rachel Tomlinson from Barrowford school in Lancashire, Dr Amanda Gummer asked Rachel about Barrowford School’s approach to learning and was delighted to learn that they share many of Fundamentally Children’s values. You can hear the whole interview here. listen to ‘Dr Amanda Gummer Talking with Barrowford Primary School’s Headteacher…
July 17, 2014
Communication skills are paramount for both adults and children but there is more to communication than just learning to talk. Listening, interpreting verbal and non-verbal signals, writing, drawing and increasingly email, text and twitter are all forms of communication. Whilst some children can communicate confidently from an early age, others find it difficult to make…
September 30, 2013
Learning a foreign language has many benefits both socially and academically. Learning a second language can be very rewarding which is great for self-confidence, and also and enhances listening, reading and writing life skills. Children who learn a second language tend to have a better understanding of the world and of other cultures. They also have a…
September 28, 2013
A letter to the Telegraph this week called upon the government to postpone the start of formal education until the age of 6. Parent’s aren’t legally required to send children to school until the term after their 5th birthday but many children start reception at the age of 4 and some nurseries market themselves to…
September 14, 2013