Back to School: How to support your child’s learning at home

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Children across the UK will soon be returning to primary school to enter into a new school year and some will be starting school for the first time. After the long summer break we have put together a checklist of ideas and ways to support your child’s development at home while furthering your understanding of what they are learning at school.

Showing interest

Play an active role in your child’s learning by asking questions about their day. You can find out information about what your child is learning by reading ‘The National Curriculum Key stages 1 and 2 framework document’, this can be accessed on www.gov.uk . This breaks down the programme of study for English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Languages, Music and Physical Education as well as outlining statutory requirements and guidance. This information will help you to ask relevant questions, plan learning trips and invest in educational resources. read more

A day in the life of an ASD family

Lauren is a 28 year old married mum of two originally from South Shields now a resident of Northern Ireland, blogging about family life, autism, fashion, days out and much more. Lover of writing, reading, photography, cats & sugar skulls!

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Having a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder often means a lot of careful planning and scheduling goes in to the day. Despite this, you have to be ready for anything, as you really never know when something might change and send everything off balance. read more