Even if your child has been at nursery for years, starting primary school is always a huge step. For them and us. If you’re a working parent then it’s the excitement tinged with concern about logistics. And if you’re a stay at home mum, chances are you’re sad about losing your time with them at home.

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There are ways to make the transition to primary school easier for the whole family. You can find useful posts below, split into useful sections: Starting school, Key stage 1 support and Key stage 2. Come back as your children progress through school because I’ll be updating this as and when to build a great resource page.

Supporting children through primary school doesn’t have to be hard

Starting primary school

Moving from preschool, choosing schools and arriving in foundation stage.

Key stage 1 tips

From foundation stage at age 4 or 5, through to year 2 and age 6 or 7, children start with learning more about the social and settling stages as well as the basic grounding of phonics and starting to read.

Key Stage 2 tips

Key stage 3 / secondary school


  • The School Run – school length subscription with weekly learning worksheets in line with national curriculum. There’s also plenty of articles on 
  • Reading Eggs – helping children improve reading and maths through fun games

If you’ve got any advice, tips or questions about primary school, comment or send me a message.

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