By Katy Byrne

A well-written, compelling, meticulously researched source for fogeys all over.

A splendidly entire consultant for folks offering suggestion on each element in their kid's schooling; from determining an appropriate institution, to speaking with academics, via to facing the trauma of homework. sensible and available, this publication fairly does inform mom and dad every thing they should understand to aid their young children prevail at school.

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They look at the work of artists from different cultures and times. Music Children are taught to sing, to experiment with different sounds and to create their own compositions. They learn to 54 WHAT YOUR CHILD LEARNS listen carefully, analysing the different sounds and tones of music from different countries and points in history. Physical Education This subject covers dance as well as games and gymnastics, teaching children how to follow rules, play safely and work in teams. In dance, children are taught how to move rhythmically and expressively.

Creative development. Exploring colours and shapes, dancing and making music, making things and telling stories. In the first few weeks after your child starts reception class, the teacher may ask you to come in and discuss how he performs certain tasks, what he enjoys doing and what presents a challenge. The teacher will also be observing your child in the classroom, noting his strengths and weaknesses in the different activities. One of the reception teacher's jobs is to use all this information to draw up a 'Foundation Stage Profile' for each child, which is completed by the end of the year.

They're in an exam situation so all the tests have to be done in the hall which adds to the pressure. They'll also have been through the whole secondary school thing in September and October - interviews for secondary school and maybe taking tests for them as well. They will feel the pressure from their parents over secondary school. It's also their final year and they are maybe starting puberty, and on 48 WHAT YOUR CHILD LEARNS top of all of that they have these exams and then they are leaving.

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