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My Teacher Friend

I’m a full-time mum and part-time teacher who wants to inspire parents to support their children w

I’m a full-time mum and part-time teacher who wants to inspire parents to support their children with early learning skills. 🍎🤚

Operating as usual

23/03/2020

I haven't posted for a long time but in this surreal world we have now found ourselves in, a lot of people will be beginning to home school their children from today. This is likely to be quite challenging for us all - children and adults alike! 👀
Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about any learning you are doing, or have been set by your child's school. I will give advice and send you resources and ideas to help if I can. 🤓👩‍🎓

School readiness – preparing your child for Reception Class 01/09/2019

School readiness – preparing your child for Reception Class

https://www.arthurwears.com/2019/06/school-readiness-preparing-your-child-for-Reception-Class.html?fbclid=IwAR1JeaQQGjUz5UfM1vaohnlUgAr4qhrnzoR9dfb7CPJdJI5fyYJZa4WD6aw

An interesting read if your child is about to start school 👍
Like and Follow my page if you are interested in future workshops providing advice on how to help your child with their learning.

School readiness – preparing your child for Reception Class School readiness…its something you’ll probably hear quite a lot if you have a child who is preparing to start Reception Class in September, but what does it actually mean?? In this post I talk you through all of the things you could help your child to do in preparation for Foundation Stage 2...f...

18/07/2019

After lasts weeks success I'm looking forward to workshop number 2 this afternoon at Ashmead Combined School.
So great to see parents getting involved to support and engage their child's learning in a fun, easy way!
Some feedback from last week.....
"10 out of 10....very useful....bringing learning into everyday life....so many activities to prepare my daughter for school...all of it was so helpful.....ideal learning for home" 🤩

08/07/2019

An important message to remember over the summer holidays...….let's think about how we talk to our kids and build their self-esteem and confidence 😊👍

19/05/2019

So important to help our kids celebrate their strengths 👍

04/04/2019

1 week to go!
Learn about how to support your child with their phonics skills 😊Contact me to book your place.

24/03/2019

Do you want to help your child with their phonic skills? Book your place on this informative and engaging workshop for parents. It will enable you to further understand phonics and gain strategies to help your child learn to read. Message me for more information!

21/03/2019
15/03/2019

New workshops ready for the summer term!
Let me know if you're interested in details 😊

This viral video shows how parents can boost pupils' language skills 14/03/2019

This viral video shows how parents can boost pupils' language skills

https://www.tes.com/news/viral-video-shows-how-parents-can-boost-pupils-language-skills?fbclid=IwAR23uugH2OxrjVHpsoeeq9_oiBaHHtIo02117japqHr-Q4uUhSn3ZnbdOTc

A great little video to help us remember the importance of language skills and how us parents can develop them.

This viral video shows how parents can boost pupils' language skills Schools have been sharing this fun video that teaches parents how to support language development

09/03/2019

Excellent to see parents so engaged and keen to help their children learn !👍
Contact me if you're interested in any workshops.😊

03/03/2019

Great post. Such an important life lesson. And the more opportunities children are given, the more chance they have to both fail and succeed.

27/02/2019

It's so important for children to be interested in the world around them, and want to learn more. All adults around children have such a huge influence on this. Think about the many ways you can bring learning into everyday life for your child in a fun, interesting way!

24/01/2019

Encourage creativity 🤩

19/11/2018

3 days to go!!! Send me a message to book your space!

New phonics workshop for parents!
Find out about how children learn to read and fun, interesting ways you can help your child with phonics and reading at home.
Book your place now!

12/11/2018

Sometimes we need reminding how important it is to share to books with children as often as possible.

03/11/2018

New phonics workshop for parents!
Find out about how children learn to read and fun, interesting ways you can help your child with phonics and reading at home.
Book your place now!

Yoga Speech Therapy Activities 26/10/2018

Yoga Speech Therapy Activities

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/how-to-use-yoga-to-improve-your-childs-communication-skills/?fbclid=IwAR36fdGybKJfXO6lem9W5AWtuDHRNtMApBgjOXG9kX9p-TRZWe7tG2PGHiM

Speech and language is so important for a child to be able to communicate effectively. This looks like a fun way to help!

Yoga Speech Therapy Activities Over the last several years, yoga has become an increasingly popular activity to do with your children. There are many well-known health and motor benefits of yoga activities for children, but did you also know that you can use yoga to improve your child's speech and language skills? You can!! Here....

iPad generation's fingers not ready to write, teachers say 09/10/2018

iPad generation's fingers not ready to write, teachers say

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-14/ipad-generations-fingers-not-ready-to-write/9143880

I'm not sure I've noticed a decline in children not being ready to write, but I certainly am sure about the importance of gross and fine motor skills so let's hope children can get a good mix of screen and non-screen time within their homes. Bring out the pens, paints, playdoh, scissors, glue, stickers as well as the tablets!

iPad generation's fingers not ready to write, teachers say Children are starting school without the motor skills needed to learn to write, teachers say.

05/10/2018

Would you like to know more about phonics and how to help your child to learn to read?
Like and follow for upcoming workshops !!

29/09/2018

Back working in Early Years and remembering the joy of teaching children to recognise these symbols that have been assigned sounds to them!
Remember to pronounce them as pure sounds !!

16/09/2018

A simple way to get school children fit

I love this! Get those kids outside!

31/08/2018

Feel confident to support your child with their early learning skills and gain more knowledge on how to cope with their homework!
New workshops coming soon 😀

27/08/2018

Thais Ortiz reviewed My Teacher Friend –
5 star·

My first born is starting school and we are both nervous and excited, Jo was brilliant at explaining what we cañn expect and ways we can help children to learn on their first year at school. It was especially useful as English isn't my first language and phonics is all new to me too! Thank you, I will definitely be attending future workshops

Photos from My Teacher Friend's post 19/08/2018

Last chance to book your place on Wednesdays session!
Message me or email on [email protected] for more details and last minute special offers available!

Primary school bans shoes for pupils and teachers 17/08/2018

Primary school bans shoes for pupils and teachers

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5817089/Primary-school-bans-shoes-pupils-teachers.html

I like this idea...….after all, who enjoys school shoe shopping!!! Does your young child know their shoe size? Quick, easy way to support NUMBER RECOGNITION and always helpful after PE or the dress up corner too!

Primary school bans shoes for pupils and teachers Pupils at the Torriano School in London are being told to take off their shoes when they come inside in a move bosses hope will 'take away the hierarchy' between children and teachers.

11/08/2018

Very excited to be doing my first session with Tatty Bumpkin! Bring your child along to enjoy some getting strong with yoga and at the same time, have a chat (and cuppa and cake) with me about Early Learning Skills and how to help support your child's learning including independence, concentration, phonics, maths. BOOK NOW - message me or email me at [email protected]

11/08/2018

Learning doesn't have to be formal!
Most of the best early learning takes place all around you all of the time!

30/07/2018

Bookings being taken now!
Learn all about the key skills to prepare your child for starting school, and let your child have fun and get strong doing yoga at the same time.
Parents can enjoy a little yoga and story time with their child, and then get involved in a workshop finding out more about learning in the early school years, with ideas for easy activities at home to help your child based around maths, phonics, motor skills, communication and more.
Strong and happy children...….informed and confident parents.
£15 for one session or £25 for two.
Book your place now. Email [email protected] or message me on Facebook My Teacher Friend

New workshops with yoga for kids too!
Bookings being taken now!
Learn all about the key skills to prepare your child for starting school, and let your child have fun and get strong doing yoga at the same time.
Parents can enjoy a little yoga and story time with their child, and then get involved in a workshop finding out more about learning in the early school years, with ideas for easy activities at home to help your child based around maths, phonics, motor skills, communication and more.
Strong and happy children...….informed and confident parents.
£15 for one session or £25 for two.
Book your place now. Email [email protected] or message me on Facebook My Teacher Friend

Adult education boosts parents and their children | Tes News 25/07/2018

Adult education boosts parents and their children | Tes News

https://www.tes.com/news/adult-education-helps-parents-and-their-children

Parents confidence and enthusiasm has a clear impact on their child's learning.

Find out more here about parent workshops and parent/child sessions over the summer!

https://www.facebook.com/myteacherfriendworkshops/
Email: [email protected]

Adult education boosts parents and their children | Tes News Adult education boosts parents' confidence - and benefits their children too, finds a WEA survey

21/07/2018

New workshops with yoga for kids too!
Bookings being taken now!
Learn all about the key skills to prepare your child for starting school, and let your child have fun and get strong doing yoga at the same time.
Parents can enjoy a little yoga and story time with their child, and then get involved in a workshop finding out more about learning in the early school years, with ideas for easy activities at home to help your child based around maths, phonics, motor skills, communication and more.
Strong and happy children...….informed and confident parents.
£15 for one session or £25 for two.
Book your place now. Email [email protected] or message me on Facebook My Teacher Friend

13/07/2018

Another success story from this week! More happy parents!
A special thanks to Little Acorns Kindergarten for hosting and to all those that came along. A lovely bunch of people!

08/07/2018

Is your child starting school in September? Would you like to find out a little more about what to expect? Would you like practical ideas to help your child with the early learning skills needed for starting school?
..learning through play...fine motor...communication...
..language...social skills...phonics...reading...maths....
Come along to a relaxed and informative workshop to find out how you can feel better prepared to support your child with their early learning skills in their first year at school.

06/07/2018

Another successful workshop informing parents on ways they can help their child to be more prepared for learning in the Early Years .

Wonderful comments and feedback again thanks ladies and gents!

Next workshop at Little Acorns, Wendover Tuesday 10th July 7:30pm. Message or email for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/myteacherfriendworkshops/

Parents to be given advice on teaching nursery rhymes and alphabet at home in bid to help disadvantaged children 04/07/2018

Parents to be given advice on teaching nursery rhymes and alphabet at home in bid to help disadvantaged children

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/parents-education-nursery-rhymes-preschool-social-mobility-word-gap-alphabet-a8329396.html

"Nearly half of 5 and 6 year olds are at risk of underperforming academically because they have a limited vocabulary"

Another prime example of how parents have such a huge impact on their child's learning.
Let's help parents feel better prepared to support their young children.

https://www.facebook.com/myteacherfriendworkshops/

Parents to be given advice on teaching nursery rhymes and alphabet at home in bid to help disadvantaged children Follows recent report that nearly half of primary school children are at risk of underperforming because of limited vocabulary

03/07/2018

I could make lots of comments about this video.....but the general gist is - get outside , get exploring, get talking & get enjoying with your child.

That is key for basic early learning skills.

Find out more Thursday 5th July, Leighton Buzzard, 7:30pm.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/myteacherfriendworkshops/
or email [email protected]

01/07/2018

Another 5* review ! Thanks Kelly :)

Early Learning Skills Workshop Thursday 5th July at 7:30pm Leighton Buzzard.

Kelly Ann Bevis reviewed My Teacher Friend –
5 star
29 June at 13:42 ·
I found this a brilliant work shop. My child is near the end of foundation and I wish I had gone sooner as it would have helped from day one. Phonics is a completely different way from how I was taught and I need to learn it to help support my child. Highly recommended.

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