Checking your child’s progress in the early years

As parents we are all keen to know that our children are developing just as they should.  Shouldn’t he be walking yet?  When should she start to talk in sentences?  We are full of questions about our child’s development!  So, it is great news to hear that the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), the curriculum that our children will …

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BBC Newsround presenter completes her first marathon in under six hours

Leah Gooding, presenter of CBBC’s Newsround programme, completed the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday in 5 hours 56 minutes and 48 seconds for I CAN. Sunday saw the fulfilment of a lifelong dream of Leah’s to run a marathon. She chose to use the experience to support I CAN, the children’s communication charity, which has helped her nephew to speak …

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Guest blog from Talking Tots

As speech & language therapists Lisa and Tracey, the founders of Talking Tots, know the importance of helping children to develop some of life’s most important skills: Concentration and attention to make learning easier Pre-literacy skills which help pave the way for reading and writing Communication skills which help little ones express themselves Sharing and taking turns, helping everyone get …

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Guest post by Tatami Health: Completing versus competing = Speed

For most speed isn’t the goal, running and racing is about completing but what happens when you want to start competing in races? When you start thinking about PBs (personal bests) and minute miles (the speed you run one mile in). Everyone can run faster and speed training prepares your body for moving faster. All it takes is adding a …

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Dawn House pupils go the extra mile for charity

The sun definitely shone for Sport Relief at Dawn House School on Friday 23rd March as staff and pupils went the extra mile to raise money for Sport Relief 2012! At the start of the morning we had a whole school assembly, which was run by 3 Further Education (FE) students and the organisers of the Sport Relief theme day …

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