Bernadette Whiteley

A Hog Blog

The day the lock down (or confinement) began in France on 17th March, like everyone else, we didn’t know what the coming weeks and months would hold for the four of us: myself, husband Mark, step-daughter Daisy and her boyfriend Phillip.  Like everyone else, we now needed an attestation to go shopping, or for a …

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Making Books

Today is World Book Day! One of the highlights of the school calendar for teachers and students alike. Its magic is two-fold, because we all get to indulge in dressing up (I have been The Queen of Hearts, Winnie the Witch and Professor McGonagall to name but a few). We also get to share our …

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Spelling Games

Spelling practice is probably one of the homework tasks that both parents and children dread. However, whether your child is trying to learn a list for a test or practising new rules or key words, there are lots of ways to make the process less of a chore. The key to remembering anything new is …

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Fun with photographs

“Photography is the beauty of life captured,” Tara Chisholm. Photographic images are a wonderful way to make spelling, reading and writing fun. Whether you take some photographs yourself or with your child, or use existing ones, there are a wealth of opportunities to make learning engaging and exciting. Using a camera It really doesn’t matter …

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