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What is the Reception Baseline Assessment?

You may or may not be aware that children starting reception in September 2021 will have to sit a ‘baseline assessment’. This much-contested measure was meant to start last year but was put back due to the pandemic. Children will be asked questions relating to maths and English in a 20 minute 1:1 session with […]

Primary Education Workshops For Parents

Hi, I’m Annabel, and I’m a teacher, tutor, author, and founder of Bella learning. In this video, I want to tell you a little bit about Bella Learning and what we can do to help parents. I’ve been a teacher for a long time. And one of the things I absolutely love is working with […]

Bella Learning – 5 Phonics Sounds

Hi, I’m Annabel. I’m a teacher, tutor, author, and founder of Bella learning. When your child starts school and starts learning phonics, you might start to notice that they are pronounced slightly differently to how you remember them. Today, I’m going to show you how some of those sounds have changed. For example, you might […]

7 fuss-free ways to support your child’s learning

(I promise it’s far easier than you think!) Parents are naturally great teachers and we know that their involvement in education makes a huge difference. But we also know that families are stretched for time and that sitting down at a desk with a worksheet together doesn’t always go to plan…So, here are Bella Learning’s […]

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Primary school jargon explained for parents

Here is Bella Learning’s simple guide to some of the terminology (and acronyms) used in and around primary schools today: ‘Form-entry’ This tells you how many classes there are in each year group. For example, a single-form-entry school will have one year 1 class, one year 2 class etc only. A four-form entry school would have […]

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Phonics Explained Workshop

Sat 25th Sept – 10am Live on Zoom. This seminar hosted by Bella Learning is designed to help parents understand the confusing world of phonics. Through practical activities and specialist advice, you will become confident in supporting your child as they enter the wonderful world of reading, safe in the knowledge that what you are […]

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