Review of 2012

Here's a round up of the advice and information Pearson produced for Mumsnet Learning in 2012.

Our phonics content was refreshed and kept up-to-date with news about the Phonics Check, reading for pleasure and plenty of free eBooks.

As details of the draft programmes of study for the National Curriculum were published, we updated our pages to detail the proposed curriculum for primary schools in England.

Father and son reading at home
How to get the most out of Parents Evenings: a useful guide to getting the most out of that all-important 10 minute 1:1 with your child's class teacher.

What to expect in the Reception Year – our comprehensive guide to your child's first year at 'big school'.

The Learn at Home Zone has been updated and added to every month in 2012 with fun, free educational worksheets and games

And finally, our friends at the Woodland Trust kindly provided us with printable activities to encourage families to get involved in its Nature Detectives initiative.

The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading woodland conservation charity and one of the ways in which it engages children and families is through its fantastic Nature Detectives website, which has more than 1,000 games and activities designed to get kids outdoors.

From den-building to snail-racing, it aims to turn couch potatoes into ultimate adventurers. All of its activities are designed to be downloaded and shared, and you can even get free seasonal play packs and themed activity packs, such as minibeasts and pond dipping.

If you want to go one step further, join 30,000 members of the Nature Detectives club and you'll receive activity packs through the post and a nature challenge email every Friday, bursting with games, spotter sheets, crafts and ideas.


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Last updated: 19-Dec-2012 at 3:09 PM