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JackieHello.  It is a great pleasure to welcome you to The Learning Voyage.

My name is Jackie and this is my contribution in helping children learn without barriers, tests, limits and stress as I believe this is the way children can learn to become independent learners and reach their potential.

At the bottom of this page are hints to help you find your way through The Learning Voyage.

My career has been in teaching and this should be one of the best jobs in the world. I am a maths and literacy specialist and have a huge amout of experience in behaviour management.

Teaching is and always will be in my blood.  It is what comes naturally to me and I don’t want to lose my enthusiasm for helping children learn.

For the first time I believe that there are some children who need to be out of the formal learning environment so they can reach their potential in a happy and relaxed manner. 

Children should be given as much variation in their learning as possible but ‘play’ is still a crucial element for children to learn vital concepts.  I believe that there should be a certain amount of structure in learning but only in the ‘next steps’ approach.

Children’s learning isn’t a race; it’s a course of action.An animal marathon This site is for those with a passion to help children become independent learners. You will find step by step guides to the learning steps needed in each area within maths, reading, phonics and writing. There are activities, ideas, tips and resources to help with the application of these steps.

We all learn at very different speeds and use different methods of learning for different concepts.  For example, some of us may charge through the steps for learning to read with no problems whatsoever but have a much slower rate of learning when it comes to shape and space.

Who has decided that by the time a child is 7 years old they should understand how to do multiplication and be reading independently?  WHY?

Whatever your role I hope you will find something useful and inspirational here to make sure that you, as well as the children in your care, learn with a smile on their faces.

I love receiving comments and questions and will always reply.  If there is something specific you would like to be included here, just let me know.

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The aim of The Learning Voyage is to show you the steps needed for children to learn all the necessary components of mathematics, reading, phonics and writing.  This approach ensures children don’t miss out on crucial elements within these areas.

Once children are secure in these steps they can go on to become successful independent learners.



Finding your way around The Learning Voyage


In the menu you will see the button for learning. From here choose from, mathematics, Reading, Writing or Phonics to access the relevant area to the the steps for learning.

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Clicking on one of these steps will take you to a page with activities, tips, resources and products.  

Below you will find a collection of posts that may help you in your voyage  through the learning process

What Is The Best Way For Your Child To Learn : Maybe Homeschooling

The Best Way To Teach Phonics

And Average Is Good Enough! : What About Excellence