We all know that this is going to be an unsettling, challenging and unique time for all of us, and that currently, we are unsure as to when school will reopen. With this in mind, we have tried to come up with a list of tips, ideas and websites that might be useful to you.
Please check your child’s class page to find work set by their teacher.
Our top tips:
Help your child prepare a daily and weekly timetable. It may help to follow the usual school timetable but perhaps working to the child’s preferred hours.
Give your child encouragement. These are challenging times. Such a sudden change will be unsettling for many children.
If your child gets stuck on a topic, see if you can offer practical solutions, such as finding a website with further information.
Review your child’s progress daily. Make sure they are sticking to their timetable, are not cutting corners and are producing work to the standard of which they are capable.
Your child may complete their work more quickly while schooling at home. Perhaps reward them with time off to do an activity they enjoy such as kicking a football in the garden/yard or watching a favourite TV programme.
Try to spend some time outside. Every day, no matter the weather. It doesn’t have to be long. Have your kids play in the mud or splash in the rain, or go on a walk. It will be good for everyone’s health! If you really can’t manage much, stand in the yard or garden or open a window for 10 minutes or follow an exercise/dance video (See below).
Limit screen time Use this VERY sparingly and only after completing tasks or as a last resort.
Find time to play!
Ideas to help cure boredom:
- How to keep your kids happy, healthy and learning!
- Virtual Museum Tours
- PE with Joe Wicks (The Body Coach)- 15mins (P.E with Joe Wicks will be held on his YouTube channel every morning at 9am, from 23rd March).
- Just Dance
- Drawing Tutorials
- National Trust