The most important thing is establishing a routine for the children. We would recommend breaking the day up and throughout the day, the children do 2 or 3 short activities. Remember, they will be getting work done much quicker without lesson format they usually have in school.
Please don’t worry, there are a lot of concepts that our children are taught, which are new to parents! If you are unsure, or would like to check something, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher via the class
Hopefully this won’t happen! There will be ongoing work set on line, in particular, through Purple Mash, Times Table Rock Stars, Seesaw and Read, Write Inc (EYFS/KS1) etc. These are reviewed regularly by staff and new tasks set.
In addition to this, keep an eye out for Miss Wheatley’s ‘Daily Challenge’, set each day on Dojo. These are activities that can be done with the whole family and will count as part of their learning time. Remember please share how you have got on with these!
This is completely normal and understandable, as this is quite a unique situation and very different from their normal routine. Wherever possible, we suggest keeping an element of routine to the day and letting the children know what they will be doing. We are creating a section on the website called ‘Keeping Calm'. On here, there will be a range of activities that can be used to help support your child through this situation.
If your child is struggling to make sense of the current situation, sharing one of these eBooks may help:
Dave the Dog
Coronavirus - a story for children
These stories have both been posted on the School Story on Class Dojo.
While Purple Mash, Times Table Rock Stars, Seesaw and Read, Write Inc (EYFS/KS1) have activities set by the teacher, your child can also complete other activities that they find interesting. We have also provided links to Joe Wicks, David Walliams, BBC Learning and many more on our Home Learning section of the website. However also have a look at the ideas in the ‘What can I do if I do not have access to the Internet?’ section below, as there are so many activities to do with your child that do not need to be screen based.
We understand you are worried, but please don’t be. It is a unique situation for everyone and what is important at this moment that people stay healthy and safe. While they are not in school, it is important to maintain some routine and regular short activities are perfect, please do not worry about trying to become your child's 'teacher' overnight. When we return to school, staff will identify where the children are currently at in their learning and then identify the key areas to be taught. Please try not to worry, we are all in the same position.
We understand this is difficult for some of our families who do not have access to the Internet. However, there is a range of activities you can still do. Here are a few suggestions:
Let us know if you have any other ideas and we can share these too.