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. This will also contain links to websites specific to your child’s learning.
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. YOu could make this with your child as there are lots of online timetables to print out. Click the link below to see some free examples:
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, 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 for s set time.
Audible are also providing free audio stories for children throughout the school closure period. Please click on the link below to share some audiobooks with your child.
Username: booksbooksbooks Password: ssjs
Try to spend some time outside every day even in bad 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).
Oti’s West End Wednesday.
I-Moves offering Free Dance Ideas!
South Durham Gym offering Online Tutorials with their ambassador Mercedes.
Dane Bates is offering Master Classes
Disney 10 minute shake-up
Super moves fitness.
3 month free membership to schools, pupils, parents, to experience yoga at home
Youth sport trust app TopYa is available to download too and they have a free access code which is 23880. The app is full of activities and challenges too.
Limit screen time Use this VERY sparingly and only after completing tasks or as a last resort.
Find time to play!
Educational learning resources:
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents free access code: parentstwinklhelps