Remote Learning

Term Six Remote Learning

Remote learning

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The current situation has changed our family lives and routines and this lockdown period is bringing new emotions and feelings to all of us.

This experience will be different for everyone. Some of us are having to do our best juggling acts at the moment, missing friends and family that we love or craving routine and normality and feeling a bit lonely.

At the moment there is so much information and headline news and the thought of change coming again that our feelings and emotions go into overdrive!

The biggest message out at the moment is that all these feelings are ok and that with the changes we have made to our everyday lives, it would be very strange not to be feeling low, anxious and upset to name but a few emotions and feelings. Focusing on our health and well-being is important and even more so in these times of uncertainty.

We just wanted to share some of the top tips that we have been sent and link some of the websites we have been sent as well.

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While staying at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be concerned about your children’s education and the effect of missing school. No one expects parents to act as teachers, or to provide the activities and feedback that a school would. Just do your best to help your children and support their learning.

Alongside the work being set above, try using these online educational resources which have been recommended by teachers and school leaders.

Educational programmes to help primary school children learn at home are available from the BBC.

Structuring the day

Do not worry about trying to keep your child to the full routine they had at school. However, children will feel more comfortable and learn better with a predictable routine to the day, even if this is difficult.

Try to make sure that your children:

  • get up and go to bed at the same time each day
  • have regular meal times
  • have regular breaks
  • make time to be active – children are used to regular play at lunch and break times

Using digital devices

Set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices your child uses and supervise their use of websites and apps. See advice on keeping them safe online and talk to your child about online safety.

Reducing screen time

Digital devices are not the only way to learn. Manage screen time with a timer and break up screen time by getting your child to:

  • use books and other printed materials that their school has provided or that you have at home
  • write by hand – try asking them to complete work by hand, write a diary, a summary of things they have done each day or ‘to do’ lists
  • be active and get away from the screen regularly – see these physical activity resources for primary school children
  • stop using digital devices at least an hour before bed

Reception, year 1 and year 2 children

The best way to help children aged 4 to 7 learn is to:

  • sit with them as they work
  • do active and practical things, rather than trying to make them sit and listen for long periods
  • try to break down the work into shorter periods, based on how long they can concentrate
  • take frequent breaks
  • praise or reward them when they do well

Talking

Talk with your child throughout the day and explain new words. For example, discuss the things you are doing and pick out words that might be new to them.

Reading together

When you read with your child try to:

  • express the emotion in the story
  • give colour to the characters using voices, tone and pace
  • discuss the things you are reading
  • explain any new words and ask your child to say them out loud

You can make a story more interesting and help your child develop their understanding of a book by linking what you are reading to real life. For example, while reading about Cinderella going to the ball, talk about how a ball is similar to a birthday party.

Ask your child questions about what you are reading as you go. For example:

  • ask some questions that only need a short answer, such as what colour something is, or the name of a character
  • ask some questions that need a longer answer, such as how a character is feeling
  • ask them to tell you what has happened in the story so far and what might happen next

Libraries are currently closed, but you can find digital services they are providing at Libraries Connected.

Phonics

Phonics is a method schools use to teach children how to read quickly and skilfully.

Writing

Help your child to practise their writing. For younger children this might include forming letters and being familiar with pens and pencils, while for older children it could include writing stories.

Ask your child to write about their day-to-day experiences of being at home, or to write letters to send to family members.

Numbers

Practise counting and numbers with your child. This does not always have to be a planned activity. For example, count things around the house while you are doing other things like cooking or cleaning.

See a list of resources to help with maths recommended by teachers and school leaders.

Year 3 to 6 children

The best way to help children aged 7 to 11 learn is to:

  • give them support and direction, but encourage them to do work independently too
  • include active and practical things, rather than trying to make them sit and work for long periods
  • try to break down the work into shorter periods, based on how long they can concentrate
  • take frequent breaks
  • praise or reward them when they do well

To check if they are learning try to:

  • ask them questions as they go
  • talk about things they learned

Reading

Talk to your child about what they are reading. This will help them understand what they have read. Try to encourage them to read for fun, as well as reading for school.

Ask your child questions about what they are reading. For example:

  • ask questions that make them think about the story, such as how a character is feeling
  • ask them to tell you what has happened in the story so far

Libraries are currently closed, however, you can find digital services they are providing at Libraries Connected.

Writing

Try to help your child practise their writing. Using pen and paper will help them be ready for when they return to the classroom.

Information for parents of year 6 children

Year 6 children (aged 10 to 11) should continue the work set for them by school.

To prepare for going to secondary school this can be a good time for them to follow their own interests. For example, for:

  • history, by visiting the English Heritage website to explore England’s history
  • geography, by researching other countries
  • science, by finding out more about the human body on BBC Bitesize
  • art, by trying the activities on TATE Kids