COVID_19 and HOME SCHOOLING
The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on many parents trying to teach children while school is out. Schools across the country are cancelled or closed, some indefinitely, as COVID-19 continues to spread. This has left many parents stressed or confused about what to do with their children and how to keep them learning while they’re stuck at home. For many parents, teaching their kids at home is something they’ve never had to do before. So it’s important to remember that your home-schooling techniques, whatever they are, don’t have to be perfect or like regular school.
Home-schooling during the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t have to be taken so seriously.
BREAKS AND DOWNTIME Regular school has breaks and moments of downtime, remember to give them the same while they’re at home, when you’re struggling through a learning task, a quick 15-minute break can do wonders for both your patience and their ability to get through the material.
Kids should also still be getting some outside time, like they would during breaks.
MAKE A SCHEDULE It’s helpful to have a daily schedule that includes learning time, chores, meals and other activities
The teachers at Fox Hollies have been working hard to discover all sorts of interactive and accessible activities for you to do with your children at home, safely. Please see below for some ideas, please click on the links below (the links are green):
Twinkl Twinkl is offering every parent access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. Setting this up is really easy to do - go to twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS
Paw Print Family Challenge Packs are completely free to download and have been designed with you and your young people in mind. Each pack contains over 40 activity ideas and with handy hints and tips thrown in for good measure it's never been easier to provide adventure and skills for life
Maths and English Resources Here you can access interactive Maths and English activities for all abilities
Maths Support Provide your children with fun-filled mathematical learning at home, without the need to be a maths expert.
Carol Vorderman Maths Fun and interactive maths activities for ages 4-16
National Literacy Trust Lots of nice ideas to complete with your children around the topic of Literacy, reading, writing, speaking and listening. All sorts.
David Walliams Free Story Telling David Walliams is reading one of his stories every day for the next month. They are released at 10:00am every day.
Phonics This website will support in Phonics development, and offers a Free log in for the months of March and April
Audible Audible are giving parents free access to 500+ books and stories that your children can listen to and access
The Body Coach Joe Wicks is providing free PE lessons that he streams live at 9am every day. The link also allows you to access sessions from the past week, that you can open and complete
Sport England Sport England have launched a new campaign: ‘Stay In Workout’. There is lots of ideas on how to stay fit, for families, students and adults
Science Ideas and Resources If you fancy doing some scientific experiments with your children
Sensory Learning Ideas Some brilliant ideas that all our children can access from Inclusive Teaching
Makaton Resources Keep practising Makaton signing with these free resources that you can do in the home
The Parent Tool Kit At home resources for children, and their grown-ups
Money Saving Tips Here are some great money saving tips from Martin Lewis.
Please also see Class Pages, in the Pupil Area for more specific work that individual teachers have prepared for their students.
Thank you all
Fox Hollies School