Expectations Learning at Home
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Formally educating at home is a new challenge for everyone. Be patient with each other as you get into this new routine and try to make the most of the time you have together.
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Please follow the advice below to make the most of this situation.
Expectations for parents and carers:
- Keep a routine. Getting up, washed and dressed is good for everyone’s mental health and helps keep a bit of normality
- Make a learning space in your home. Preferably with a table and chair that your children to comfortably work at
- Make the day work for you - choose to do learning at a time that will be at its best for everyone
- Break up learning into small manageable chunks with breaks to rest, play and be active inbetween
- Check the class webpage daily where your child’s class teacher will upload daily tasks for your child to complete
- If accessing the internet is difficult, make use of the workbooks we've provided for your child
- Give your children help and support where they need it, but make sure you don’t do their work for them. Learning to work independently is really important
- Spend time going over the work your children have completed independently. This is often a great opportunity for learning as you can show them mistakes they’re making and how to improve this
- Make sure your children do some physical activity each day
- Use this unusual situation as an opportunity to have some quality family time together – bake cakes, talk and laugh together!
- Allow time for your child to pursue their own interests as well as the work we’ve set
Expectations for children:
- Please settle down to your learning quickly when your family asks you to
- Check our class webpages daily to see the tasks your teachers have set for you
- Most activities we’ve set are similar to ones we do in school – explain to your family how these work
- Try your hardest and make sure you produce work that you, your family and teachers would be proud of
- Spend some time each day developing one of your own interests whether that is dance, playing an instrument, animal care, becoming a magician – anything! Pick one thing and work to become an absolute expert in it
- Be kind to each other. You will be spending a lot more time with your siblings and being patient will make that nicer for everyone!