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Be realistic about what you can do 

  • You're not expected to become teachers and your children aren't expected to learn as they do in school.
  • Giving your children some structure at home will help you.
  • Experiment, then take stock. What's working and what isn't? Ask your children, involve them too.
  • Share the load if there are 2 parents at home. Split the day into 2 hour slots and take turns so you can do your own work
  • Take care of your own health and wellbeing. 

 

 

Keep to a timetable wherever possible

  • Create and stick to a routine if you can. This is what children are used to.
  • Involve your children in setting the timetable where possible.
  • Check in with your children and try to keep to the timetable, but be flexible. If a task/activity is going well or they want more time, that's fine.
  • If you have more than 1 child at home, consider combining their timetables. For example, they might exercise and do maths together – see what works for you.

 

 

Make time for exercise and breaks throughout the day

  • Start each morning with a PE lesson at 9am with Joe Wicks
  • If you have a garden, use it regularly.
  • Get your children to write in a diary what they did each day

 

Other activities to keep children engaged throughout the day

  • Where you have more freedom in the timetable, make time for other activities. Add some creative time or watch a dance video from Go Noodle to get the heart-rate going.

Get your children to write postcards to their grandparents

  • Ask grandparents to listen to your children read on FaceTime (or ask grandparents to read to younger children)
  • Give them chores to do so they feel more responsible about the daily routine at home
  • Help you to cook 
  • Accept that they'll probably watch more TV/spend time on their phone – that's ok but you might want to set/agree some screen time limits

 

 

Examples of home-learning timetables

  • Horniman Primary School in Lewisham created this timetable for its parents
  • Five Minute Mum has a timetable including lots of activities for younger children

 

 

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