Home Learning Support for Parents
Although it is the Summer Holidays, you may find sticking to a routine can help children feel more secure and settled during this extended period of being at home. We would encourage you to work out a routine as a family that suits you. This will help children know when they are doing their home learning, having a break or doing something fun as a family. We recommend that children work for around 1 hour a day on their home learning. This does not have to be in one go and children should take short breaks during this time. Here are some resources to help you.
Talking to your children about Coronavirus
Children may be worried about the virus and what this means for them. It is important to discuss this with them. Here are some links to help explain the virus to children.
Coronavirus - A book for children. This book is illustrated by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of 'The Gruffalo.'
Helping your family to stay healthy
Government guidance says that the best way to prevent the spread of the virus is through good hygiene. We encourage families and children to take the following steps:
- Washing hands regularly is the most important thing you can do! Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use hand sanitiser.
- Keep your hands away from your face.
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue. If a tissue is not available, use the crook of your elbow.
- Throw tissues into the bin.
Use this video to help teach your children how to wash their hands correctly.
Exercise is very important in helping us stay healthy. Remember to practise safe social distancing and stay 2 metres away from anyone who you don't live with.
If you can't get outside, you can exercise at home. Here are some great links to youtube fitness videos.
Well-being and Mental Health
The Tower Hamlets Education Wellbeing Service have lots of ideas for helping you talk to your children about difficult topics such as grief, loss, racism and diversity.
Support for Parents
Other Activities to do at home
This is a unique opportunity for you to spend more quality time with your family. Here are some ideas to keep you busy!
- Completing house work altogether!
- Cooking and baking
- Learn how to play chess
- Painting and drawing
- Exploring London museums online
- Expanding your history knowledge
- Activities to support all subjects
- Reading together and listening to stories
- A walk around your local areas as part of your daily exercise
- Scrap-booking - keep memories of this unusual time!
- Family talent show
- Board games
- Activities for under 5s