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Questions About Home Schooling
Questions About Home Schooling
How to structure your day during coronavirus school closures
The reality of educating your child at home for an unspecified period during the coronavirus pandemic can be daunting, to say the least.
It’s important to remember that nobody is expecting perfection. This situation is new to many of us – and we may never have considered home educating before.
It’s okay to have doubts and make mistakes, but having some structure to your day could help you and your child through the weeks ahead.
How much work should your child be doing each day?
Don't treat this time of school closure as a holiday as in normal circumstances, they would be in school learning everyday.
Nobody expects you to be working with your child from 9am until 3pm. This just isn’t practical, and is likely to end in tears – for you and your child!
During a typical school day, your child’s teacher splits their time between 30-odd pupils, whereas at home, they have your undivided attention, and fewer distractions.
In this one-to-one situation, far more learning can take place in half an hour than could possibly be achieved in a busy classroom at school – even if you’re not an expert home educator.
This means that your ‘school day’ doesn’t need to be six hours long. You’ll probably find your child gets through their home learning in a fraction of this time.
The amount of work your child should be doing each day is largely dependent on what their teacher sends home.
This will give you a good idea of the types of activities they have been doing at school, and how long they spend on them.
It’s likely that schools will send work home on a weekly or twice-weekly basis, rather than every day.
Our advice would be to decide which activities you’re going to attempt on which days.
As a guideline, we would suggest aiming for approximately 45 minutes of both Maths and English each day, give or take 15 minutes depending on your child’s age and ability.
You could also spend 15-20 minutes reading independently or listening to stories.
These are only suggested times: as a parent, you know best and know what is realistic to expect from your child.
How should you structure your day?
When it comes to planning your day, there’s no such thing as a right or wrong schedule, but try and keep to a routine.
Give regular breaks as young children cannot continue to concentrate for long periods of time, some children may work best if they work in short 15-minute bursts throughout the day. Generally speaking, the older the child, the longer they can stay on task and have more focused session.
Some will want to get their learning out of the way in the morning, but others may be more alert and ready to learn after a chilled-out morning and some lunch.
If your child is older and beginning to show independence, you may simply be able to give them their daily activities and let them choose when they complete them, but be clear that all the day’s activities need to be completed within a certain time frame.
Younger children will need more supervision, but the amount of work that they need to do, and the depth in which they explore it, will be short.
Despite not having to get to school, it’s still good practice for your child to be up, dressed and ready for the day by 9am.
Maintaining a regular waking time and bedtime will stop your days spiralling out of control and help your child to stay in a healthy routine for when they do return to school.
Suggested timetable for young children
9am - 9.30 - Language - reading and spelling
9.30 - 9.45 - Playtime (physical activity if possible)
9.45 - 10.30 - Writing (Phonics and letter formation)
10.30 - 10.45 - Playtime
10.45 - 11.30 - Maths activities
11.30 - 12.30 - Lunch
Afternoon - Creative work
A teacher's top tips for making home learning work
- Try not to worry about the limits of your own knowledge, and how you’ll be able to teach your children subjects and topics that you don’t understand yourself. Rather than letting it paralyses you, own up to the fact that you don’t know something, and use it as an opportunity to learn with your child. You might be surprised what they can teach you, and explaining their work to you will consolidate their knowledge.
- Don’t be too rigid in your approach to home learning. Many new home educators try to timetable the day as it would be at school, but this will lead to burn out and frustration for you and your child, as it’s far too intense. Trying to do too much will only deter your child from learning.
- There’s an abundance of information and guidance out there for parents, and with so many amazing resources at hand, there’s no reason why you can’t help to keep your child’s learning on track. It’s amazing what mathematical strategies can be understood by watching a well-made, reputable YouTube video!
- It’s normal for your child to behave differently for you than they would with their class teacher, so don’t be discouraged if they push back against home learning. Discuss the situation with them, and encourage them to help plan their learning activities. This will help them to feel like a partner in the process, rather than simply being made to do it by Mum or Dad.
- If your child struggles to adapt, try introducing activities slowly, starting with just one or two a day. You might also want to create a simple reward system to encourage them to complete activities.
- Plan breaks and free time around the learning activities. Encourage your child to play board games, build with Lego, play in the garden and bake. You’ll be surprised by how much English, Maths and Science can be incorporated into a good creative play session.
- Use Facebook groups like Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas and HE UK School Closure Support Forum to share ideas and support each other.
- Keep reminding yourself that there’s no single right way of doing this. This is a very unique set of circumstances, and we’ll all find a way through it in different ways. Remember, whether or not they’re engaged in homework, your child will be learning from you, and showing resilience, determination and flexibility will equip your child with skills for life.