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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Home Schooling Resources

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 them 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, experts tell media outlets.

HAVE FUN

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.

RESOURCES

There are many resources to help keep children learning while out of school, here you will find resources you can use to help your child’s learning.

Widgit Online - You can use Widgit Online to create both print and interactive materials from a range of easy-to-use templates or from scratch using our intuitive document writer. 

Pawprint Badges - 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.

The Imagination Tree - STAY AT HOME SURVIVAL GUIDE

World eBook - Access to over 2,500 ebooks and World Book ® exclusive content - Note: application only works on smart phones and tablets!

  • Access to 460 proprietary World Book eBooks, exclusively for your patrons!
  • Unlimited simultaneous users per book and unlimited renewals per user.

60 Second physical activity challenge - A fun ‘compete against yourself’ approach to physical activity with a focus on resilience and perseverance and the aim to achieve bronze, silver or gold medal aims. We have a range of activity cards and videos.