St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
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We're sure that everyone is now starting to come to terms with the new arrangement. Many parents are wanting to make sure that their child is productive at home whilst trying to maintain a good relationship at the same time. For this reason, we can share some suggestion that could help you with your daily routine. We will include some 'Daily Menu' activity ideas for your class, and will publish these here tomorrow. These are suggested activities and can be useful in ensuring that your child still feels connected to their school. At the same time, we know that this is a very different situation and so this needs to also be considered.
Here are a few thoughts when working with your child at home.
- Put your relationship first. Your child may need a bit of down time and the trick will be to get the balance right. Try and agree a plan together rather than telling them what to do.
-Keep the routine. Early nights and up at a decent hour.
-Try not to use the term 'homework'.
-Read, read, read. Put in a daily reading session and stick to it. This is the number one skill and would be the best thing that you can do. If they return to school a better reader, then this time has been well spent. This goes for all ages.
-Amazon audible are now streaming free books whilst schools are closed. Classic stories for free here: https://stories.audible.com/
-Have an hour a day on DB primary or Education City. It can be great for your child to communicate with friends, to email ech other and their teacher as well as playing games.
-Play board games. There’s lots of really great developmental value in a game - language, maths, critical thinking. Anything from Guess Who to Monopoly. You can also get these on the Xbox if needs be.
-Cook tea. Make the meals together and learn how to bake or cook.
-Paint and build. Lego is incredibly educational. Give your child a challenge each day of something to build. You could take pictures or make stop-motion animation videos on your phone.
-Go Noodle. A super funky online dance and exercise website that's free. The children love doing this at school and it also has meditation and mindfulness.
-Create a Powerpoint. Let your child make a Powerpoint about something that they are interested in. They can upload it or present it to you. The children at school love Powerpoint!
-Create a journal. This would be a book to write stories, to draw or to document.
-TTRockstars. Times tables are a core skill. Like reading, it's a life skill.
There will be lots more ideas forthcoming from the staff, but these may help you to have a happy and productive household.
Whole School Activites
These are for the whole family, grown ups too!
Your Daily Menu's
Every class has a 'Daily Menu' of suggested activities to help to keep your child busy. These will be changed regularly.