Tips to keep up a level of school work at home
One of the vloggers on Instagram we like for beauty & fashion tips is Sinéad from @thebeauttruth.
Sinéad is a primary school teacher on maternity leave and has put together a great list on how to keep some level of school work or normality going at home. She is well worth a follow and this list below is with credit to her.
1) Don’t worry about progression on new topics. The best thing you can do is take out their maths book and go over old topics. Especially tables. Pick a topic every few days and print out a few worksheets for them to do. Revision is best here.
2) Join Mathlethics. This is a website packed full of maths games. Children can play against each other and work on all the skills that they will have already covered this year.
3) Pick out the next 2 reading comprehensions in their English reader. Listen to them read. Get them to do the topics in a new copy for home. Have a read over it yourself when they’re done. Spend a week on each story.
4) Read, Read, Read. This is the best time for kids to read as much as they can. Pick a good book. Download a summery for yourself. Most books have book club type questions for each chapter online. Have a chat with the kids about the books.
5) If your children are older, there are some excellent websites for coding. I use scratch when coding with the kids. There’s loads and loads of tutorials online like Scratch
6) Twinkl are offering a free month to parents. This website is incredible. It is full of printable for everything from pre schoolers upwards. You will find so much here
7)Pick a topic and get the kids to research and put together a project. This could be done the old fashioned way or using powerpoint or Prezi
8) Scoilnet Primary is another website with a wealth of worksheets and topics for researching.
9) Take 20 mins the night before to have stuff ready. Write the list