With schools closing, parents are looking for ways to keep children entertained as well as continuing their learning.
To assist parents during these challenging times, we are providing some inspiration and have created timetables, useful information, and advice for parents on home learning.
We will be updating this page frequently so be sure to check back regularly and share.
If you, or anyone you know, needs inspiration for home learning you’ll find everything you need in our free timetables linked to free resources. They’ll be published every week until schools return, including ‘holidays’.
We know that many of you are working really hard to ensure that your children continue to learn during these challenging times. Here at Juniper Education we want to support you, and your children’s schools, as much as we can.
Along with our timetables for parents, every week day we will add a recommendation for a book, website, artefact or picture linked to a common theme. Each Friday we will set a challenge related to this theme.
It is expected that all pupils will be taught to read using phonics. In order to be able to support them effectively that means that parents also need a knowledge and understanding of basic phonics. That is particularly important at this current time when the majority of children are not in school.
This short presentation covers a few basic principles about phonics.
It’s understandable that you will have concerns over your child’s safety online at the moment. The dangers are no different to before the COVID-19 outbreak but the chances are that they will increase just because of the amount of time we are spending online and on social media. Take some time to look at the links within this article which will help you identify how your child might be at risk along with steps you can take to protect them.
This six-book challenge is designed to keep children KS1 – KS2 reading at home, to engage parents with their child’s reading and to make choosing a book a little bit easier.
Lockdown can be tough. We’re not used to being confined with the same people all the time. Relationships can strain. Children and young people’s behaviour can be challenging. It can be difficult to know how to have conversations about the COVID-19 Pandemic.
This page has links to resources that can help you, whether it’s a story to help explain what’s happening, advice about particular issues or a helpline for times of crisis. There is a wealth of help available to support you.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Keeping Your School Running Effectively: Specific guidance to assist school staff to plan, prepare and address the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).