Miss School’s recommended resources
Ideally I’d like to encourage you to use the resources you have been sent from school, as this will enable teachers and students to have some continuity.
However, many people are finding the work they have been sent requires printing, or it is not enough to do, or it is inaccessible for some reason. Or, most distressingly, the work your children have been set is boring, and it’s causing arguments to try and get them to do it.
Don’t fall out over school work. All children are in the same boat at the moment. You cannot suddenly be a professional educator with years of training, experience and a wealth of resources at your fingertips. Your primary role is to care for your children’s wellbeing during this global crisis.
Have a look at some of the links below, and see if you can get your kids engaging with academic pursuits. If you are able, do the work with them and enjoy going off on research tangents.
- Advice on how to approach the coronavirus home schooling experience, from a school principal
- The National Theatre is going to stream a free play every Thursday at 7pm
- Primary and secondary STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) page that has adapted to suit the needs of homes during the coronavirus.
- Celebrities giving free daily help with all areas of education
- The Five Minute Mum has lots of lovely activities to do with under 5s
- This is a great page called The Virtual Teacher and has sprung up in response to the crisis, and has regular posts from parents and educators.
- It can feel overwhelming trying to home school your little ones using the materials sent home, and having to juggle 2 different curriculums. Here is an lovely example of a one-week programme of study to follow.