Providing Structure and Maintaining Routines
In the event of a school closure, it will be important to maintain as many aspects of your daily routine as possible. Take some time to talk to your children about what the changes to routine will look like, and where possible, use the sample daily routines provided to set up your new learning from home structure.
Our teachers have provided a possible daily structure for students working from home. Should it become necessary for students to learn from home they will provide parents with a range of home learning activities. The sequence of learning activities will be provided via Connect and initially a paper based workbook.
Parents may choose to supplement the Literacy and Numeracy program by following the links to learning websites listed below.
Epic is a free digital library for children 12 and under. It provides instant access to 35 000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more.
Reading Eggs is offering 2 weeks of free access to their website. https://readingeggs.com.au/parents/signup/
Kids News is offering free daily school-day education tasks and fun activities to help parents and children who want to learn at home during the coronavirus disruption. The activities have been tailored into four categories for students in Prep to Grade 2; Years 3-4; Years 5-6; and Years 7-9 to allow for age-based learning. The resource has been created by teachers and is linked to the National Curriculum. https://www.kidsnews.com.au/
Origo is the whole-school mathematics program used at Makybe. They have created free, weekly, sequenced online lessons for parents to use at home. This is a fantastic resource for parents and we would highly recommend you take a look. Just follow the link ORIGO At Home
Dr Paul Swan
Dr Paul Swan has a maths website with a large range of free resources, including videos and games for primary aged students. https://drpaulswan.com.au/
Sample P-6 Home Learning Weekly Timetable
Parents Supporting Students Learning from Home
We would like to encourage parents to maintain a daily routine by:
- Waking your child and eating breakfast at the usual weekday times
- Provide your child with a work area that is located in an open, quiet space –especially when accessing online content
- Create a schedule for learning from home to provide your child with clear expectations about what their day will look like
- Use the schedule to talk with your child about the learning activities they will work on throughout the day
- Provide a balance throughout the day so that your child is not spending 8 hours a day using digital devices. Please see the Wellbeing section for some non-screen ideas. Additionally, spending time as a family, watching movies, reading stories and playing games is equally important
- Create time in your child’s daily routine for physical activity. Our PE team have provided ideas in the initial, paper based workbook and you can find some links under our Wellbeing section.
Please follow the link below to find additional information and resources about maintaining routines, transitions and maintaining a sense of community.