Advice for Parents
1. Don't try and replicate school
Nobody expects you to be working with your child from 9am until 3pm. This just isn’t practical, and is likely to end in tears – for you and your child!
During a typical school day, your child’s teacher splits their time between 30-odd pupils, whereas at home, they have your undivided attention, and fewer distractions.
In this one-to-one situation, far more learning can take place in half an hour than could possibly be achieved in a busy classroom at school.
This means that your ‘school day’ doesn’t need to be six hours long. You’ll probably find your child gets through their home learning in a fraction of this time.
2. Structure your day
A timetable is useful and for some necessary but it must work for you and your family. Will your children learn best early in the morning? Then do more academic work then and focus on play/being outside later or vice versa if you’re night owls.
I have attached a structured timetable, a less structured timetable and a blank timetable for you to choose which will work best for you and your family.