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How can I prepare my Reception or Year 1 child for their return to school?

How can I prepare my Reception or Year 1 child for their return to school?

I am worried because my child has been away from school for a long time. Yes, they have. In the mind of a young child it will feel like a lifetime. But, children adapt quickly and they will soon settle back in. One thing you might want to do is spend some time reminding them about their school. If you have pictures of their school/teachers/friends or pieces of work they have done at school, now could be a good time to get them out and talk about them.

How can I prepare my Year 6 child for their return to school?

How can I prepare my Year 6 child for their return to school?

Pupils in year 6 are in a ‘key transition year’. The government made the decision to open schools to help these pupils prepare for the end of primary school and the beginning of secondary school. The good news is that your child will have an opportunity to see some of their friends, teachers, staff and familiar environments before their primary school experience ends.

How can I support my child with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) while learning at home?

How can I support my child with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) while learning at home?

Interacting with your children is one of the most pleasurable experiences for any parent. Of course, if, like me, your children have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), these interactions can also be challenging. This blog is an attempt to share some of the ways we have tried to manage the lockdown as a family. However, I will not pretend that I have any magic solutions or dead set ways of succeeding.

How can I put together a home learning timetable?

How can I put together a home learning timetable?

Setting a timetable for each day can help to maintain a sense of routine during these uncertain and difficult times. Create a daily timetable with your child so that they feel they are involved in structuring their day. Don’t feel you need to replicate the school day. Create a timetable that works for you and your family.

How can I manage home learning behaviour?

How can I manage home learning behaviour?

These are difficult and challenging times for families. Many parents and carers are trying to juggle the demands of working from home while home-schooling their children. Parents and carers are contacting StarLine to ask for advice about what to do when their child refuses to do the work set by school.

How can we help children stay connected?

How can we help children stay connected?

Staying connected for children is extremely important during this time of lockdown. Routine and ‘normal’ life have been significantly disrupted for all families across the world. Early on in their lives, children are encouraged to engage in cooperative learning as they begin to develop important social skills.

What can I do on the Bank Holiday?

What can I do on the Bank Holiday?

This Friday (8th May) is a bank holiday. It’s important to look after our wellbeing, so why not use the day to unwind with family? Although we are under lockdown conditions, the bank holiday will give us the perfect chance to have some fun.

How do I balance work and home learning?

How do I balance work and home learning?

School closure and home-working bring demands that are difficult to juggle and can lead to parents feeling very stressed. Be kind to yourself! Nobody expects you to be an expert on curriculum or to replace your child’s teacher.