5 tips for effective home learning.

As we begin the Summer Term in a slightly way to how we may have imagined it, we’ve creatively adapted to bring learning to pupils in their own homes. 

Starting with our 5 tips for effective remote learning, we’ll be sharing a series of blogs, helpful advice and useful information each week to ensure pupils are inspired to learn just as much as if they are in school.

  • Structure 

Take time to agree a timetable for the day and allow for scheduled breaks and lunchtime to reflect a normal school day. Split the day up into sections and outline work that needs be to completed within this timeframe. This sets clear expectations and offers a clear structure to the day ahead. 

  • A Quiet Place to Learn

Set-up a quiet, comfortable and calm space for learning. A place where pupils can concentrate and get the best out of lessons delivered remotely. Ensure the area is well equipped with necessities for the working day including pens, pencils, paper and books. This will minimise distractions and allow pupils to remain focused during lessons. There should be no television, loud music or mobile phones during study time.

  • Monitor Screen Time 

Although lessons will rely on technology, not everything will be learnt through a computer. There may be occasions when teachers assign pupils with a task or challenge that allows them to explore the garden or take time away to create a fantastic piece of art work or musical piece. 

  • Have Fun 

Take this opportunity to hone IT skills and think creatively. It’s a relatively new way of working for us all, therefore we must embrace it. It’ll take a while getting used to, but it’ll certainly become easier in time. Parents and pupils will be supported through this transition to ensure learning remotely is a positive and enjoyable experience. 

  • Stay Connected 

Staff will be in contact with pupils throughout the Summer Term as they would be at school, the only difference being is that it will be remotely. Having said that, we want to highlight the importance of pupils keeping in contact with their friends. It’s important to ensure pupils stay well connected with their friendship groups and involve a wider circle of friends to maintain a sense of normality.