Help primary school children continue their education during coronavirus (COVID-19)
While staying at home due to coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and carers will be concerned about their children’s education and the impact of missing school.
No one expects parents to act as teachers, or to provide the activities and feedback that a school would. Speak to your school who will be planning work for your child to do. Parents and carers should do their best to help children and support their learning.
Do not worry about trying to maintain a full routine for your child like they had at school. But children will feel more comfortable and learn better with a predictable routine to the day, even if this is difficult.
When schools provide children with work they may give you advice on how to structure the day. But generally, you should try to make sure that they:
Your child’s school may set them work that can be done on a digital device such as a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone.
Set age-appropriate parental controls on any devices your child is using and supervise their use of websites and apps. See advice on keeping them safe online and talk to your child about online safety.
Digital devices are not the only way to learn. Manage screen time with a timer and break up screen time by getting your child to:
see the link below or your childs class pages for more detail.