Virtual School Learning Day (March 2020)
An atypical Secondary home learning day would look significantly different from a primary day and hence it is not apt to share a 'timetable' outline. Nevertheless, we make a number of suggestions which may be helpful in supporting and guiding your child/ren's learning during this period.
Please note the 'Virtual School' Learning tools are available 24 Hours a day and teachers will be monitoring, setting work, assignments and so on throughout this period.
|1.||Students learn best when provided with a structured routine, recommended study times are:|
AM Study session: 10am - 12pm
PM Study session: 1pm - 4pm
|2.||It is essential that daily study routines are in place. Regularity helps to maintain the focus and discipline in student learning and aids attainment and progress.|
|3.||Students need regular breaks when learning online. Online study should take place through 30 – 40 minute 'learning sessions' with a short break in between each session.|
|4.||It is important to provide a space where children are able to study, free from distraction, where possible.|
This may be challenging where there are many children at home. A helpful approach is to provide a rota system for learning time, domestic chores, free-time and other activities.
A rota based system may be more effective for encouraging learning and study time for all children.
|5.||Reading is hugely beneficial to all children.|
Please ensure your child/ren are reading every day.
Reading a wide variety of texts is crucial. We would advise parents to provide as many reading materials at home as possible, this includes novels, information texts, newspapers and magazines.