Studying at Home
Learning at home is very different from being at school, accepting that there are more distractions is important. Managing these distractions and keeping them to a minimum needs to be part of your daily planning.
The Study at Home booklet below, will provide you with guidance on how to create a distraction-free environment, maintain focus and plan your time effectively.
The Wellbeing Journal
According to the World Health Organisation mental health is ‘a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.’
We have compiled a downloadable ‘Wellbeing Journal and Mindfulness Activities’ booklet. We feel that, while it is important for students to continue with their learning at home, it is equally important that they take care of their mental health and wellbeing.
This booklet focuses on several key aspects of wellbeing, including: self-esteem, resilience, anxiety and mindfulness. It references published books and strategies that have proven successful.
As family is important, we have compiled a ‘challenges’ section, that can be fun for everyone to get involved in. We will be running competitions for photographed entries sent to email@example.com.
Finally, there is a section dedicated to self-help applications that can be used on mobile and tablet devices.
The Weekly Bulletin
Click here to view. The Day is a groundbreaking daily news service and educational resource for use in schools across the country. Our unique approach to the news puts the needs of teachers, students and the wider community first. Where mainstream media fails us, The Day educates us.
Read & Write
For any student who is struggling to complete their work independently due to finding it hard to read and/or write, then please encourage them to add 'Read&Write for Google Chrome' to their browser. 'Read&Write for Google Chrome' is an extension with a range of features that aid students in their learning: the two main features are that it reads words and sentences for your child, or carries out dictation, where your child talks into the microphone and the computer types what he/she have said.
Please click on the video or written guide for more information. If anyone has any further questions or needs help setting this up, please email Mr D Borwell, General Teaching Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org