Everyone is dealing with this situation in their own ways, and that's ok! Some of you might prefer to 'go with the flow' and some of you have asked for a more specific timetable.
If you're just going with it and taking each day as it comes, that's absolutely fine but if you would like to have a more structured routine then I hope that you find the suggested schedule below helpful.
Please remember, you've always been your child's teacher- you can do this!
Remember that it is really important to work together, especially at this time. Here are a few things that are great jobs for children to help out with at home!
* Setting the table for meals
* Helping to prepare meals (remember to wash hands!)
* Feeding pets
* Folding laundry
* Sorting washing into colours and loading them into the washing machine
* Loading the dishwasher or drying dishes
* Dusting/ wiping down surfaces, and hoovering
* Washing the car or outside toys/ furniture
* Setting up their homework space
* Tidying toys and books
* Writing shopping lists/ helping with online shopping orders
Suggested Nursery Schedule
* 10-15 minutes sharing a story together
* 5-10 minutes of Phonics - focus on listening, rhyming, alliteration and songs, stories and rhymes with actions and props (Phase 1 Letters and Sounds)
* 10 minutes of Maths - be as practical as possible and focus on using number names, counting objects saying one number at a time, solving number shape space and measure problems, ordering things by size and so on...
* As much time as you like playing together, chatting together, being active indoors and outdoors, exploring things that you can see and hear in the garden or in a safe outdoor space away from others, and being creative.
Suggested Reception Schedule
* 15-20 minutes of Phonics Phases 2-3 to include letter recognition, tricky and common word recognition, letter formation and word/sentence building.
* 15 minutes reading to a grown up
* 15-20 minutes of Maths - be practical, practise number, shape space and measure skills, and use Mathletics with and without support
* Be active as much as you can, both indoors and outdoors where possible
* Spend some time being creative (art, music, dance, role play/ imaginative play)
* Investigate and explore - do some science experiments, explore nature in your garden or nearest safe outdoor space, read and watch information books and documentaries to learn about the wider world
* Play and enjoy time together, talking and sharing ideas and thoughts, palying board games or doing a hobby together