During the coronavirus lockdowns, most pupils were learning at home. Now, even though most have returned to school, some pupils may still be home learning.
If you’re shielding or having to self isolate for example, you may have to continue doing your school work from home.
Your school will understand that coronavirus and home learning be difficult for all sorts of reasons, like:
- finding it hard to learn without your teacher to help you;
- not having the right info or equipment at home;
- not having a quiet space at home to work;
- distractions like noisy siblings or people messaging you;
- having a support need that makes it hard to concentrate like dyslexia, ADHD or autism;
- having caring responsibilities at home that take up a lot of your time;
- finding it difficult that most pupils have returned to school.
Tips from teachers for pupils still home learning during coronavirus
- Be kind to yourself – this is not a normal situation and it’s ok not to feel ok about it all.
- When you’re home learning, try working for 25 minutes then having a 5 minute break – it’s more productive.
- If you have questions about the work set by teachers, look at your school’s guidelines about home learning and contact them if you need to. Remember that even when they aren’t seeing you, your teachers are still thinking of you and are there for you as best they can be.
If you’re struggling to do the home learning set by teachers, it’s important to find a way to tell them.
They should understand that it can be difficult and may be able to make suggestions that will help. If you don’t want to tell them, ask an adult you trust to get in touch with the school.
Also, remember that the adults who help care for you can get advice about extra support for learning from Enquire – our helpline for parents, carers and professionals.