From today we are setting lessons as per students timetables. All lessons, with the exception of History and PE in Years 7,8 and 9 ( due to staff illness) will have some live contact each lesson from the subject teacher. Whilst this is an improvement on just setting worksheets or tasks, we have become very […]
So here we are again. We are starting to get used to remote learning but it’s not easy or normal. Helping your child navigate online learning can still be quite daunting, especially when it’s placed on top of having to manage your own from-home workload. We’ve put this blog together to help you get through the next few weeks. A key thing to note is that virtual school, while a bit more familiar, is still a new concept so there will be challenges along the way. Giving you and your child regular breaks will help to hinder frustrations, improve their focus and keep things positive. It’s incredibly important not to be too hard on yourself! So how can we make the most of online learning? First of all, it’s a good idea to get into a routine that works for you and your child. Having a consistent schedule can help you both to get into the right mindset, especially if it reflects the school day they’re used to. Again, this is where making sure to plan breaks and breathers is crucial! This can consist of long lunch breaks with the chance to go outside, eat and completely detach from schoolwork, but also the allowance to take five in order to slow down and relieve stress when things are getting a bit more difficult. If possible, finding a space in your home that can be designated to schoolwork can also be really helpful, as it’s a great way to separate ‘school time’ and ‘home time’. On top of this, it can also help you to limit and control distractions. Lastly, consider setting achievable goals to motivate your child. For instance, splitting large projects into smaller tasks can make them appear less overwhelming, ultimately helping them to feel more confident and productive. It also helps to praise and reward good behaviour and finished tasks! This is by no means an exhaustive or prescriptive list, but hopefully you can make some use of these tips as we all try our best with our new normal.
The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form is here for one reason: to help all of our students realise their dreams.
To do this, we make sure that our young people feel part of our safe and caring community and challenge them to grasp every opportunity that their education offers. They can then leave us with the strongest possible set of exam results, outstanding inter-personal skills and a real understanding about where their passions and talents lie.
These are the qualities and traits that we think are critical to a good education. They open doors for young people, and the more doors that they have open - the more choices that they have.
At Wensleydale there are tangible outcomes to show that we are setting our standards high. Ofsted has praised the work that we do. Our exam results are on a very positive trajectory and exceed the national average, and we regularly compete and excel against schools much bigger than ourselves.
Our school at a glance
- Year 9 DT @twschool had to create 'marble runs' in today's lesson....awesome home schooling in action. Well done ev… https://t.co/7RwOjDPwr8
- If anyone has unwanted laptops or tablets that they would like to donate to us, please do get in touch. We have loa… https://t.co/3pEuJjPaDH
- Sadly I have had to close the school site today due to snow conditions @twschool . We will be back tomorrow!