Be prepared- Make sure you check that they have their timetable.
Ask them to create a visual timetable which is on their desk all of the time. They can refer to this every morning and make sure they are following their normal school day. This will also help them structure their day.
Create a workstation
Make sure your child has a quiet, distraction-free space to work. A place with a desk and comfortable chair. All of the things they may need throughout the day should be in this space including laptop / tablet device, workbooks, stationary, drink etc.
Balance the level of support
Think about a classroom environment. It is not possible for a teacher or teaching assistant to sit with one child for the whole lesson and this is the same for parents. Many of you will have your own work lives to balance around home learning. If they do find a lesson/task challenging, encourage them to email their teacher and ask for further support.
Encourage them to take regular breaks
Build in breaks between lessons – get your child to get up, move around, even do some dancing or yoga! Perhaps they need a drink or a snack too. Try to get outside whenever you can, even if it’s for a 10 minute walk around the block at lunch time.
Learn to adapt
It’s okay to change things up if something is not working. Teachers do this constantly throughout the day. Plans are always flexible. If an activity is too hard, think of ways to achieve the same goal, but in an easier way. Do not spend the weekend catching up on missed work – take each day as it comes.