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AoWW last won the day on 16 July 2011

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About AoWW

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    Canary Country. Occasionally, I even get let out for good behaviour!
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    stuff... more stuff... random stuff...
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  1. AoWW

    Corona Virus

    Ignore 'em or, if you're feeling charitable, explain your point of view to the school. All this is a steep learning curve for everyone and they sound over-zealous. Do what you reasonably can to keep your kids' education ticking over but mostly enjoy your time with them. Use this time to teach them practical skills and allow them to find/pursue their own interests.
  2. AoWW

    Corona Virus

    Sadly, lots of people don't have that option.
  3. AoWW

    Corona Virus

    That's great that he's found something he really enjoys. As well as creating games, he might enjoy some of these STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) challenges, too: https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html?gclid=CjwKCAjw3-bzBRBhEiwAgnnLCuzmYtILHVIH5z_a_ie6d48HHnfct6sEdkSajP3tgCEDwmmgJZkkShoCEvoQAvD_BwE
  4. AoWW

    Corona Virus

    The packs should help to give you things to work through, too. Seriously, though, if I can be of any help (I'm a KS2 teacher) do post on here or message me - I'm happy to try and help, and I realise how daunting it is for many parents. Imagine you were doing this with a class of 30 and the chances are you'll appreciate their teachers more in future! As for daily structure, involve your kids in drawing up a timetable that works for all of you. It doesn't all have to be 'proper' teaching - take the opportunity to teach them some useful life skills too and just enjoy spending time with them. Tech is fine - and there's loads of useful online learning out there - just use it in moderation.
  5. AoWW

    Corona Virus

    These should help to begin with... https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents/extra-subjects-parents/school-closures-category-free-resources-parents (loads of stuff on here and free to sign up at the mo for parents) https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/coronavirus-making-the-most-of-home-learning/ https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize Has your school sent home any learning packs, or similar? If not, PM me your email address and I'll see what I can come up with What year groups are your kids in? If you need help with anything specific, feel free to PM me.
  6. AoWW

    Corona Virus

    She didn't really give much of a reason although she obviously genuinely felt it was essential. She said something about it being necessary for people's mental health! Fortunately I've become very good at having one (honest but inappropriate) dialogue going on in my head while another (more professional) version comes out of my mouth.
  7. AoWW

    Corona Virus

    Hello! Yep, she was completely serious.
  8. AoWW

    Corona Virus

    Some of the so-called 'key-workers' trying to send their kids to school is ridiculous. I've had one parent arguing that her role as a nail tech is 'essential'. I'm putting my own and my family's health at risk by going in to work to teach these children. I can understand the need if parents really are playing an essential role and have no alternatives but the people trying to play the system because they don't want their children at home is shocking.
  9. Premier league suspended til 3rd April https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51867989
  10. Seriously? Nobody's decorated in here or even tidied up in all this time. Shameless.
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