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Isolation – A Guide to Working from Home

A collaborative page created by Year 6

As you know, Year 6 have been working from home for the last two weeks and we decided that we would take the positives from this latest challenge of 2020 and provide you guys with some helpful hints and tips for working from home.

What is isolation?

Self-isolation means you must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. 

It’s very important that you follow this advice even if you feel well, as symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear from your last contact with the person who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Self-isolating in this way will help protect your family, friends, the wider community and the NHS.

What learning did you have to do?

Each day, Mr Hunter would update the class blog on the website with our learning. The learning would include: one maths lesson, one english lesson, one reading lesson and one lesson from the wider curriculum. We could complete the work on paper or from printing the worksheets. When we had finished our learning we had to email pictures or the work to the new class homework email address. Mr Hunter would then reply with any extra help we needed or to say well done. Some of it was more difficult than at school because we don’t have a teacher to help us at home.

‘I did some learning everyday and my mam got in contact with Mr Hunter when I was finished.’ Timmy

Hints and Tips:

‘Have lots of breaks if you want to. My animals helped me to not get bored.’ Carly

‘Try to stay in a routine like school – it really helped me.’ Logan

‘Don’t forget to use the PowerPoints and videos to help with your learning.’ Connor

‘Sit in a room without a TV or games console to avoid any distractions.’

‘Act as if it is just another school day, have breaks at the usual time and stop for lunch’ Connor

FAQs:

How did you find it?

‘At first it was weird but now I find it normal. My mam has kept a strict routine which I think has helped me. Using the Internet is great because I can find all of my work, keep up to date and even keep in contact with Mr Hunter!! I can’t wait to get back to school but I know being in isolation has kept everyone safe including people I don’t even know.’ Logan

‘Abigail has taken her 14 day isolation in her stride; she is happy she can still do her school work and speaks to her friends on FaceTime. She is very happy to spend more time with family where she has been baking cakes and playing games to keep herself going. She can’t wait to go back to school and see everyone.’ Abigail’s Mam.

‘I found it easier during this isolation because the work was posted daily rather than weekly back in June. It was easier to follow this way.’ Dylan

What did you have to do?

‘I completed some learning everyday on my computer or from the work that my mam printed.’

What happened if you needed help?

‘If I needed help I asked my mam to help me first. If my mam couldn’t help, we would contact Mr Hunter to help’

Were you allowed to play X-Box or PlayStation?

‘If I was up early, I was allowed to play for a little while before learning. I wasn’t allowed to play again until I had finished all of my work.’

‘Using the Internet is great because I can find all of my work, keep up to date and even keep in contact with your teacher!! I can’t wait to get back to school but I know being in isolation has kept everyone safe including people I don’t even know.’

A little help from the animals in Carly’s house.

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