Home schooling? We’ve got free educational resources for you to use!
With companies asking employees to work from home and schools now closed, we’re aware that some of you as working parents and carers may be scrambling for ways in which to keep your kids entertained and learning whilst juggling your own workload – no mean feat!
At Speller Metcalfe we’re lucky to have our Process Manager and former secondary school P.E. teacher of 15 years, Laurence Speller, on hand. He has some great tips for home schooling with links to download Speller Metcalfe’s educational resources. These activities have been designed in collaboration with qualified teachers for a range of ages to help keep your children’s minds stimulated as well as hopefully providing you with some much-needed quiet time to work.
My Home Schooling Top Tips
1) Make the most of any outdoor space you have safe access to for learning and physical activity. This will help keep your children motivated, focused and enhance their physical and mental health.
Joe Wickes is delivering a 30-minute P.E. session from 9am Monday to Friday for free via his Youtube channel. Being online, you have the flexibility to take these exercise classes indoors or outdoors. Simply visit The Body Coach TV .
2) Don’t shy away from social media. Used in the right way it can help you with activities and lessons for your children.
Visit SaveWithStories Instagram page to see Hollywood stars reading their favourite children’s books.
3) Create a realistic weekly schedule together, prioritising the core subjects in the morning such as Maths, English and Science. It’s also important to include breaks for socialising and play time.
As your children can’t play with their friends, maybe build in some Face Time or Skype sessions so they can keep in touch.
4) Introduce a new subject to their learning schedule which they might not have tried before such as cooking, coding or learning a new language.
“I think my main tip is that parents should treat the day like a school day. Particularly for the kids as they need routine. Ours have been getting their PE kits on for PE, sitting at the table to do the work, forest school in the garden and making bug dens.”
Download Speller Metcalfe’s educational resources below which covers a whole range of subjects, as well as themes linked specifically to the construction industry.
Teach with these resources
Create your own Dream Machine
Showcase your entrepreneurism and design skills by creating your own ‘dream machine’.
Maths in Construction
These lessons are designed to illustrate how maths is used within the construction industry.
Buzz Sitegear Activity Pack
Visit our Buzz Sitegear website to teach children about safety and construction with games and a downloadable activity book.