Remote Learning Support for Parents & Carers

Tips to support Parents & Carers with Remote Learning

We fully appreciate the difficulties involved with remote learning and we know how hard you are working to help your child at home. Below are some tips to help support your child to stay focused, motivated and to have a positive remote learning experience. There are useful websites and some short videos further down the page to help you to use Google Classroom. 

Create a timetable for the day ahead

Your child will benefit from having a clear plan for the learning that will take place each day, including when they can expect to have regular breaks. This provides structure and routine just like they would have in school. Involving your child with setting the schedule may help him/her to feel like you are working together and to stay motivated. For some children, a more visual timetable might help them to see what has been planned for the day and what is coming next.


See the Home School Protocol in the Remote Learning section of the school website for suggested timings for the day. Your child's teacher will provide a timetable of learning to take place for the week each Monday morning on Tapestry (Nursery & Reception) or Google Classroom (Years 1 to 6) to help you plan the week. 

Help your child to get into the right zone for learning. 

Your child will not learn well if he/she is not in the right zone for learning: children need to be in the green zone (see below) to be ready to learn. The four coloured zones classify feelings and behaviours and are a good way to help you to help your child to identify how they are feeling and which zone they are in. The links below contain strategies and suggestions for helping your child to get to the Green Zone so they are focused and ready to learn.

With use of this strategy over time, your child should be able to identify which zone he/she is in by him/herself and develop independence in getting back to the green zone. 

Plan lots of movement breaks 

Having something to look forward to in their breaks can help your child to stay motivated. Movement breaks are a great way to get the brain active again after sitting for a while. The increase in blood flow to the brain can help your child to refocus and concentrate on their next lesson or task. Dancing to music, doing a short workout or a walk outside are all good ways to fill the breaks so plan in plenty of them! See the link below entitled Movement and Home Fitness Cards for suggested movement activities easy to carry out at home. 

Useful Websites


Literacy programme to develop phonics, reading, writing and spelling skills. Pupils in Years 1 to 6 have a login. 


Engaging online maths programme including fluency and practice activities, challenge, problem-solving and reasoning activities with tutorial guidance. Pupils in Years 1 to 6 have a login. 

Timestables Rockstars:

Online programme to practise times table facts in a range of fun and engaging ways. Each class takes part in a Battle of the Bands competition each week. All pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 have a login. 

Purple Mash:

Supports learning in a range of subjects from Computing to Reading. Suitable for Reception, Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. All children have a login.

Phonics Play:

Phonic games to play.

BBC bitesize:

Extensive educational pregramme for each year group called 'Lockdown Learning'. Wide range of subjects and topics covered and can be accessed on television. Suitable for all.

Storyline Online: http://

A range of enagaging stories read by famous people with illustrations. 

Cbeebies Games:

A variety of educational games. More suitable for Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2


See below support links including short tutorial videos on how to use Google Classroom. 

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Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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