Home Setup

It is important that the conditions are suitable for children to be able to learn at home. At Ark Atwood, your children are used to a structure timetable to facilitate learning. Clearly this cannot be fully replicated at home but these considerations should support you in facilitating successful learning at home:

  1. Work out your working hours, timetable and dedicated learning space.
  2. Set ground rules and expectations around independent work from the outset. For example, how much work is needed before break; how long will breaks be; set times for independent work (a timer might be helpful); what time working should end; and continually refer to expectations about presentation of work.
  3. Provide time for physical exercise breaks and offline time. (Go Noodle is a good website for brain breaks, indoor workouts, dance routines etc / the Body Coach will be doing live workouts at 9am every day and these will be streamed for children on Youtube)
  4. The table below provides an example timetable based on the Atwood timetable. Timings are suggested and would be extended/reduced depending on the age of your child/children.


Time Activity
9.00am - 9.30am PE/Exercise
9.30am - 10.00am Maths
10.00am - 10.15am Break
10.15am - 11.00am Reading
11.00am - 11.15am Movement Break
11.15am - 12.00pm Literacy/Writing
12.00pm - 12.30pm Lunch
12.30pm - 1.15pm Humanities (History or Geography)
1.15pm - 1.30pm Break
1.30pm - 2.15pm Spanish
2.15pm - 3.00pm Science