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Mumsnet Zoomchat: Teachers answer your questions about lockdown learning and the return to school
JuliaMumsnet · 17/02/2021 11:20
According to the news coverage, it’s possible that some school years - and maybe even all school years - will be fully returning to school in March. As well as a not insignificant amount of relief (!) - there’s also some anxiety about the potential return to school. Perhaps you’re feeling apprehensive about your child transitioning from home learning, or worried that your child hasn’t progressed as they otherwise would have done, and are looking for ways to help them slot back in. Perhaps you just have some questions about curriculum topics or the best ways to support your child’s learning, or ways you could help them make more progress.
If any of that sounds like you, you might be interested to hear that we’ll be holding a Zoomchat with EdPlace’s qualified teachers, where you can ask all your questions. The Zoomchat will be taking place on Tuesday 23 February at 7pm, and you can book your place now by registering here.
Answering your questions will be:
Donna, a headteacher
Nikki, head of content at EdPlace and ex-teacher and head of department
Will, CEO and founder of EdPlace.
We know lots of you have questions about your children’s education. EdPlace was Mumsnetters’ most-purchased learning app of 2020. Their National Tutoring Programme approved assessments and activities are being used in schools across the UK to help students catch up and provide teachers and parents with clear visibility on their current academic level.
Places are limited (only 100 available) so register now for free and ask your questions live
(Please note: if you join the Zoomchat your camera will be turned off by default. Your screen name will be visible, so consider whether you’re happy to use your RL name or want to use your MN posting name, or something else entirely. We might ask you to turn your audio on if you want to read your question out ‘live’.)
Edited by MNHQ to add more info
ArabellaScott · 20/02/2021 11:29
I'm in Scotland, so things are different - I'll leave the zoomchat to women who will benefit more directly from it.
I just wanted to say that I really hope the children are given plenty of time and space to play. Especially the youngest. They are so sorely in need of it, and without time and consideration given to their social and emotional needs, their mental health issues will mean academic needs will be virtually immaterial. Children have suffered and are suffering from the isolation, uncertainty and stress of the past year. They really need support to recover.
I really hope damage isn't done in the name of 'catch up'.
YouAreYourBestThing · 22/02/2021 21:07
I'm a Year 2 teacher ((England) and I've had a 'bubble' of between 17 and 24 children in each day all through this lockdown, as well as live teaching on Teams every day. I'm relieved at tonight's announcement that children will be back on the 8th. It's been incredibly challenging for all of us...parents, staff and children both in and out of school. I just hope that infection rates keep going down...my bubble popped 3 times between October and December! We can't keep doing this 🤷♀️
JuliaMumsnet · 23/02/2021 09:22
Hello - sign-ups were a little bit slow on this one and we think we might have got the timing wrong, so for now we're going to postpone it.
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