During the UK wide Covid-19/Coronavirus shutdown, children of everybody but Key Workers are at home along with their parents. This is to prevent the disease crossing to others, but also a way of making sure that everybody who should be at home, is at home. During this time, some schools have provided worksheet for children to help keep them up-to-date on their education.
As of last night (23-03-2020), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that movement is being severely restricted. People should stay home throughout the day and are only allowed to leave for the following reasons;
- To exercise once a day, in groups of no more than two people, unless you’re out with members of your household. While doing this, you should be keeping your distance from others not from your household.
- To shop for essential items, such as food. This should be kept to an absolute minimum.
- To fulfil any medical needs, either for yourself of those who are high risk.
- To travel to a place of work and back again, if working from home cannot be done.
It’s the end of day one of the newly announced restrictions and end of day two of parents home-schooling their children. Teachers and schools don’t expect you to be their teachers, however I’m sure keeping them entertained is becoming a bit of a challenge! Parents are rapidly searching for worksheets for children to complete in order to keep them away from the TV or XBOX for just 30 minutes longer.
I’m currently working from my home office in Warrington, away from the rest of the TreeBee team and whenever I can, I’m getting out into my garden to tend to my veg and plants. Feeling the sunshine on your face and getting fresh air is fantastic to keep you happy and grounded. There is scientific reasoning behind this – the Sun’s rays help your body make Vitamin D, which is important for bones, blood cells and your immune system, quite an important thing to have boosted, especially in the current crisis. The weather typically is glorious while we’re all stuck in our properties, while I can guarantee Spring next year will be miserable!
While being confined to my home office, I thought I’d create a worksheet for children, to encourage them out into the garden (or to use on your daily exercise time!) for some vital fresh air (and a vital cup of tea for parents!). Feel free to share and print out wherever you wish. I’m intending on bringing out a worksheet at least once a week, just to help you break the day up! Click on the link below, titled “TreeBee Society Minibeasts Worksheet 1” and print off/use on your tablet device.