Stevenage parents go back to school as pupils embrace first week of home learning

Mum Toni has got her kids dancing as part of PE class. Picture: Toni Hanslow

Mum Toni has got her kids dancing as part of PE class. Picture: Toni Hanslow - Credit: Archant

Parents and carers in Stevenage have been sharing their home-school snaps this week, as children across the country learn their times tables from kitchen tables.

Mum Charlotte said her home-schooling room today was "manic" and will take "a few days to get use to

Mum Charlotte said her home-schooling room today was "manic" and will take "a few days to get use to." Picture: Charlotte Ward - Credit: Archant

In true wartime spirit, the Stevenage community has embraced the challenge set by the government – that pupils must now continue their studies from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Parents and carers have drawn up schedules and led PE classes with the help of Joe Wicks, all to keep children busy – and keep hands away from the biscuit tin.

Mum Faye helping with Maths questions - but not empty stomachs. Picture: Faye Gregory

Mum Faye helping with Maths questions - but not empty stomachs. Picture: Faye Gregory - Credit: Archant

Mum-of-three Rae Lou Clark, says home learning has left her “screaming hourly” into her “ever-decreasing toilet roll supply.”

“Everyone needs to wee all the time. And when they don’t want to wee, they want to eat,” Rae weeps. “All home-school parents are unsung heroes. I feel my brain has crashed.”

Stevenage residents and families have been showing their love for our key workers. Picture: Kayleigh

Stevenage residents and families have been showing their love for our key workers. Picture: Kayleigh Taylor - Credit: Archant


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Victoria Bird said that no one – in her class of one – “had been expelled just yet,” but admitted there was “a mini meltdown when the Mathswatch server crashed.”

Meanwhile, mum Kayleigh and her two star pupils made a rainbow banner outside their house “to cheer people up and cheer on our amazing NHS workers!”

Mum Jenni's weekly plan for her son who has special needs. Picture: Jenni Dowse

Mum Jenni's weekly plan for her son who has special needs. Picture: Jenni Dowse - Credit: Archant

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Mum Claire said she has "various activities planned throughout the day." Picture: Claire Holden

Mum Claire said she has "various activities planned throughout the day." Picture: Claire Holden - Credit: Archant

Mum Kayleigh's impeccably behaved three children around the kitchen table. Picture: Kayleigh Rider

Mum Kayleigh's impeccably behaved three children around the kitchen table. Picture: Kayleigh Rider - Credit: Archant

Mum Claire said she has "various activities planned throughout the day." Picture: Claire Holden

Mum Claire said she has "various activities planned throughout the day." Picture: Claire Holden - Credit: Archant

Mum Nicole has been building a pirate ship as part of art and design class. Picture: Nicole Sweeney

Mum Nicole has been building a pirate ship as part of art and design class. Picture: Nicole Sweeney - Credit: Archant

Carly and her children painting rainbows. Picture: Carly Stacey

Carly and her children painting rainbows. Picture: Carly Stacey - Credit: Archant

Mum Toni's schedue for the day's learning. Picture: Toni Hanslow

Mum Toni's schedue for the day's learning. Picture: Toni Hanslow - Credit: Archant

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