Weekly Subject Information

Subject Summary for Week Commencing 25.01.21​

Learning at Home – Suggested Schedule

We recommend that each school day you should spend the following amount of time on learning:

  • S1-3 pupils – 3 hours recommended
  • S4-6 pupils – 4 hours recommended

You can of course spend more time on learning.  Optional tasks and the ‘Idea of the Day’ can be used for additional learning. 

We recommend that you create a daily learning schedule to help structure your day.  Try to break learning up into blocks of 40 to 50 minutes and then take a 10 to 15 minute break.  The template below can be downloaded to create your own schedule. 

Useful Study Support Resources


Remote Learning: Learner and Parent Responsibilities

Mintlaw Academy Online Learning Protocols (January 2021)

Roles & Responsibilities – Learners

  • Dedicate appropriate time to learning, as guided by your teacher(s)
  • Check appropriate online platforms, as directed by the school, for information on courses, assignments, activities and resources daily.
  • Identify an appropriate space to study/learn.
  • Submit all assignments in accordance with provided timeline and/or due dates.
  • Be mindful of your social and emotional well-being.

Roles & Responsibilities – Parents

Support their child / children in their learning by:

  • Providing an environment conducive to learning (access to technology, appropriate study space during daytime).
  • Engaging in conversations on posted materials / assignments / activities.
  • Monitoring time spent engaging in online and offline learning, including variables such as preferred learning times (morning, afternoon, evening). Too much screen time must be avoided.
  • Support emotional balance by providing ample room and time for reflection, physical activity, conversation, and down-time.

Please follow the link below for some useful advice about the learning platforms your children will be engaging with and using.http://bit.ly/ShireDigitalSupport 

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