5 tips to help you study at home



We’re back in lockdown again – which might mean it’s back to learning from home for some of us if you're at school, college or university. But how do you go from learning in a classroom to learning from your home?


Read our tips to make studying work for you at home –


1. BBC Bitesize


BBC Bitesize has lessons for both primary, secondary and for those older than 16! Try their lessons full of videos, quizzes and practice activities to help you with home learning. And even if you turn on the TV, starting on Monday 11 January, CBBC will broadcast three hours of primary school programmes from 9am every weekday. They will include BBC Bitesize Daily, as well as other much-loved shows with an educational twist, such as Our School, Celebrity Supply Teacher, Horrible Histories and more. This could be great especially if you have younger siblings at home or you look after a sibling.


They even have a page for support for a number of topics, from advice if you’re feeling a bit stressed and anxious, to tackling loneliness during lockdown.


2. Joe Wicks is back

Missing your PE lessons or feeling a bit cooped up inside? Joe Wicks is back with his daily PE lessons to get your body moving. You can watch and take part live with him in the mornings, or watch the videos after when you want to have a bit of a shake up.

Remember you can also leave the house even in lockdown for your daily exercise. Why not go for a walk around your neighborhood, see what nature you can find, or just get some fresh air and let off some steam.


P.E not your thing? Read our blog on yoga - great for the mind and the body.


3. Have a break from the screen

If you’ve got video lessons, and work to do online, it can mean you end up spending all day looking at a screen. Make sure you give your mind and eyes a break – maybe switch to reading a book, drawing, baking or taking the time to do something you enjoy like listening to a song and dancing.

Remember it’s okay to take breaks when you need them.


Read our blog on mindfulness crafts you can try, or some activities for staying busy at home during lockdown.


4. Eat good food

Don’t forget to eat! Your body (and your brain) needs fuel to help stay in top form. Plus, it’s difficult to focus when your stomach is growling. Try preparing some nice lunch the night before, or taking a break to make something you enjoy. Stuck for ideas? We've got an easy meal guide here.


5. Set up your study space


It's tempting to just work from bed or study cramped on the sofa with your laptop on your lap, but usually this doesn't work out to be a great position for studying or your body! Try finding a space in your house where you can focus, have a clear space, and organize all of your materials like pens or your laptop charger so you're prepared and not interrupted when you get into the flow!


Are you a parent or looking after a sibling?


If you suddenly find yourself having to be a teacher, there is help out there for you too! BBC Bitesize has a ‘Parents’ Toolkit’ full of advice and support for parents and guardians during the coronavirus pandemic.

And if you’re a parent carer, you can find information, advice and support on our main website here.


If you're a young adult carer, or think you might be, you can find information, advice and support on YACbook.co.uk.

For specific support around education, click here.

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