Bedford teacher shares morning challenge with parents

The morning challenge covers a range of subjects for Key Stage 2

Thursday, 26th March 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 26th March 2020, 8:30 am

A Bedford teacher wants to share his website with parents who are teaching their children at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Daniel Wilson, from Livingstone Primary School, developed the website - which offers a daily 'morning' challenge' for Key Stage 2 primary school children - after he spent time travelling in Denmark and Finland and learnt about independent learning.

He is sharing the website after he saw Facebook posts from parents asking about what they should be doing at home.

The morning challenge website encourages independent learning

He said: "I really liked the idea of independent learning and what I had seen when I was out there, I wanted to incorporate that into my classroom.

"I developed the site to encourage independent learning for children, it works really well with my class and has been really popular with pupils who have continued to complete it over the past week from home.

"They have still been doing this every day and I have set up a blog where they can share their answers and get feedback.

"It's also used by approximately 500 schools around the world on a daily basis (in normal times).

"It is a fun, and educational way, for parents to do a little something every-day during these rubbish times"

Mr Wilson's class usually spends between ten and 20 minutes on the challenge in the morning.

The morning challenge covers a range of subjects, for more information visit: www.morningchallenge.co.uk.