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Seize the Summer

b1675fe186f78be4a227e4ddf2e15565.jpgThe summer holidays are a great opportunity for families to spend time together. However, it can also be a time when children forget some of the skills they have mastered at school.

Miss Evans, a year 6 teacher, stated “Teachers often find that children begin the new school year having forgotten key skills. It is important that children have opportunities over the summer break to continue to develop their abilities.” With this in mind, Charlotte Gater, Head of Curriculum at Explore Learning, has put together her top tips of how your child can seize the summer. 

Start a blog:
Give your child a little notebook to jot ideas down whilst you are out and about, then write up what you’ve done. Take lots of pictures as these are a great tool to help children who find writing tricky. Encourage them to describe what is happening in the picture to get their creative ideas flowing.

Send a postcard:
Let your friends and family know what you’ve been up to. They’re only short so are a wonderful way to get a bit of writing going during the holidays. If your child is reluctant to write by hand, then why not try a postcard app like ‘By Post’? They can take their own pictures to make into postcards and type their message. 

Read, read and read some more:
Pop a book in your bag so you can use this when travelling on days out. Just 10 minutes of shared reading a day f19503e20e65ff30cc83210c6343a455.jpgcan have a great impact on your child’s progress. 

Play some games:
These are great for so many reasons, from developing language to improving memory skills. Need some new games? Have a scavenger hunt in local charity shops to see who in the family can find the best game.

Tuition:
To keep your children progressing over the summer, a tuition centre is a great option. Prevent a battle ground of getting children to do work at home and get them along to a tuition centre where there are lots of other children getting involved. 

Over the summer we will be uploading activities that you can complete  together with your child, helping keep them engaged with their learning. Visit explorelearning.co.uk/summer to find out  more and download your first activity!

Explore Learning has been voted number one private tuition centre in the UK with over 145 award-winning maths and English tuition centres nationwide. Get in touch today by calling 033 0124 3806 to discuss your child’s educational needs and try us for free! explorelearning.co.uk
 

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