Children may experience the ‘Summer Slide’ over the six week break where some of the knowledge and skills they have previously learnt are forgotten by the time they go back to school in September. Here are some ideas to help prevent this from happening and prepare them for the new school year:
Spellings are an important aspect of your child’s learning in Literacy. They also open up a world of new vocabulary for your child to use in their writing. Here are some tips to help your child learn their spellings:
Times tables play an important part in Numeracy. They are needed across the Numeracy curriculum from fractions to chunking, to multiplication and beyond. I’ve seen children who are confident with a method, for example chunking, but have got the wrong answer simply because they do not know their tables. Helping children to feel secure with their times tables can really help to increase confidence in Numeracy.