Just like that, the June holidays have whizzed by in a blink! It’s time to get your child ready for a new school term and semester – usually a more hectic one with more difficult topics and more content to study for at the year-end exams.
To avoid having Semester 2 hit you and the little one in the face without warning, it’s a good idea to be prepared. Here’s how you can help your primary school child restart their engines and minimise the post-holiday blues.
1. Finish up any holiday homework
You don’t want to be playing catch-up as soon as you start the new term. No matter how much fun your child has been having during the June holidays, you shouldn’t leave all the homework until the last minute!
Younger children may forget what homework they had or they don’t know how to plan their time to finish their work on time. Depending on your child, you may need to get involved with checking their homework list, asking fellow parents or your child’s teacher, and ensuring that all that needs to be done is completed and packed into their school bags for the new term.
2. Set goals for the new semester
Every new term in school is an opportunity for learning – whether that is studies-wise or in other ways. To encourage your child to be constantly growing and learning holistically, spend some time to set goals for them to achieve by the end of the year.
That goal could be in terms of academic results (e.g. improve from AL3 to AL2), or in terms of study habits (e.g. not handing in any late homework), or social development (e.g. make more friends this semester), or behaviour (e.g. don’t get into fights). You could also set some small rewards to encourage your child and affirm their efforts along the way!
If you and your child are focused on getting better grades this semester, a tutor can offer plenty of benefits! From more in-depth explanations to practice worksheets customised to their needs, Future Academy tutors are here to help you through the steps to reach your goals.