Getting Ready for School Again

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Getting Ready for School Again

Getting Ready for School Again

The June holidays are coming to an end! How can you, as parents, encourage and enable your children to gear up for the next semester? Here are some suggestions to ease the children back to the school groove.

1. Make sure revision is completed

Ensuring that holiday homework is completed before school reopens is a good start to the new term. Holiday homework is usually issued to help children review and reinforce their understanding in topics covered in the first semester of the year. Working towards building a stronger foundation will help in children coping with and understanding the new topics to be introduced in the second half of the year.

2. Work on the fundamentals

The fundamentals may involve memory work, such as the multiplication tables and knowing which of the four mathematical operations to execute first in. Take note of the types of mistakes your child tends to make and repeat, then focus on questions that emphasise on these concepts. It is important to be patient towards your child, as it may not be easy to understand everything in one homework session.

3. Do housekeeping on study materials

For easy reference, have your child to file previously completed worksheets neatly. Being organised helps in organising the mind in a subconscious manner. Establishing this good habit also reminds your children that they are in control of their grades.

4. Set realistic goals for the year end exams

Discuss with your children on planning ahead and setting goals to achieve at crucial points in the semester, such as for the next common test or CA, and for the end of year exams. This is so that they will have a clear direction to work towards.

If help is needed, it is important to seek assistance as soon as possible to rectify any outstanding issues. Do send us a request if your child needs help in math!

5. Encourage your children to believe that they can do it

Encourage your children frequently and constantly. Recognise the efforts that they have put, and be mindful that every child is different. When your child feels loved and understood, it may help in boosting their confidence and they may be motivated to go beyond themselves!

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