It can be hard to strike a balance during the Half Term holidays; between ensuring that your child has enough time to relax and rest, yet also making certain that the last six weeks of work isn’t forgotten in an instant.
We asked our Tutors for their top tips on how everyone can get the best out of the Half Term break
1. Set aside Study Time
If you enforce a routine early on, it’ll be far easier to stick to than if you suddenly panic late in the week. Set out clear expectations about how much time you expect your child to spend studying each day and what you want them to accomplish.
2. Ask about their learning
Students, whatever age, love to tell others about what they’re learning, particularly their parents. Ask your child their favourite thing they’ve learnt this term in each of their subjects and ask them to talk you through it. Have a look through their exercise books and ask them if they’re aware of what they’ll be studying next.
3. Make learning fun
There are endless resources online that you can turn to if your child has completed their standard holiday homework. If they’re struggling with a subject, just search online for video tutorials or interactive games which will help them get to grips with things.
4. Work hard, Play hard
Play is crucial during half term. It’s designed as a break from the vigour of the school term so make sure you have lots of time when your child can simply switch off, see friends, stock up on sleep and have fun. It’s all about balance.