Although 2020 has been a very unusual school year, I am sure that our students will greet the end of term with the same enthusiasm, and after a matter of days, all thoughts of Pythagoras Theorem and past participles will seem like a distant memory.
However, please try to encourage your children to continue with at least some aspects of their learning throughout the break. There are many reasons that support ‘summer learning’ including:
- An opportunity to reflect on what has been learnt, and to revisit areas as appropriate
- Developing a strong work ethic and getting into a routine
- To catch up on any missed work
- To prepare for the new school year
Research shows that the average student can lose upto two months of maths and reading skills if they do not continue to practise them over the Summer break, so be sure to visit our Summer Learning pages on FireFly, which will provide a range of websites, and hints and tips to support your children throughout the Summer.
Deputy Headteacher Secondary