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How will you keep your children occupied over half-term?

๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Œ๐’†๐’†๐’‘ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’“๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’„๐’„๐’–๐’‘๐’Š๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’‡-๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’Ž

Usually Chinese New Year is a brilliant opportunity for families to get together to celebrate and relax. In recent years, many families have seen it as the ideal time to fly off for a long weekend or even a weekโ€™s holiday to coincide with schoolโ€™s half-term holiday.

๐‘ณ๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’…๐’ Sadly, the beginning of the Year of the Ox will be uncharacteristically quiet. Many facilities are closed and social distancing remains in place.

๐‘ซ๐’Š๐’”๐’“๐’–๐’‘๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’”๐’„๐’‰๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ Over the last year, since Covid -19 began to impact on everyday life, few pupils have continued with their education as usual. Gaps are appearing, across many subjects, in pupilsโ€™ knowledge of the syllabus.

๐‘จ ๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’„๐’‰-๐’–๐’‘ The half-term week provides an opportunity for pupils to revisit topics that they have found challenging. Remote-schooling does not produce consistent results. Teachers are finding that whilst one pupil thrives with remote learning another struggles.

๐‘ผ๐’๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’‚๐’„๐’“๐’๐’”๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’–๐’” Teachers are also discovering that remote learning works better for some topics on the curriculum than others.

๐‘จ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’•๐’–๐’•๐’๐’“ The half-term holiday provides an opportunity to book a lesson or a few lessons with an experienced tutor to help your child come to terms with that difficult topic.

๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐, ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐•๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž ๐–๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ง: Email: valerie.weston@minervatuition.com Phone: +852 6156 5705. We would be delighted to hear from you.

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