Leading Up To Pri­mary 6

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1 SET A REG­U­LAR STUDY TIME Once your child en­ters up­per pri­mary, set up a weekly re­vi­sion rou­tine so that he’s ab­sorb­ing knowl­edge in “bite-sized” por­tions, and will re­duce the amount of cram­ming he needs to do in Pri­mary 6, says Alan Yip, founder of Mind Edge. “Do a weekly re­view to mea­sure how much he has stud­ied each week, which will lead to in­creased mo­ti­va­tion.”

But be real­is­tic about study time, says Anita Wilks, se­nior con­sul­tant from Lorna Whis­ton Schools. “An hour to one-and-a-half hours a day should be enough if your child works con­sis­tently. Any longer is un­re­al­is­tic, un­less the child is strongly mo­ti­vated. Make ‘aca­demic time’ fun when he is younger so he as­so­ciates learn­ing with feel­ings of sat­is­fac­tion.”

“Let your child ne­go­ti­ate work time with you. Be will­ing to make rea­son­able com­pro­mises if there is a valid rea­son – this will en­cour­age him to de­velop in­de­pen­dent think­ing,” Anita adds. 2 PLAN AHEAD En­cour­age your child not to leave his as­sign­ments un­til the night be­fore they are due. Write down all tasks so he can check on his progress. For long-term projects, set aside dates for com­plet­ing cer­tain stages well be­fore the ac­tual com­ple­tion date.

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