How To Improve Your Primary School Child’s English
English can be a difficult subject to learn and understand for everybody. However, younger children, especially those in their Primary school years, can struggle the most. Between the vocabulary, grammar, spelling, pronunciation etc., it’s no wonder that such young minds often get confused while trying to learn the complexities of the English language.
However, as your child starts to get older, you will want to focus on getting him or her better at English as a whole in order for them to get the best opportunities possible in later life. When thinking of ways to help your child improve their English, you can falter as you have no idea where to start. Well, there are four key things you can do to improve your child’s understanding of English.
Extra KS2 Tutoring
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the thought of an in-home tutor has been scrapped altogether and thrown out the window. However, other tutoring methods are just as effective, one of which is online tutoring.
Aim High Tuition offers online group tutoring after school hours for children aged five to sixteen. Working with more than just worksheets and study guides, we offer comprehensive, fun and interactive sessions with your child to guarantee a positive experience. The bespoke sessions that we offer have a blend of teaching and practising for every student while being coupled with homework and regular feedback from your child’s tutor to ensure that your child is doing his or her best.
Reading at home is an essential key to a child’s success in improving their English. Not only does at-home reading improve literacy skills while inspiring children to read a wide variety of books, but it also helps expand their vocabulary extensively. Another benefit of reading at home is that children develop empathy, compassion and diplomacy a lot earlier than children who do not often read.
Encourage Creative Writing
When children engage in creative writing, they put their literacy skills to the test by putting their knowledge of phonics, grammar and reading to use. By using their skills to write, children can understand the meaning of words and the connection between the written and spoken languages. Additionally, encouraging children to write creatively helps boost their confidence and imagination while learning how to clarify their thoughts and emotions more accurately. It also helps to support their handwriting skills which many children struggle with.
Develop Ambitious Vocabulary
A key element of your child learning English is to help him, or her develop their vocabulary. It has been proven that a more robust or ambitious vocabulary improves all areas of communication – listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Vocabulary is a crucial part of a child’s growth and development. It is directly linked to having the ability to express yourself clearly – in both oral and written communications, while it lends itself to better school achievement. By improving your child’s vocabulary, you give them the skills they need to become competent readers, confident speakers and creative writers.
Although these are only four suggestions on how to improve your child’s understanding of English to help them learn, all four points are key areas to target. Once you help your child to develop their reading, writing and vocabulary skills, you will find that their English understanding will improve dramatically over time. You need to have patience and allow time for the process to take effect.
However, if you are struggling to find the time to help your child with their studies in order to improve their English, and you are thinking of hiring a tutor or enrolling them in additional online classes, please feel free to browse our website for more information about us here.
Aim High Tuition wants to help children between the ages of 5-16 in KS1-KS4 to improve their English grades quicker, develop their understanding and build up more confidence within the subject. If you would like to book a free trial lesson for your child, click here.