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Year 6 Summer Programme in Schools

Education 20 Jul, 2023 Follow News

The summer catch up programme includes weekly field trips and a daily STEM challenge

Year 6 students participate in the MOE summer school programme aimed at providing support in Maths and English.

The 2023 Year 6 summer school programme, organised by the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education Services (DES) in conjunction with primary schools will take place in Cayman Brac 31 July to 11 August. The two-week programme, which also ran in Grand Cayman, ended on Friday.

 The programme is aimed at providing additional intense support in Mathematics and English for those students working towards age-related expectations. It is anticipated that through engaging and interactive learning experiences, students’ academic growth will continue during the summer break.

The four hubs sites for the sessions are George Town Primary, Red Bay Primary, Edna Moyle Primary and West End Primary, which identified students from all government primary schools. Specific intervention programmes, including Read Write Inc. Fresh Start, On Track English, and Math Whizz, which includes a virtual tutor, are being implemented in the summer sessions. Math Whizz combines adaptive technology, interactive content, and gamification to enhance mathematics learning. It offers personalized learning experiences, fosters motivation, and provides valuable insights for educators and parents.

In commenting on the catch up initiative, Department of Education Services Director Mark Ray noted, “The summer school programme demonstrates how the Ministry of Education, the Department of Education Services, educators, and parents are dedicated to the ongoing academic success of our students”.

In addition to targeting academic skills in Mathematics and English, the programme is also providing students with the opportunities to extend learning throughout the community with weekly field trips and a daily science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) challenge. Through the group STEM activities, it is expected that students will have the opportunity to develop essential interpersonal skills, such as communication, collaboration and leadership.

The Department has also developed a website, www.summerlearningci.com  to provide parents and guardians with the resources to support their child’s continued practice and learning throughout the summer.  On the site, parents will find recommended resources and summer learning activities for students in every year group of primary school.

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