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Combat the Summer Dip with these Learning Resources

Updated: Jun 18

What is the Summer Dip?

The summer dip refers to the decline in students' academic abilities that can occur when they are away from school for extended periods during the summer months. Studies have shown that students, on average, lose about two months of learning over the summer. Below, you'll find links to excellent home-school learning resources to help tackle summer learning loss.


While most resources are free, it is your responsibility to determine if there are any fees for accessing specific content.

Comprehensive Curriculum Resources

For access to a wide range of curriculum activities from Early Years to Year 6, BBC Bitesize and Oak National Academy are invaluable and best of all, completely free! You can find entire lessons or individual activities on these sites:

KS1 and KS2 English and Maths Resources


Online Primary Tuition (Well, I had to mention my own free games!)


KS1 and KS2 Science Resources:

Strategies to Prevent the Summer Dip

To combat the summer dip, parents, educators and communities can take several proactive steps:

  1. Encourage Reading: Regular reading can help maintain and improve literacy skills. Public libraries often offer summer reading challenges that provide incentives for students to read.

  2. Engage in Educational Activities: Interactive and fun educational activities, such as visiting museums, science centres and cultural sites can keep students' minds active.

  3. Utilise Online Resources: Educational websites and apps such as the ones listed above can offer interactive learning experiences that are both educational and entertaining.

By implementing these strategies, we can help mitigate the effects of the summer dip and ensure that students return to school ready to continue their academic journey.

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