Family learning courses

Doncaster Adult Family and Community Learning Services deliver funded family learning courses across the borough.

These courses can help parents and carers:

  • be part of their child’s education and development
  • meet other parents and share ideas
  • develop their own skills and confidence

Courses

Introductory courses- (five or six weeks long) that start families on their learning journey and help re-introduce adults to learning:

Story Sacks

Course Description 

There are practical, hands- on courses based around storybooks. Families get creative and fill their sacks with puppets, props, activities and games that support their child’s development. Children join adults for part of the session each week where possible.

Costs

Free to attend. Sessions are usually 6 x 2 hours but delivery is flexible.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for Early Years settings and KS1 Primary.

Areas the classes cover

  • Recognising how Story Sacks can support children’s literacy development.
  • Making puppets, props and activities related to the chose storybook.
  • Sharing story time with your child.

Do I need anything?

There are no special requirements you just need a willingness to join in. Resources are provided to complete the sacks but participants are encouraged to bring additional materials / resources to the sessions where possible.

Is the course accredited?

This course is not accredited. A certificate of attendance is provided showing the skills you have developed.

What's next?

Phonics, Keeping uo with the Children, Family Literacy or Numeracy and any Community Learning courses.

 

 Families Get Crafty

 Course Description

An introductory programme that joins parents/carers and their children together to complete craft activities together. Good for those who have previously not done any FL as an introduction to returning to learning. Children join adults for part of the session each week.

Costs

Free to attend. Sessions ae usually 6 x 2 hours but delivery is flexible.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Areas the classes cover

  • Using recycled materials to complete art/crafts activities.
  • Activities change depending on ages of time of year for example Easter or Christmas.
  • Spending one-to-one time with their children
  • Health and well being

Do I need anything?

There are no special requirements you just need a willingness to join in! Resources are provided to complete the sacks but participants are encouraged to bring additional materials/ resources to the sessions where possible.

Is the course accredited?

This course is not accredited. A certificate of attendance is provided, showing the skills you have developed.

What's next?

  1. Phonics
  2. Keeping up with the Children
  3. Family Literacy or Numeracy
  4. Community Learning

 Healthy Families

Course Description 

This short course introduces families to benefits of healthy eating, how to make use of seasonal and therefore cheaper foods; how to feed their family on a budget. It can be adapted as required – for example a course can be written for parents/carers who need to learn basic cookery skills. Children join adults for part of the session each week.

Costs

Free to attend. Sessions are usually 6 x 2 hours but deliver is flexible.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Areas the classes cover

  • Cooking on a budget
  • Using seasonal foods
  • Basic cookery skills
  • Healthy eating
  • Making favourite fake-away healthier at home
  • Sugar swaps (and other Change4Life programmes)

Do I need anything?

There are no special learner requirements but the venue does need to have adequate cooking facilities to run the course – the tutor will assess this prior to commencement.

Is the course accredited?

This course is not accredited. A certificate of attendance is provided, showing the skills you have developed.

What's next?

  • Phonics
  • Keeping up with the Children
  • Family Literacy or Numeracy
  • Community Learning
 

 Language, Literacy & Numeracy Courses

Fun with Phonics

 An introduction to phonics and its importance to a child’s speech, reading and writing development. Parents/carers are introduced to the terminology and to the sounds knows as phonics. Games and activities are made each week to take home and use with the children.

Family English

This course introduces parents/carers to literacy within the Primary Curriculum. It is adapted to the key stage of the children of the families participating. It covers many topics and introduces the adults to the way in which English is taught in schools today. It is designed to give adults the confidence and knowledge they require to support their child’s development at home. Children either join the adults for a short time in class each week or the adults observe a class in the school.

Family Maths

This course introduces parents/carers to the primary maths curriculum.It covers many topics and introduces the adults to the way in which maths is taught in schools today. It is designed to give adults confidence and knowledge they require to support their child’s development at home. Children either join the adults for a short time in class each week or the adults observe a class in the school.

 
Last updated: 23 October 2018 09:42:01