Family Learning

More than ever the Covid 19 pandemic has highlighted the important role that parents and carers play in supporting their children with their learning and all-round development. You find yourselves being asked to support with online learning but do not always know where to start, the terminology and methods are new to you - well we are here to help. Join in one of our many workshops or sign up for a longer course in subjects such as Phonics, Maths4Parents or Supporting Reading Skills.

We know how daunting it can be when it comes to supporting your children with their learning, we know that you don't always feel confident that you can do it right, so why not do a little bit of learning yourself first?

Courses

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

Story Sacks

Course Description 

A practical, hands- on course based around a story. Families get creative and fill their sacks with puppets, props, activities and games that support their child’s learning and development.

Costs

Free to attend. Sessions are currently online. 5 weeks, 2 hours each week.

We will provide a suitable book for you to keep.

Entry Requirements

No previous experience is needed. Suitable up to Y2

Areas the classes cover

  • Recognising how Story Sacks can support children’s literacy development.
  • Making puppets, props and activities related to the chosen storybook.
  • How to share stories together

Do I need anything?

Many resources are provided to complete the sacks but participants are encouraged to use additional materials from home too

Is the course accredited?

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

What's next?

Courses in Phonics, Family Literacy or maths, Supporting your Child with Reading and more

Families 'Get Crafty' Workshops

Description

These are various 1 to 2 hour workshops to introduce families to the idea of Family Learning and learning together at home

Costs

There is no cost to attend and they are currently online

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Topics the workshops 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 your children
  • Health and well being

Do I need anything?

There are no special requirements you just need a willingness to join in! Many of the resources are provided but you are encouraged to use additional materials you have at home - recycling and old clothes, paper etc

Is the course accredited?

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

What's next?

You can move on from a workshop to one of our Family Learning courses:

  1. Phonics
  2. Maths4Parents
  3. Supporting your Child with Reading
  4. Science for Families and many more...

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.

Costs

Free to attend. Sessions are currently online and a list of ingredients is provided each week so you can cook along at home

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?

You need to have access to an oven and various cooking utensils. Some utensils will be given to participants who take part in the course.

Is the course accredited?

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

What's next?

  • Fun with Phonics, Maths4Parents or one of our other Family Learning courses
  • Further cookery courses as part of our Community Learning offer
  • Functional Skills maths or English for your own development
  • Access to our IAG officer for further advice re learning and employment

 

Last updated: 19 January 2021 15:57:37