Did you know that children spend less than 20% of their waking hours in school? When parents, grandparents and carers can support learning at home, children will have a much better chance of success. But we know, from speaking to many, many parents over the years, that it’s a challenge keeping up with how they teach children at school, that children ask questions about things that we’ve long forgotten and that homework is sometimes a complete mystery!
Family Learning have workshops and short courses for parents and carers of pre-school and primary aged children to support early reading, writing, counting and communication skills, internet safety, healthy eating and creative craft activities to help children learn indoors and outside.
Our Keep Up with the Children courses in English or maths show you how children are taught at school while you work towards your own up to date adult qualification. These courses are also ideal for anyone currently volunteering or working in schools or pre-schools or thinking of applying to work with children in any setting.
We also run sessions on handling stress, money management, CV and skills building and can provide advice and support for anyone wanting qualifications and looking for employment or a better job.
In all our classes, you’ll share ideas with other learners and an adult tutor at a relaxed pace – probably over a coffee or a tea. You’ll make resources and talk about activities to try out at home and you’ll build confidence to help guide your child and speak to school about their progress.
Family Learning … because learning together is fun!
How do phonics work?
How do I keep my kids safe online?
How do they teach maths at school?
Where can I get advice about qualifications for me?
Our Family Learning team want to find out from parents, carers and grandparents which topics you would like to know more about to support your children with their pre-school, primary school or secondary school learning. Also, are there any skills and qualifications you’re interested in yourself?
|More from stories||The Avenues Children’s Centre||1st May||9.30am – 11.30am|
|Seasonal crafts||The Avenues Children’s Centre||8th May||9.30am – 11.30am|
|Healthy Picnics on a Budget||New Earswick Folk Hall||8th May||1:00pm – 2:30pm|
|Time for tables||The Avenues Children’s Centre||15th May||9.30am – 11.30am|
|Seasonal Crafts||New Earswick Folk Hall||15th May||1:00pm – 2:30pm|
|Healthy picnics on a budget||The Avenues Children’s Centre||22nd May||9.30am – 11.30am|
|More from Stories||New Earswick Folk Hall||22nd May||1:00pm – 2:30pm|
|Fun with phonics||Find out a few phonics basics and make a place mat for your child.|
|More from stories||Get more out of your child’s favourite stories.|
|Time for tables||New ideas for making tables fun to learn.|
|Seasonal crafts||Easy craft activities for the whole family.|
|Forest families||Explore outdoors with your child.|
|Horatio and friends||Use natural materials to make a woodland animal.|
|Healthy lunchbox||Refresh your child’s lunchbox with tasty, healthy ideas.|
|Safety online||Find out how to keep your child safe online.|
|Souper-heroes||Make tasty soup from scratch.|
If you would like to run any of these workshops at your school or setting, please contact Fiona Himsworth.
To find out more or book a place on a family learning course, contact:
If you work with families or individuals who need support with English and Maths or just want ideas for spending quality time with their children, click here to find out more about how we could work together.