Family Learning will be closing its doors soon for this year. We would like to say a big thank you to all that are able to make it to the courses, workshops and activities on offer. We have had an ever growing number of families join us in a range of different ways. It has been lovely to see lots of mums, dads, nans, grandads, aunties and uncles join us! Children talk about how much they love spending time with the families in school and enjoy learning together!
Summer Term 2018
Family literacy and numeracy
Our Reception families joined us for an 8 week course learning ways to support, challenge and extend their child’s learning at home. Ann-Marie supported parents through a range of techniques and strategies and then children joined their parents/carers with Miss Taylor to apply these skills in lots of fun ways.
Maths and Literacy all around us!
Our Reception and Year One families joined us for two 4 week courses learning about ways to find learning in everyday opportunities.
Children and their families got the chance to create their own healthy place mats to use as they eat their healthy lunches at home.
They got the chance to become scientists and explore parts of the plants growing their own to take home and watch bloom.
Year One Phonics Picnic
We had an overwhelming turn out for our Year One phonics picnics helping our families prepare for the Year One phonics screening check. Over 50 families turned out for the session to take part in lots of activities and ask lots of questions about phonics learning. Thank you to all those that attended.
This week we have been learning to use the bee bot programmable toy. We took it in turns to programme instructions trying to move the bee bot around the track. We had to think really carefully about how to give the instructions and what order.
We then created our own real life bet bot giving each other instructions to move along the course. We had to be really careful to give clear instructions to make sure that we kept our friends safe.
Over two weeks we made sculptures. We had to mix the colours adding only a small amount at a time and then with each stroke the colour changed. We then used these colours the following week to create sculptures thinking of different creative designs.
Poetry, we can do it,
Let’s rhyme, let’s learn,
come on let’s move it!
This week we had lots of fun learning poems. We began by learning some simple poems and creating actions to help us.
Glitter on my fingers,
Glitter in my hair,
Glitter on the carpet
When I’m in the bath,
I like to play for hours,
Splashing water on the floor,
Building big foam towers.
We then created poetry maps to help us remember these short poems and some even longer poems. Take a look at some of the poems we created!
We love to read!
Thank you to all that came to our first family club of the Spring term. We enjoyed spending time in our library and choosing our favourite stories to take home with us before heading back to our secret dens to enjoy some time reading them. We even got to take our own book home with us!
Reception family literacy and numeracy
Our family learning course with Miss Taylor and Ann-Marie has begun for our reception children. Thank you to all who have begun this course. we hope you find it as practical and purposeful as our previous families have to support their child at home and gain a better insight into how they learn!
Christmas Arts and Crafts
Thank you to all that came to our reception Christmas Arts and Crafts. We had a wonderful time creating our own festive calender’s!
We have had a wonderful family cookery course with our year 3 families. Thank you all for your participation over the 3 weeks and we hope you have taken home lots of ideas for cooking together at home.
Let’s get Moving
We played a cup and saucers game to begin.
Unfortunately the grownups win with 12 to 10.
We will come back stronger next time!
This week we had lots of fun playing different parachute games. We tried to stop the ball from falling off the side then we had to run underneath and swap places with the person that was our colour. Our favourite of all was wrapping the parachute over our bodies as we sat inside.
This year we are launching our super siblings programme. Our siblings from years 5 and 6 will be helping their brothers and sisters in Reception with their learning. They will attend a lunchtime session once a week to play games and then practice these games at home to help our children achieve. We look forward to working together and seeing what the outcome will be!
Throughout the half term we will be offering a range of different workshops to help support parents with their child’s learning at home and keep you informed about how your child is being taught in school.
Take a look back at all that we got up to last year with our families in school. We had a wonderful time and thank everybody for all the support they give at home to help our children reach their fullest potential.
Year One Phonics picnic
Thank you to all who came to our phonics picnic we had a fantastic turn out. We hoped you learnt a lot about our split graphemes and our grotty graphemes to support us reading our red words.
Phonics update EYFS
Thank you to those who came to our phonics workshops. Parents said they found it extremely useful to learn about our new Set 2 sounds and how we use our reading skills to support writing using ‘fred fingers’. Parents also explained how they found it useful to learn about our red words and our grotty graphemes.
Family Cookery Course
Thank you to all that attended our family cookery. We had 2 full 3 week workshops of 24 families in total creating lots of healthy meals and snacks.
Thank you for your continued support
Spring Craft Afternoon
Thank for your help Year 5 in leading the activities.
Christmas story sacks with our reception parents was as wonderful success this year with parents and children working together to create some fantastic story sacks to enjoy together over the Christmas period!
Keep an eye out for our next course for the chance to create your very own!
Maths and phonics workshops
Thank you to all who attended our maths and phonics workshops this half term. We hope you have gained a better understanding of strategies we use in school and we hope you have gained your own strategies to support your children at home!
Look out for workshops in the summer term!
Early Years and Key Stage 1 Christmas Arts and Crafts!
Thank you to all that came to our Christmas Arts and Crafts! We had a fantastic turn out of nearly 40 families joining us! We made some wonderful Christmas things to take home and had a lovely time with our children at school!
We made Christmas calendars, a bauble for our tree, a Christmas Angel Card and a funky penguin!
We had a great attendance at our reception phonics workshops introducing fred and how he teaches us to read! Keep practising those sounds both reading and writing every day!
Thank you to all who attended our reading picnic were we got to enjoy stories with our mums and dads and we were lucky enough to take a book home to enjoy ourselves.
Thank you for those who attended our Year 1 phonics workshop! We hope it gave you an update on how your child’s reading is developing and gave you ideas for what you can do to support them at home!
We have had two wonderful sessions at our family club so far this year! We got creative as engineers in our first week using the inventive tools of sweets and toothpicks to build structures.
This week we got creative using natural spices to create autumn pictures!
Let’s Get Moving
Thank you to all who attended our family ‘Let’s Get Moving’ course. We had 8 families join us and we got moving and grooving in different ways each week. Take a look at our journey.
Week One we played team games!
Week Two we got groovy with Zumba!
Week Three we played team games with an added problem solving element!
Week Four we relaxed with yoga and learnt some relaxation techniques!
Thank you to all who put in their all each week and joined in with each and every activity. We hope you liked your goody bags!