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School is closed Monday 3rd May for Bank Holiday & Thursday 6th May for Polling Day 2021

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FREE Parent Courses and Family Fun Sessions

21 April 2021 (by Catherine Ide (c.ide))

There are plenty of courses and activities on offer through the following link:

https://padlet.com/Family_Learning_LAL/familycourses

Saturday Event:
 
Summer Sow and Grow for Families
Saturday 8th May, 1pm-2:30pmor primary school aged children and their parents/ carers.
     
Join the Family Learning team on our FREE, online Summer Sow and Grow for Families and have a go at growing your own flowers and salads. You will also take part in our, 'How Tall Can You Grow' Sunflower Challenge and make some fantastic natural art creations!  A free resource pack is provided before the event. 
 
Enrol here: 
After School Family Clubs

Art Adventures (KS1 and KS1)

Wed 12th May x 3 weeks, 4-5:30pm for KS1 children and their parents/ carers

Thurs 13th May x 3 weeks, 4pm-5:30pm for KS1 children and their parents/ carers

Do you have a budding artist at home? Or do you want to gain innovative ideas that encourage your child to experiment with art? Enrol as a family onto our 3 week 'Arty Adventures' after school Art Club now! Free resource packs provided.
Enrol here:
Family LEGO Club
Wed 28th April x 3 weeks, 4-4.45pm for primary school aged children and their parents and carers
 
Our family LEGO club is designed to guide and encourage your children to look at planning and creating models with Lego whilst having fun as a family. The course will focus on completing challenges at home as a family with guidance from the teachers. Start encouraging and promoting creativity and engineering at a young age by enrolling onto our Mini Lego club course!
 
 
Family STEM Club
Thurs 13th May x 3 weeks, 4pm-4:45pm for primary school aged children and their parents and carers
 
Join us as a Family and help your child develop crucial STEM (Science, technology, engineering and Maths) skills! This course is designed to guide and encourage your children to look at planning, creating and improving their models and creations…our topic for this course? FLIGHT! Work as a family to create models such rockets, helicopter and more! The course will focus on completing challenges at home as a family with guidance from the tutors. FREE resources provided. 
 
 
Parent/ carer only courses:
 
Closing the Gap: Phonics and Early Reading Skills
Thurs 29th April x 5 weeks, 12:45pm-2:45pm for parents/ carers of children in reception or year 1.
 
The unpredictability of this year has meant that lots of parents/ carers are concerned that the Coronavirus lockdown may have impacted their child's learning. This course aims to help improve the phonics and reading skills of children in Reception and Year 1. Over the 5 weeks, the course will enable you to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills around how you can support your children's emerging literacy skills. Its full of ideas, activities, games and resources you can use with your children at home. FREE resource pack provided.
 
 
 
Look Who's Talking
Wed 21st April x 5 weeks, 9:30am-12pm for parents of children aged 3-6yrs
 
During this course, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of speaking and listening activities that Early Year’s children are taught, these activities are aimed to develop your awareness as a family about communication skill, including: speaking, listening, interacting and understanding skills at home.
The course uses animal themed games/ activities, (including singing/ rhyme/ craft/ repetition), to encourage and develop speaking and listening skills. You will increase your skills and confidence to support your child’s speech and language development at home.
 
 
 
Catch up with...English and Maths
Courses for various age ranges and available of various days/ times.
 
Our Catch Up courses are designed to focus on key areas and skills to help your child ‘catch up’ and build on and consolidate their knowledge. It will be full of opportunities for you, as a parent, to ask the tutor questions about the teaching methods used in school.
 
 
 
Health and Wellbeing
 
Family Yoga
Saturday 1st may x 3 weeks, 10-11am for primary aged children and their parents/ carers
 
During this family learning course, you’ll use yoga to work as a team, build trust and bond as a family as well as improve physical and mental health AND have lots of fun too! A free resource pack is provided.
 
 
 
You've got This: Health and Wellbeing for 8-11yr olds.
Fri 23rd April x 3 weeks, 9:30am-12pm for parents/carers of 8-11yr olds
 
This 3 week course covers practical strategies, tips, activities and ideas to support your child during this unsettling time. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to further support your child with their wellbeing in a friendly supportive environment.
 
 
Accredited Courses
We have a range of accredited courses this term for parents/ carers looking to work with children. Including:
Level 1 Award in Preparing to work in Schools
Fast Track Level 2- Support Work in Schools and Colleges
Level 1 Award in Caring for Children
These courses are FREE for those earning under £17,000 or on eligible benefits.

Enrol here: https://www.lal.ac.uk/what-we-do/childcare-and-education/