Family Learning is where both children and adults are involved in learning activities together and through these shared experiences the culture of learning in the family grows, and the children have a greater opportunity of succeeding in life. Family Learning courses and workshops are funded by Somerset Skills and Learning.
The recent pandemic has placed a considerable strain on parents as in many cases they have been obliged to become home educators assisting their children with their Online Learning. Family Learning at Hambridge Primary School helps parents and carers improve their self confidence and parenting skills and enhances their ability to help their children learn at home. Children benefit because parents become more interested and involved in their child's school life, learning how to support them more effectively.
Family Learning at Hambridge Primary also encourages all the family to participate in life long learning; for some parents it can be the first step towards developing further learning for themselves or engaging in volunteer work or seeking paid employment.
The Family Learning sessions are designed for adults to improve literacy, numeracy and language skills and to raise awareness of the vital role that they play in raising attainment levels by developing their child's ability, confidence and love of learning. Parents and carers will observe the teacher, develop knowledge and strategies and then work with their child to apply new skills.
Parents will also find out what we teach in specific year groups, the different methods we use to achieve those objectives and also, more importantly how their child learns at school. Tips will be given on how to help children at home, not only with homework, but how to develop skills during every day activities.
FEEDBACK FROM OUR PARENTS ABOUT FAMILY LEARNING AUTUMN 2021:
'Tutor engaged students very quickly and supported individual educational needs'
'My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and spending time together. Sessions provided good insight into my child's learning and how to support her'
'Clear and easy to understand-enlightening to see how the children learn'
'The teacher has a lovely way about her and the children warmed quickly to her. I found it helpful learning different techniques the children are taught and have even used some at home'
Good structure to session. Enjoyed being able to work with my daughter and see a different side to her personality'
'Lots of great ideas to help with the learning of phonics. Great hand out sheets'