Family Learning

Throughout the year our family learning sessions aim to give children and parents the opportunity to work closely together through fun and engaging activities.  We work in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent Council to offer family learning workshops for all classes.

The workshops link to different aspects of the curriculum, giving parents an insight into the expectations of the work their child will be completing in class. We also provide additional strategies and ideas to support in learning together at home.

 

Throughout the year our family learning sessions aim to give children and parents the opportunity to work closely together through fun and engaging activities.  We work in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent Council to offer family learning workshops for all classes.

The workshops link to different aspects of the curriculum, giving parents an insight into the expectations of the work their child will be completing in class. We also provide additional strategies and ideas to support in learning together at home.

 You can find detail of this term’s Family Learning in the table.  You can view some of the sessions that have already taken place by clicking on the link below.

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Spring Term Family Learning Sessions 2019/2020

Year Group Date Time W0rkshop
Year 2 Monday 20th Jan 1.30pm – 3pm ‘Not Now Bernard’
Nursery Monday 27th Jan 1pm – 3pm ‘The Gruffalo’
Reception Monday 3rd Feb 1pm – 3pm ‘A Squash & A Squeeze’
Year 6 Monday 24th Feb 1pm – 3pm I Can Animate
Year 4 Monday 2nd Mar 1.30pm – 3pm ‘The Dot’
Year 3 Monday 16th Mar 1pm – 3pm Spring Crafts
Year 5 Monday 23rd Mar 1pm – 3pm Are You a Bucket Filler?
Year 1 Monday 30th Mar 1.30pm – 3pm ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

Nursery

Reception

Year Two had lots of fun listening to the fantastic book ‘Supertato’. The children created their own superhero and thought hard about their superhero powers. The session also gave the children and parents the opportunity to design their own superhero cape. In the session, the families were given a superhero mask to decorate, which you can see turned out great!

Year One

Monday 9th December – Some of the Year 1 children and their parents had an afternoon full of winter craft activities. The families began by thinking about the Winter season and had to find suitable clothes for Ron to wear, they made sure he had a coat, scarf and gloves. They had the opportunity to make a cone shaped Christmas tree which was decorated using crayons, pens, tissue paper and sequins. The children also made a Christmas card which had a Christmas tree on the front. The grown-ups helped draw around their child’s hand and then created a shiny and sparkly Christmas tree.

Monday 30th September – Year One had a fun filled morning reading ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’. Each of the crayons had written to Duncan about how they felt as some felt overworked and others felt unwanted. We had crayons that had been left on a beach, one left in a food shop and another on holiday. The children asked the adults in the room what their favourite colour was out of a choice of six and created a colourful tally chart to represent this.

Year Two

Year Two had lots of fun listening to the fantastic book ‘Supertato’. The children created their own superhero and thought hard about their superhero powers. The session also gave the children and parents the opportunity to design their own superhero cape. In the session, the families were given a superhero mask to decorate, which you can see turned out great!

Year Three

Some of the Year 3 children and parents had a wonderful cultural afternoon. The family learning session began by thinking about different cultures around the world and then we focused on Africa. The children looked at different flags and what each of the colours represents. Even the grown-ups learnt new things! We looked at the patterns in the different fabrics and the children and parents picked out their favourite to make a creative wall hanging.

 

Year Four

 Some of the Year Four children and parents had a fun afternoon exploring the book ‘The Magic Paintbrush’ by the well-known children’s author, Julia Donaldson. This wonderful story explores how Shen has a special paintbrush where she is able to paint anything for the poor that then comes to life. Shen is captured by an Emperor and is put away in a room and the Year Four children had to think about creative ways Shen could get out which included painting a key, a door and a window.

Both children and parents then thought about what they would paint if they had their own special paintbrush, there was a dressing table, money, grandparents and games. The families were then given their own paintbrush to create a colourful dragon as you can see from the photographs, these turned out great!

 

Year Five

Year Six