What is Family Learning?
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.
Why Family Learning is Important:
Family Learning at Kingfisher Primary School helps parents and carers improve their self confidence and parenting skills and their ability to help their children learn. 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 Kingfisher Primary 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.
At Kingfisher Primary we offer day courses (Wider Family Learning) which are specifically designed to enable parents to learn how to support their children's learning during a 3 hour structured, interactive and fun session. Parents and adults will be encouraged to spend time observing, listening and interacting with their child.
We also offer Phonics courses here which are usually 10 hours in length but split over 5 weeks (2 hour sessions). These are designed for parents/carers to develop their skills to enable them to support their child to develop confidence and their 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.