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Support children’s learning with free virtual sessions for parents

Parent Sessions to support children's learning and well-being 

The Parental Engagement Team has launched a new schedule of on-line sessions for parents.  The sessions have proved to be an invaluable source of support for parents at a time when they may be struggling to navigate the new learning landscape. 

From information about new learning approaches including ‘blended learning’ to tips on supporting learning at home and staying healthy, the sessions provide a safe space for parents to share their experiences, ask questions and pick up some handy tips from experienced practitioners.

To accommodate parents who may be busy home-schooling or working, weekend and evening sessions are now being offered.

To book, email the Parental Engagement Team stating your school, your child’s age, the session and the date you wish to attend, you can also call 020 7364 6398 for further information.

You will be sent an email confirming your place and a Zoom invitation will be sent before the session.
 

Tues

26 January

10am-11am

Maths

At Key Stage 2

Gain an insight into what your child is learning in Maths at Key Stage 2 and discover how to use the internet and other tools to encourage mathematical thinking and motivate reluctant learners.

Weds

27 January

10.15- 11.15am

Healthy Families

Is your family snacking more during lockdown and finding it difficult to be active?

In this workshop, you’ll have the chance to share your concerns, pick up some ideas for quick, easy meals and discover ways to get the family a bit more active!

Thursday

28 January

10am-11am

Learning in the Early Years

In this workshop for parents of nursery and reception class children, you’ll find out about the Early Years Foundation Stage and discover how you can use every-day experiences to enhance your child’s learning.

Monday

1 February

10am-11am

Supporting your Child’s Well-being and Mental Health

This is an uncertain time for everyone. Children are often more aware of what’s going on than we think. They might not understand the news, but that doesn’t mean they can’t sense that something is up. You might not be sure how best to talk about what’s going on, but it’s important we pay attention to their mental health.

Friday

5 February

7pm-9pm

Digital Family Quiz

#YourDigitalFamily

Does your family know its TikTok from its Twitter, Deliveroo from Discord or Bieber from Baby Shark? Take part in this fun family quiz night and test your family’s tech knowledge. Suitable for parents and secondary school-aged children. Prizes to be won!

Saturday

6 February

1pm-2.30pm

Support with On-Line Learning

This workshop, which is delivered through Zoom, will give you an opportunity to look at examples of school websites as well as on-line learning portals such as Google Classroom and Purple Mash, to name a few.

Monday

12 February

10am-11.30am

Platform to Talk - Keeping teens motivated to learn

With exams being cancelled, some young people are feeling there is little point to online lessons.  This timely session for parents of secondary school children will explore what can parents do to motivate teens and help prepare them for their future.  

 

Thursday

11 February

10am-11am

E-Safety and Learning

With children learning at home, online safety is never more important, this workshop looks at the practical steps parents can take to safeguard children and explains the latest social media and gaming apps children may be using to communicate online.

Friday

12 February

7pm-9pm

Digital Family Quiz

#YourDigitalFamily

Does your family know its TikTok from its Twitter, Deliveroo from Discord or Bieber from Baby Shark? Take part in this fun family quiz night and test your family’s tech knowledge. Suitable for parents and secondary school-aged children. Prizes to be won!

Monday

1 March

10am-11am

Learning in the Early Years

In this workshop for parents of nursery and reception class children, you’ll find out about the Early Years Foundation Stage and discover how you can use every-day experiences to enhance your child’s learning.

Tuesday

2 March

5pm-6pm

 

 

Mindfulness

 

Mindfulness is all about developing awareness and living in the present moment. With the unpredictability of the current times we find ourselves in, many children are a little more anxious than usual. Join the session to pick up some useful strategies and tips that may help to create a sense of calm.

Wednesday

3 March

5pm-6pm

Reading at Key Stage 2

Gain an insight into how reading is taught at school. Discover how to motivate reluctant readers and how you can support your child’s reading development at home. 

Friday

5 March

10am-11am

Reading at Key Stage 1

Gain an insight into how reading is taught at school. Discover how to motivate reluctant readers and how you can support your child’s reading development at home. 

Thursday

4 March

6pm-7.30pm

E- Safety and Learning

With children learning at home, online safety is never more important, this workshop looks at the practical steps parents can take to safeguard children and explains the latest social media and gaming apps children may be using to communicate online

Wednesday

10 March

10am-11am

Healthy Families

Is your family snacking too much or finding it difficult to be active? In this workshop, you’ll have the chance to share your concerns, pick up some ideas for quick, easy meals and discover ways to get the family more active! 

Friday

12 March 

10am - 11.30am 

Platform to Talk - Back to School 

Join the Parental Engagement Team for an informal chat about children going  back to school this week
How are you feeling? How are your children settling bac into school?

Come and share any worries you may have and also share how relieved you are that they are back in school!

We will discuss the pressures felt by families during school closures and explore ways parents can help children re-establish routines, feel confident to help  children catch up and re-engage in learning  for a positive school return.

Friday

26 March

10am-11am

Maths at Key Stage 1

Gain an insight into what your child is learning in Maths at Key Stage 1 and discover how to use the internet and other tools to encourage mathematical thinking and motivate reluctant learners.

 

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