Family Learning

Family Learning is all about families learning together. Our free courses are for parents, grandparents and carers to help you give your child a positive start in life and to help support your child’s learning at home and school.

Although helping with homework has always been an important of part parenting, learning at home has been a high focus for all families over the past 18months. Children spend most of their waking hours at home and everything you do to support their learning in their early years and through school helps them with learning in school.

If you are unsure about how children are taught or find maths and phonics a new language, then our Family learning workshops and courses are just what you are looking for. With our creative activities and easy to make resources we’ll show you how enjoyable and rewarding learning together can be. 

Our Family Learning courses are held in schools and after some adult-only time finding out how the school teach your child to read, tackle work out maths problems or teach grammar, you then spend some quality time with your child together on activities they do in their lessons. 

We work hard to make sure all of our sessions are informal and relaxed, giving you the chance to ask questions and share your ideas. They are led  by supportive and experienced tutors who will explain the learning opportunities that simple activities and games you can do together at home can offer.

A member of school staff leads the activities you and your child do together so you have a better understanding of how your child learns.

We deliver one-off workshops so you can find out if Family Learning is for you or you can sign up for one of our 6-week courses in a wide-range of subjects. Find out if your school offers Family Learning or if not ask them to get in touch so we can send them the information and help them get started. You can let us know by emailing BS_learninglh@lincolnshire.gov.uk 

Learning at Home

Our tutors are experts at suggesting activities to do together, that’s why we are so successful with our Family Learning courses in our schools. Whether you want to know how to pronounce phonics correctly, find a fun way to teach fractions or want ideas for outdoor learning in your garden we can help. 

Don’t know where to start? It’s easier than you think. Our resourceful Family Learning tutors have created videos to show you their fun-filled activities and offer guidance on websites to help you support your child’s learning. 

Video Links:

Stacey talks about painting with water!
Sara teaches a fun multiplication game!
Sara teaches a growing activity!
Phonics with Sarah
Nick talks about Phonetics! Session 1
Nick talks about Phonetics! Session 2

Nick talks about Phonetics! Session 3
Nick talks about Phonetics! Session 4

Meet the Family Learning Tutor

Meet Helen Freeman

Hi, I’m Helen

I’ve been with the Family Learning team for about 4 years. I work in and around Lincoln.

I often deliver English and Reading courses, but I love teaching Healthy Living and Grow your Own – especially when we can do some cooking with the children!

Best wishes

Helen

If you would like to share your stories of you and your family trying out one of our activities, please complete the consent form ‘LCC photography video guidelines’ and send this as well as your story to BS_LearningLH@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

We would love to hear about how you are getting on and what else you’d like help with.