Welcome to Family Learning
All parents want their children to do well at school and to succeed. However, many simply don't know where to
start. Everything seems to have changed since your own schooldays, and you don't want to confuse your children by
using different methods to their teacher. Family Learning can help.
What is family learning?
Family learning classes are run in many schools in the UK. They give parents and carers the opportunity to find
out how things are taught in their own child's school, as well as a chance to share ideas with other parents and
develop their own skills. This family learning website should hopefully provide a useful resource for family
learning tutors to use in a class, as well as giving parents who are unable to attend a course the chance to find
out how they can help their child.
Here you will find lots of information and links to useful resources to explain various aspects of the UK school
curriculum, and how you can help your child to learn without causing confusion.
If reading methods are a mystery to you, visit the reading pages to find up-to-date printable resources, online
games and activities to help children learn to read. The phonics and sight word games on this site will help
support children following the Letters and Sounds phonics programme.
Explore the site and you will find activities on healthy living, including online games which help educate
children on how to stay safe on the roads and at home.
All the games and activities on the site are designed to help children (and parents) learn while having fun.
Family Learning Courses
If you are a parent interested in family learning classes, try contacting your child's school or Children's
Centre to ask whether they run them or would consider starting a course.
Headteachers who would like to arrange a family learning course in their own school should contact their Local
Authority to find out about funding. Many LAs provide their own family learning courses, while others are organised
by further education colleges.
If you would like to help your child to develop their handwriting skills, visit Linkpen school handwriting fonts. The site provides free handwriting worksheets and affordable fonts to match
UK school handwriting styles which you can install on your own computer.
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