Family Learning

With courses designed around learning at home, you can teach your children vital skills for their future – including Phonics, Maths, Science and more!

We also have courses in Family Wellbeing and how to Keep Your
Child Safe Online.

Please find below some useful resources:

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 Keep checking back to this page for updates and further resources during this time.

  • Digital Story Telling - Online

    This course will help you understand what digital story telling is and the importance and benefits of it on children’s cross curricular learning. This is a 3 week course that focuses on how different apps can stimulate and encourage children to tell stories through scripting, recording and presentations of their stories.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
  • Family Feel Good - Online

    This brand new, innovative course is carried out through extremely fun, active and engaging delivery methods, consisting of topics such as ‘You Are What you Eat’ and ‘Find Your Zen’.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 01/10/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      3 week course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 12/11/2020
      12:15 to 14:45
      3 week course
      Cost:FREE
  • Family Wellbeing - Online

    During this free course you and your family will have the opportunity to explore a range themes related to family wellbeing.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 24/09/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 05/11/2020
      12:15 to 14:45
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
  • Family Yoga - Online

    Prepare to discover your inner yogi! During this course, you’ll use yoga to work as a team, help you communicate more effectively, build trust and bond as a family.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
  • Fun with Maths - Online
    Ever wondered how maths is taught in school and how your child learns early maths skills? If you want to feel better prepared to support your child on their journey with maths, then Fun with Maths is for you! Learning online, you will have the opportunity to explore how children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Reception year are taught maths using up to date methods and teaching techniques. You will look at lots of ideas and activities that you can take away and use at home with your child. The result being that you are better equipped to support your children with their numeracy learning at home.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      WED - 30/09/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 15/10/2020
      12:15 to 14:45
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 05/11/2020
      12:15 to 14:45
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      FRI - 27/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
  • Fun with Phonics (Online)

    Ever wondered what Phonics is and how your child is taught to read at school? Do you want to feel better prepared to support your child on their reading journey then Fun with Phonics is for you!

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 15/09/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      WED - 21/10/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 03/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      MON - 09/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
  • Help your Child with Coding at Home (Online)
    During this online course you will have the opportunity to explore how children use coding to help them learn, so that you are better equipped to support your children with their learning outside of the classroom. The course will be delivered via our online learning site ‘Moodle’, with stimulating and interactive activities to help you learn the different ways you can help support your children with coding. This course will help you understand what coding is and the importance and benefits of coding at a young age. This is a 2 hour short course that focuses on how different apps can stimulate and encourage children to thrive in digital technology. As the course progresses learners will have the opportunity to download the app ‘Scratch’ and use this tool themselves and explore the different features it contains. As learners will grow in confidence in using this app to support their child’s learning it is expected they will use their knowledge attained in this course to complete a short task with their children. This short course allows learners to choose a time and day that suits them and can be studied at home. The learners will have the opportunity to complete the course at their own pace and time and allows learners to revisit the course at their convenience. Once you have enrolled you will be sent information on how to get started on Moodle. Throughout the course there will be an opportunity to speak to one of our tutors and there will also be ‘live’ chats available to those who wish to participate. Your tutor will be on hand throughout the course to offer you support, feedback and guidance. For this course, you will ideally have an email address and access to the internet and either a Smart phone, tablet or computer. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. No prior knowledge or skills are required to enrol on this course.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
  • Help your Child with Maths at Home - Online
    Throughout this short online course, you will develop your knowledge on how children in Key Stage 1 are taught maths in school. The course will be delivered in a relaxed, fun and friendly way. You will explore a range of activities and ideas so you can better support your child with maths at home. • This course will be delivered via our online learning site, ‘Moodle’. You will study from the comfort of your own home, at a day and time that suits you. We estimate the course will take you up to 2 hours. • Once you have enrolled you will be sent information on how to get started on Moodle. • For this course, you will ideally have an email address and access to the internet via either a Smart phone, tablet or computer. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      WED - 07/10/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      3 week course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 12/11/2020
      12:15 to 14:45
      3 week course
      Cost:FREE
  • Help your Child with Reading at Home(Online)

    This free online course aims to teach you how children are taught to read in a relaxed, fun and friendly way, so that you will be able to help your child with English homework and where appropriate, improve your own English skills too.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 22/09/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      3 week course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 10/11/2020
      12:15 to 14:45
      3 week course
      Cost:FREE
  • Keep your Child Safe Online (Online)

    This 2 hour online session aims to give you an overview of how to help keep your child safe online. The course will be delivered via our online learning site ‘Moodle’, with stimulating and interactive activities to help you learn the different ways you can help your children stay safe online. The course will highlight the importance of e-safety, looking at parental control and privacy settings.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      WED - 21/10/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 05/11/2020
      12:15 to 14:45
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
  • Let's Engineer (Online)
    During this free course you will have the opportunity to learn about what makes an engineer. You will work together with your child to tackle different STEM based challenges. You will have the opportunity to problem solve, design, work as a team and have fun!
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 20/10/2020
      16:00 to 18:30
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 08/12/2020
      16:00 to 18:30
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
  • Look Who's Talking (Online)
    During this 5 week course, you and your child will have the opportunity to explore a range of speaking and listening activities that Early Year’s children are taught, these activities are aimed to develop your awareness as a family about communication skill, including: speaking, listening, interacting and understanding skills at home. The course uses animal themed games/ activities, (including singing/ rhyme/ craft/ repetition), to encourage and develop speaking and listening skills. You will increase your skills and confidence to support your child’s speech and language development at home. There will also be lots of ideas for further activities you can do as a family, plus links to various useful websites. This course will enable you to be creative as a family whilst developing your confidence through communicating effectively with others and developing positive interaction skills as a family unit. You will be asked to complete an Initial Assessment at the start of the course, then you will just work through each section in order.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      FRI - 18/09/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      5 week course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      MON - 09/11/2020
      12:15 to 14:45
      5 week course
      Cost:FREE
  • Nature Detectives (Online)

    This course will enable you to be creative as a family, make decisions together and develop your confidence through communicating effectively with others and developing positive interaction skills as a family unit. You will be asked to complete an Initial Assessment at the start of the course, then you will just work through each section in order.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
  • Playing and Learning at Home (Online)

    This course is for parents who would like to gain a deeper understanding of how children learn and develop. It is particularly suitable for parents of pre-school and primary school age children, and/or for those parents with an interest in working with children in the future.

    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 14/09/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      6 week course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 17/09/2020
      18:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      WED - 04/11/2020
      18:00 to 20:30
      6 week course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      THU - 05/11/2020
      09:30 to 12:00
      6 week course
      Cost:FREE
  • Science Spectacular (Online)
    This free course aims to provide you and your child will the opportunity to explore some science themed activities and identify the learning opportunities they promote. You will make decisions together and develop your confidence through communicating effectively with others and developing positive interaction skills as a family unit.
    = Fee Reduction May Apply
    Course Locations & Dates
    • Online Course
      OLFLEX - Flexible Start Dates
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 13/10/2020
      16:00 to 18:30
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE
    • Online Course
      TUE - 01/12/2020
      16:00 to 18:30
      1 day course
      Cost:FREE

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