Our Family Learning focus next half term is for parents/ carers with children starting school in September, and those transitioning to Secondary school. These courses are FREE, ONLINE and take place on various times/ dates.

Starting Primary School: 

Ready Steady School:
2hr Zoom Course (various times/ dates)
It’s been an unsettling year for lots of families, and starting at ‘big’ school can be exciting and daunting for parents and children alike! Come along and learn top tips to get you and your family ‘school ready!”. During this short course you will have the opportunity to explore how to best prepare your child for school including developing an awareness of the Early Years Foundation Stage and reception year.
Create a Story Sack:
Zoom Course- Monday 7th June x 5 weeks,12:30-2:30pm
This is a fun, practical online course that will give parents and carers the opportunity to create a ‘Story Sack’ for their child to enjoy at home.  It will give parents the chance to get creative by making games, activities and props to accompany the chosen ‘story book’ and identify how using the contents of the sack helps promote a love of reading and develop a child’s literacy skills. Suitable for parents/ carers of children aged 3-7yrs. FREE resource pack included so you can create your story sack at home!
Look Who’s Talking: Speech & Language:
Zoom course-Thursday 10th June x 4 Weeks. 12:45-2:45pm
During this free course, you 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.
Closing the Gap; Early Phonics and reading Skills:
Zoom Course- Wednesday 9th June x 5 weeks, 9:30-11:30am
The unpredictability of this year has meant that lots of parents/ carers are concerned that the Coronavirus lockdown may have impacted their child’s learning. This course aims to help improve the phonics and reading skills of children in Reception and Year 1. Over the 5 weeks, the course will enable you to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills around how you can support your children’s emerging literacy skills. Its full of ideas, activities, games and resources you can use with your children at home. FREE resource pack provided.

Starting Secondary School:

Moving On: Year 7 Maths
2hr Zoom Course- (Various times/ dates)
Is your child heading to high school or already attends one? Do you struggle to support them in Maths? If you answered yes to either of those questions why not enrol onto Moving to Year 7 Maths. This course allows parents to grasp the key areas in secondary Maths like, Algebra, Trigonometry, Pythagoras theorem, Ratio and proportion. Don’t let all this terminology scare you! This course will guide you step by step in how to tackle questions in these topics and how you can support your child at home. These easy and simplified tutorials will bring out the mathematician in you!
You’ve Got This: Health and Wellbeing for 8-11yr Olds
Zoom course. Friday 11th June x 3 weeks, 9:30-11:30am
At a time of constant change and uncertainty, parents, carers, and children are at risk of suffering emotional and mental health challenges. This three-week online course covers practical strategies, tips, activities and ideas to support your child during this unsettling time. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to further support your child with their wellbeing in a friendly supportive environment.

Details of all the above courses can also be found here: https://padlet.com/Family_Learning_LAL/familycourses

 

 

 

 

 

Lancashire Adult Learning – all sessions are FREE and can be accessed online in the comfort of your own home!

The Family Learning Team at Lancashire Adult Learning in partnership with Bowerham School are providing a series of fun and FREE wider family learning workshops and courses for parents and children.
This summer term the Family Learning Team have lots of fun courses and workshops starting such as Sow and Grow, LEGO Club, Art Club and much more! 
Courses and workshops continue to be provided online and all families need to take part is a tablet or laptop and internet connection. FREE resource packs will also be sent to your home address for you to be able to fully take part in all planned activities. 
The link to all the current and future family courses taking place throughout the summer term can be found here: https://padlet.com/Family_Learning_LAL/familycourses
To enrol directly please use the links below:

After School Family Clubs

Art Adventures (KS1 and KS1)
Wed 12th May x 3 weeks, 4-5:30pm for KS1 children and their parents/ carers
Thurs 13th May x 3 weeks, 4pm-5:30pm for KS1 children and their parents/ carers
Do you have a budding artist at home? Or do you want to gain innovative ideas that encourage your child to experiment with art? Enrol as a family onto our 3 week ‘Arty Adventures’ after school Art Club now! Free resource packs provided.
Family LEGO Club
Wed 28th April x 3 weeks, 4-4.45pm for primary school aged childrenand their parents and carers
Our family LEGO club is designed to guide and encourage your children to look at planning and creating models with Lego whilst having fun as a family. The course will focus on completing challenges at home as a family with guidance from the teachers. Start encouraging and promoting creativity and engineering at a young age by enrolling onto our Mini Lego club course!
Family STEM Club
Thurs 13th May x 3 weeks,4pm-4:45pm for primary school aged childrenand their parents and carers
Join us as a Family and help your child develop crucial STEM (Science, technology, engineering and Maths) skills! This course is designed to guide and encourage your children to look at planning, creating and improving their models and creations…our topic for this course? FLIGHT! Work as a family to create models such rockets, helicopter and more! The course will focus on completing challenges at home as a family with guidance from the tutors. FREE resources provided.

Health and Well-being

Family Yoga

Saturday 1st may x 3 weeks, 10-11am for primary aged children and their parents/ carers

During this family learning course, you’ll use yoga to work as a team, build trust and bond as a family as well as improve physical and mental health AND have lots of fun too! A free resource pack is provided.

Enrol herehttps://portal.mis.nelsongroup.ac.uk/Page/U_PublicCourseDetails?uio_id=11766

You’ve got This: Health and Wellbeing for 8-11yr olds.

Fri 23rd April x 3 weeks, 9:30am-12pm for parents/carers of 8-11yr olds

This 3 week course covers practical strategies, tips, activities and ideas to support your child during this unsettling time. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to further support your child with their wellbeing in a friendly supportive environment.

Enrol here: https://portal.mis.nelsongroup.ac.uk/Page/U_PublicCourseDetails?uio_id=11795

Parent/ carer only courses

Closing the Gap: Phonics and Early Reading Skills

Thurs 29th April x 5 weeks, 12:45pm-2:45pm for parents/ carers of children in reception or year 1.
The unpredictability of this year has meant that lots of parents/ carers are concerned that the Coronavirus lockdown may have impacted their child’s learning. This course aims to help improve the phonics and reading skills of children in Reception and Year 1. Over the 5 weeks, the course will enable you to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills around how you can support your children’s emerging literacy skills. Its full of ideas, activities, games and resources you can use with your children at home. FREE resource pack provided.
Look Who’s Talking
Wed 21st April x 5 weeks, 9:30am-12pm for parents of children aged 3-6yrs
During this course, you will have the opportunity to explore a range of speaking and listeningactivities 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.
Catch up with…English and Maths
Courses for various age ranges and available of various days/ times.
Our Catch Up courses are designed to focus on key areas and skills to help your child ‘catch up’ and build on and consolidate their knowledge. It will be full of opportunities for you, as a parent, to ask the tutor questions about the teaching methods used in school.
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Year Group Workshops

Please see below for Year group workshops delivered by our teachers at Bowerham. All these workshops can be found on our Bowerham YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bowerham+primary+school&safe=active

Key Stage 1 Phonics with Mr Thomas –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k22ggLz1aKU

Phonics sounds and actions – support for parents – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYJKXXBJiAU

What does the year 1 phonics screening check look like? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiJW5qZzlhc

Letter formation with Mr Guilfoyle – support for parents – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2R2ctyaDlE

Reception Class Maths Workshop with Mr Guilfoyle – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axmt4RvJW2E

Reception Class Literacy Workshop with Miss Culkin –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0adUreYEis

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Lancashire Healthy Young People and Family Service – Virtual Groups for Early Years Parents and Carers

These virtual sessions provide an opportunity to gain information and support from a friendly team of health professionals.

virtual group programme

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One off clubs for adults to join in with at home!

Please contact Debbie Steel on extserv@bowerham.lancs.sch.uk with your course choices  and once we have the needed numbers you will be contacted as to when the virtual classes will be happening!

Full information sheets will be made available to you

Please select from the following courses!  Come on – sign up  – yes even the grandparents – and get going!!!!

  1. Mindfulness Techniques For Everyday Living
  2. Kick Start Your Health
  3. Introduction  To Home Exercise
  4. Finding Positives In Challenging Times
  5. Experience Microwave Cookery
  6. Essential First Aid Skills
  7. Basic Lifesaving Skills
  8. Creative Ways To Improve Your Well- being
  9. Introduction To Chair Based Exercise and Falls Prevention

If you like these courses – they can be booked to create a whole fitness regime for your body and your mind over numerous weeks!

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Adult Fitness club 

This club re starts on the 24.09.2020. It is an exercise class and at present allowed to operate under the Covid guidelines.

It runs on a Thursday evening in the Sports Hall. Please contact Debbie Steel on extserv@bowerham.lancs.sch.uk for contact numbers and more information.