Family Learning – English

Father helping his daughter with maths homework

Course Aims

  • to gain an understanding of the way that your children are learning at school
  • to improve parents’/carers’ ability to support children’s learning and development
  • to improve parents’/carers’ own skills and knowledge
  • experienced tutors – there to help you
Mother helping her daughter with maths homework

Course content will include: (depending on appropriate Key Skills)

  • how children learn to read and write
  • phonics and the relationship between letters and sounds
  • play and the link to communication development
  • spelling strategies
  • sentence structure and grammar
  • how to encourage reading and writing
  • fiction/non-fiction/genre
  • written communication: formal/informal
  • purpose of writing/audience
Dad helping his son with maths homework

Key information

Age – 0 – 11

Length – Minimum of 10 hours

Delivery Model – Partly joint or adult only

Teacher showing schoolchildren how to use a tablet

What to do next

For more information about Family Learning courses running across Essex, please email