Story Sacks@Howard St Nursery

Ref: C3840534

This course introduces students to story sacks.. Learners will know about the purpose and characteristics of a story sack. They will also learn about interacting with their children to help their development and it will encourage community activity as the sack will be given to the centre for other families to use and enjoy. After completing the course, the students will donate it to the school.

Course aim

This course will help parents to develop their skills in interacting with their children and they will be making a story sack that they can enjoy with their children. This course will also serve to further embed English and numeracy skills.

Who is the course for?

- No skills or experience needed - This course is for beginners - This course is suitable for beginners and improvers - This course is for people with little spoken English

What topics will this course cover

- The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

How will I know I'm making progress?

- A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion - You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor - There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

- Nothing else is needed

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details - Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member - Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation - Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

Download full course outline

Story Sacks@Howard St Nursery Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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