Family Learning

Ref: C2420389

This course will give you the tools needed to help your children with their maths by exploring numbers used in everyday life.You will learn about the recent changes in the education system and the ways children are taught about numbers. It will help you to become familiar with how play is used to encourage learning, You will learn new ways to support your child's learning by making games, books and other resources to use with your child at home. You will also develop your speaking and listening skills to help you be more confident in speaking to school staff or in other group situations. It will give you the confidence to become more active in the school e.g helping in the classroom or plan for future learning.

Additional information about this course

A short maths course for parents/carers of children that attend primary schools in the Enfield Town Schools Partnership. This is course is free to adults that receive benefits.

Course aim

To give parents a better understanding of how children learn, how and what they are taught in school and how they can help their child at home.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • use new ways to support my child's learning.
  • Participate in practical maths activities with my child.
  • make a book, game or other resource to use with my child.
  • more confident speaking to school staff about my child's learning
  • be more confident using numbers in everyday life.

How will I be taught?

  • 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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • 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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Family Learning


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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