Family Fun – Session 1 and 2

We have had a huge response to our Family Fun course, with over 20 families signing up to take part. We have just finished making a dice out of felt and are ready now to move on to online casino making games (with a reading focus) which we can use our dice with. I can”t wait to see what everyone comes up with! I will collect ideas together and send them out as inspiration to our other parents.

Look at the fun everyone is having, the concentration and the discussion being had between adults and children. It is truly great to see you working together like this.

 Family Learning on PhotoPeach

Planned family/adult learning events for the coming year

Cooking on a budget – A useful and practical series of sessions to help give you more ideas for tasty, healthy family meals which don’t take forever to cook and don’t break the bank!

Aeroplane building – Did you see the photos of the go-cart building from last year? Well, this is another very well attended course where adults and children will work together to build their very own aeroplane.

Toddler talk – Does what is says on the tin! Practical tips for getting your toddlers talking. Good speech and language skills are vital for your child’s development and have a huge impact on how they do once they start Nursery and school.

Food Safety – Following attendance at this course, you will have earned the basic Food Safety accreditation. This is a mobile casino requirement in some jobs and is also good for ensuring safety at home.

First Aid – Again, another highly practical course to enable you to develop confidence in administering basic first aid.

Family SEAL – SEAL stands for Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning. This course. In order to learn and develop well, children need to feel secure and have well developed social and emotional skills. This course will show parents how they can support the work school does on helping children develop relationships and manage their feelings. It is practical and will involve your child.

Incredible Years Baby Course – This is a highly successful course which offers parents of babies practical advice and support in many different aspects of looking after a baby. Participants can share ideas and support each other, in what is a time of great joy, but which also brings many worries.

If you are interested in any of these courses or would like further information about them – content, dates, times, venues etc, then please contact the school office and I will be happy to help. We would also be very happy to hear of any suggestions you may have for further courses you would like to see us put on.

S Baldwin

Share – Week 2 – Board games


Share – Week 2

I”m really pleased to say we had more parents join us this week too, with more coming next week, although there will be a couple of places left if anyone would still like to join us.

This week our parents shared how working with their children on the tangrams activity had gone. One child had been really enthusiastic about the cutting and sticking part of working with the shapes and was so proud of the crown she had made mobile casino that she went on to do some writing, by labelling it. Take note of what she wants to do next mummy!

The other children had really enjoyed the measuring and cutting part of the activity too and had been engrossed for some time in using their imaginations to use the shapes to make their own designs.

The theme this week was board games and as you can see our parents got very busy thinking about the interests of their children in order to produce something that would get their children excited and engaged.

We”re really looking forward to seeing how it went next week; what sorts of rules the children made up and what skills playing the game developed.

LPPA at St. Augustine’s School


Leading Parent Partnership Award has been targeted at our school to help improve the following things:

  • Improved punctuality, attendance and behaviour
  • Improved pupil or student progress
  • Increased parental involvement in consultation events and learning activities
  • Increased number and range of parents actively involved with the school