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Course overview

This course is available for parents with a child in Reception at William Reynolds Primary Schools.

Fun with Stories and Rhymes is a course for parents, grandparents or carers to work with their children who are in Reception year of school. The course aims to work with families who wish to develop and support their child's language development and love of books and nursery rhymes.

The course shows parents/carers fun and innovative techniques and activities that help support and promote their child's love of reading, books and rhymes. Parents develop ideas that can be used to support their child's joy of reading and creativity at home. The sessions are very informal, with many activities to do together which are designed to be interesting and fun to inspire both parent and child to get the most out of storytelling and rhymes. The tutor works in conjunction with the setting's own curriculum. Tutors will encourage parents to discuss their own experiences of English at school and to look at developing their own English skills to keep up with their children. There are opportunities for parents to move on to work towards their own English qualification in the community as well.


Session details

You must be committed to attend all 5 sessions of the course.

Eligibility criteria

You must be an adult with a child in Reception who attend William Reynolds Primary School. Parents do not need any previous experience. Any parents with special needs can discuss these with the tutor at enrolment to ensure that the course is suitable or can be adapted for their needs. The course is available to all adults who have children in the school. If numbers applying for the course are high, preference will be given to parents who:

  • do not hold a Level 2 maths or English qualification
  • are unemployed or retired
  • are claiming Job Seekers' Allowance
  • are employed and looking to progress onto further Family Learning courses
  • are parents/carers of children/young people who are entitled to free school meals
  • have been referred to the course for the purposes of improving their mental health and wellbeing

Venue and accessibility

Check with the school for accessibility.



What to Do Next

Further courses will be available following on from this one. Please speak to the tutor for more details or look on our website, www.learntelford.ac.uk

For enquiries contact:

Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: 01952 382888

Email: support@learntelford.ac.uk

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