Family learning

A resource written for, or particularly suitable for, a family learning situation.

I adapted this from Helen Lloyd’s Planning a school party (see below). I used her idea to develop a task that my students could manage on their own while I was doing a first aid course. This version includes an extra task about providing a Santa and gifts, and I also included some simple fraction questions.

I used Helen’s supermarket list for prices of party food etc. As we have no ITC facilities, I downloaded and printed info from www.partydelights.co.uk for pocket money toys.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
Money
General numeracy / maths
Functional Maths
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

An outstanding set of resources. Developed to prompt discussion on knife crime with parents and children in a family learning setting, they are equally suitable in an FE setting – prompting discussion between students and tutors. The materials can be used to focus on knife crime but are also useful as part of wider discussion about criminal behaviour.

The resources include

Level
E3
L1
L2
English
General literacy / English
Maths
General numeracy / maths
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond
Context
Independent living
Health and safety

Open task where learners must plan a good value party for 68 children and present their budget to the headmaster. Ideal for revision of money, decimals, budgeting, estimating and presenting information.

Level
L1
E3
Maths
Money
Functional Maths - measures, shape & space
General numeracy / maths
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Health, Social care, Early years
Catering Food Nutrition

Christmas Star template was designed to accompany Sarah Horsley’s How to Make a Christmas Star resource (below) and makes the folding and cutting process easier. Ideal when using Sarah’s resource in a family learning situation.

Level
L2
L1
E3
E2
E1
Maths
Common Measures
General numeracy / maths

A fabulous set of illustrated instructions. Makes a great activity for literacy and numeracy classes (reading instructions, measuring, shapes, etc.) at many levels.
For an easy to use template please see Bryan Fitzpatrick’s accompany resource below.

Level
L1
E3
E2
E1
English
Rs/E3.1
Reading
Maths
Measures shape and space
General
Generic resources for literacy, numeracy and beyond

Help your child choose presents and write a letter to Santa (great for family learning groups). Includes a cloze / writing frame.

Level
E2
E3
English
Rs/E2.2
Rs/E2.3
Rs/E3.2
Wt/E2.1
Wt/E3.1
Wt/E3.4

Purpose and audience task sheets provide a good ice breaker for mixed ability and family literacy groups and make for easy differentiation as learners choose their own texts to work with.

Level
E2
E3
L1
L2
English
Rt/E2.2
Rt/E3.2
Rt/L1.2
Rt/L2.2

A great way to work with money and larger numbers (with the option of covering negative numbers). Can be differentiated for learners from E3-L2 by altering the starting balance. Includes game cards (balance, income and expenditure cards), a balance sheet and full instructions. Written for a family learning situation but can be adapted for other groups.

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
AN N1/E3.2
N1/L1.2
N1/L2.1
AN N1/E3.1
N1/L1.1
Context
Employment skills & Public services