Parent Workshops

If you would like to book a place on one of our workshops, please call or email our office.

adminoffice@heber.southwark.sch.uk

If after booking, you find that you are unable to attend, please make sure that you let us know

Click on the workshop title for dates and information.

Where possible, workshop materials will be shared here for you to access if you were unable to attend a session

 

Handwriting - Getting Off to a Sound Start
This workshop is for parents of children in Nursery and Reception.

It will be led by Pam Hulme, a handwriting consultant. The workshop will cover:

  • What families can do to develop the foundation skills necessary for later success in Handwriting.
  • How letters are taught in school so that everyone knows how to support this at home!

Tuesday 13th November: 5.30 – 6.30pm 
Friday 16th November: 9am – 10am

Handwriting - What Helps
This workshop is for parents of children in Years 1 – 4. It will be led by Pam Hulme, a handwriting consultant. The workshop will cover:

  • Setting up to succeed – how to ensure the optimum learning conditions at home
  • Understanding the steps in learning handwriting.

Tuesday 20th November: 5.30 – 6.30pm
Thursday 22nd November: 9am – 10am

Handwriting - Are You Concerned?
This workshop is for parents in Years 5 & 6 who would like to help their child improve their handwriting. It will be led by Pam Hulme, a handwriting consultant. The workshop will cover:

  • Setting up to succeed – how to ensure the optimum learning conditions at home
  • Understanding the steps in learning handwriting
  • Where to start if there are problems

Friday 23rd November: 9am – 10am
Tuesday 27th November: 5.30 – 6.30pm

Phases 2 - 6 Phonics
Mrs Piddington will be running a phonics workshop to support Parents and Carers in understanding and using phonics to support children’s reading and writing skills. The workshop will provide an opportunity to become more familiar with Phases 2-6 in Letters and Sounds and give some practical and engaging activities to try at home. There will be hands on activities set up around the hall and the chance to ask any questions you may have.

  • 10th January 2018 at 9:30am
  • 7th March 2018 at 9:30am
Mathletics - Helping at Home
Come along and learn how to best support your child at home when they are using Mathletics. Mr Elliott (our Maths Coordinator) will be running a Mathletics Workshop to demonstrate the key features, how to navigate the website and how you can help your child to consolidate their maths learning. These sessions will provide an opportunity for you to login and access the site and ask any questions or queries you may have.

  • 8th October 2018 at 9:30am
  • 8th October 2018 at 5:30pm
Early Years Writing and Phonics
An interactive workshop for our Early Years families. This workshop is aimed at providing parents and carers with the opportunity to see how we teach early writing skills and phonics at Heber. There will also be plenty of ideas shared that will support with home learning

  • 10th September 2018 – 2:30pm
Maths in the Early Years
Come along and find out how maths is introduced to children and developed during their time in our Early Years. Parents and carers will come away with lots of ideas to support children’s mathematical development at home

  • 11th September 2018 – 2:30pm
Mathletics - Helping at Home
Come along and learn how to best support your child at home when they are using Mathletics. Mr Elliott (our Maths Coordinator) will be running a Mathletics Workshop to demonstrate the key features, how to navigate the website and how you can help your child to consolidate their maths learning. These sessions will provide an opportunity for you to login and access the site and ask any questions or queries you may have.

  • 8th October 2018 at 9:30am
  • 8th October 2018 at 5:30pm
Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract – Our Approach to Teaching Maths
The links between concrete, pictorial and abstract representations of mathematical concepts has become key in the teaching of maths over the last few years. But what does that look like in the classroom? And how can you best support your child’s mathematical understanding at home? This workshop, led by Mr Elliott is designed to leave you feeling more confident in being an active part in your child’s development in maths.

  • 1st November 2018 at 9:30 am and 5:30pm
Incredible Years - Parent Group

As part of our quest to support and empower our parents, we are delighted to announce that we will be trialing a new parenting group at Heber next term. This is based on the Webster – Stratton Incredible Years and Strengthening Families programme.

The small group programme takes place over 10 weekly sessions and aims to provide an opportunity for parents to discuss their issues and concerns in a non-judgmental and friendly environment with people who are often going through similar situations. The structured programme offers parents opportunities to try new behaviour management strategies with their children but also helps them develop approaches that improve their attachment with their children and lead to improvements in wider family life.

Parents who have completed the program in the past report that they themselves are much calmer when they are talking to their children and dealing with stressful situations and feel more confident in managing challenging behaviour. Parents often state that there have been very positive changes in their relationships with their children as a result of the program.

Spaces are filled for the Autumn Term but please do place your name on the waiting list if you are interested in attending. If a parent cancels their attendance, we will allocate spaces on a first come first serve basis. For more information, please contact our Assistant Head for Inclusion Geneviève Joseph-Williams or our Learning Mentor – Lewwis Spence.

Additionally, all parents are welcome to drop in for a coffee morning to meet with the course coordinator – Mark Thrush. Mark is an experienced professional who has been running Incredible Years for many years now.

The coffee morning will be held on Friday the 9th November from 8:45 – 9:30am. Please sign up for attendance at the office by Friday the 2nd November so we are clear on numbers of attendees.