Friday 5th February saw our annual ‘Family Learning Together Day’ take place at the Beaufort Centre. The day is always a popular event and provides a great opportunity for children to learn alongside family members, giving them an insight into some of the work we do at school. ‘Learning Together Hand in Hand’ is a key message we use at St Julian’s and involving parents in this is hugely important to us.
The morning session saw Morning Nursery and Reception take part in a wide range of activities, followed by Afternoon Nursery, Year 1 and Year 2 in the afternoon. A whole host of activities were available, including literacy and numeracy activities and craft. The children really seemed to love getting stuck in with them and showing the adults they were with just what they could do!
As ever, we were delighted to welcome a number of outside agencies to our event. Barefoot Ceramics worked with the children to create some wonderful clay creations, Magic Stu kept the children excited with his show, the Physical Literacy team showed how children can learn stories and literacy skills in an active way, Tiny Toes Ballet got the children joining in brilliantly and Tesco even provided everyone with free fruit and water to keep them going throughout the day. The event would not be the same without all of their efforts too so we would like to say a big thank you to all involved for their hard work!
For attending, each child was entered into a free raffle which Mr Rees will draw on Monday during the Foundation Phase Assembly. They also got a brand new book to take away with them as a reminder of all the fun they had! Family Learning Together Day is always a highlight for the Foundation Phase teachers and it was amazing to receive such positive feedback from this year’s event. Thank you to everyone who attended for giving up the time to work alongside their children, it really is wonderful to see! We look forward to continuing to work with you all throughout your child’s time at St. Julian’s!