Festival of Learning Awards Ceremony
Jenny Wilkinson from Family Learning, Sheffield has visited Southey Green School and delivered two Adult & Family Learning workshops throughout 2018/2019 - Story Sacks & Film & Animation.
In May 2019 Jenny nominated a group of family learners from Southey Green School with whom she had been working with on both projects. Jenny was really impressed with the commitment of the children and their parents in completing their short movie from scene setting to script writing to creating animation and finally getting to grips with digital technology some of our parents & children had never seen or used before.
In Jenny’s nomination application she wrote…
‘I have delivered two courses here-story sacks and digital animation. Learners have worked with their children to make a story sack to support a child’s learning in English, and have written and directed their own short animated film-these were innovative courses which embedded skills in a larger project and promoted good family relationships and learning outside the classroom setting-all this group have gone away and continued their learning at home. It has promoted family cohesion, given families focus, promoted learning for children and adults. This group have been exceptionally engaged and motivated and have worked creatively to make something of worthwhile learning new skills in a purposeful way’.
The Annual Family Learning Festival Awards Ceremony took place at Hallam University, Sheffield in June 2019.
Christmas Craft Workshop
Thank You for all the families who attended our Christmas Craft Workshop. It was lovely to see so many of you. The children made some fantastic Christmas goodies. Well Done.
Miss Hughes and the Nursery Team
The Ministry of Food
Southey Green school is very privileged to have started our very first ‘Jamie Oliver Ministry of food ‘family workshop.
The eight-week course for our parents who signed up and their children focuses on instilling basic kitchen and food skills in a fun and engaging way. All classes use Jamie Oliver recipes and resources, specifically developed with nutrition and balance in mind and is provided by Family Learning Sheffield from one of the tutors in the Jamie Oliver Food Education Team. The programme uses behaviour change techniques to encourage healthier eating habits and an Independent evaluation has shown that the programme has significant positive effects on dietary behaviour, food choice and cooking.
The Jamie Oliver Food Education Team work with schools, communities, charities and other partners across the UK, Australia and beyond who deliver the programme in their area. Jamie’s Ministry of Food has reached nearly 90,000 people to date.
For more information speak to Mrs Wild in school or visit the website: www.jamiesministryoffood.com
The children and their parents have shown real commitment and enthusiasm throughout the 7 week course and have learned and developed many new culinary skills. They have made from scratch mouth-watering pizza, soda bread, salmon fishcakes, chicken curry, spicy lentil soup, various salads & chicken fajitas.
The recipes they have cooked each week have been both exciting and challenging. Susanne - our tutor from Family Learning delivered useful knowledge sessions and gave lots of nutritional information based on the ingredients that were used in some of the recipes. The families were set fun challenges and tasks to complete together before cooking and eating the delicious recipes.
The children have shown real passion and determination for cooking as well as really enjoying tantalising their taste buds with beautiful meals at the end of the session every week.
Valentines Stay & Play Baking
We had a fantastic time with parents, aunties and uncles coming to bake with their little one. The biscuits created smelt fantastic and everyone had great fun decorating them. Everyone worked together and there was such a fantastic atmosphere – it was delightful!
We have had a number of workshops within nursery for parents to attend. We are grateful for those parents who have been able to attend the phonics, number and dough disco workshops. Parents who attended were able to discover how we teach these things within nursery. There are now secret prizes for people who attend. Well Done to Devon Charlesworth who won the last workshop prize. We hope to see more parents at the upcoming ones.
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