Each half term we will be running creative challenges based around the curriculum. These will be available for families through school and will cover the following subject areas; Computing & Digital Technology, Design and Technology, Science, Geography, History and Literacy.
Please click here to access the Creative Communities Challenges page.
Creative Activities To Do At Home
Even more than ever now, we need to be able to access activities to keep our families learning and active over the coming weeks. Please see our links to some creative activities below, to help you develop new skills and spend time together. We have separated our ideas into fun subjects for you. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter and post the pictures of your creative creations!
Please click here to access the Creative Ideas for Family Learning page.
Creative Communities Challenges
We deliver a number of free courses for adults, including both craft and digital projects. We have a selection of distant learning projects that can be completed from the comfort of your own home, communicating digitally with the tutors.
We are also running face to face courses at the Creative Learning Centre in Rawmarsh, adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Please click here to view our courses.
Creative Ideas to Support Family Learning
We are committed to working with Rotherham families to encourage placing education and skills development at the heart of the family. It is truly amazing to see so many Rotherham families engage with our creative workshops and enjoying learning new skills and developing ideas. For us, enabling creative learning to happen beyond the workshop activity is crucial to help us build stronger learning communities
To support families to continue their creative family learning activities at home, we have provided a range of links and resources that will enable you to do this.
Expand your mind, change your world.
Family learning matters. It matters because parental engagement in family learning has a large and positive impact on children’s learning, giving children greater confidence and self-belief, with measurable benefits to their literacy, language and numeracy skills.
It matters because, for parents, especially those parents who are considered difficult to engage, the wish to better support their children is often the key motive in overcoming any practical, financial or dispositional barriers to learning. Just as importantly, family learning matters because it is a source of stimulation, joy and solidarity for adults and children alike.
Families learning together is a great experience for both children and their adults. A lovely opportunity to spend creative time together. We are pleased that we are able to offer FREE Family Learning across Rotherham, through our Schools and communities.
We have a broad range of courses available and these, will hopefully ,enable us to offer something for everyone.
Our Family Learning is offered through a collaborative project with Rotherham North Notts College.
Example Family Learning Workshops
Here at Rotherham Creative, we are committed to providing high quality family learning provision to the families and communities of Rotherham.
Our programme is varied and interactive and allows adults and children of all ages, to engage creatively in our learning workshops. Our workshops cover a range of subjects and activities, including, engineering, coding and flying drones, arts/crafts, historical and music activities. There is something for everyone! Family learning is a such a wonderful opportunity for adults to work together with their child, to learn new skills and spend quality fun time together.
We will tailor our workshops to compliment topics being studied in school. This will hopefully engage and link families in the whole learning process of their children.
Our programme has been extremely successful, please see our testimonials from School Senior Leaders. We engage between 2000 and 2500 families each academic year.
Schools who wish to offer our FREE programme to their families and school community, please contact us to discuss your school requirements
Testimonials from School Leaders
Rotherham CLC has been a key contributor to a huge turnaround at our school when looking at parental engagement. 12 months ago our parents didn't want to come into school as they had negative experiences within our setting. Now, after 1 months of engaging, interactive and inspiring activities we have seen parental engagement increase - not only in the CLC workshops but at our own workshops and also at parents evening and whole school events. The CLC is managed by Trish , who goes above and beyond for schools. Trish and her team deliver amazing sessions to all our parents and also deal with our challenging parents in an approachable and sensitive way which means they feel engaged. We are so fortunate to have the CLC resource and I would recommend them to any school. The service we receive from all the team is outstanding.
Coleridge Primary School
We are always hugely impressed by the quality of provision working with the CLC. Staff are tremendously helpful and knowledgeable and I cannot praise them highly enough. The themes and content are always fabulous and parents absolutely love coming to any of the sessions. (See Twitter!)
Thorpe Hesley Primary School
We love the vast range of programmes on offer and so do the families. The sessions are always very popular and well organised and resourced. We get excellent feedback from all families involved. They are a very valuable resource that give practical ideas of how to play and learn with your child in a fun but educational manner at home.
Kiveton Park Infant School
It was a great turn-out of parents, and they and the children loved it and have produced some beautiful work to be rightly proud of. Once again your Family Learning team has provided another superb experience for children and families and inspired parents to be more involved and immersed in their children’s learning. This is just what we need and it is much appreciated.
Headteacher. Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School
The family learning sessions are a wonderful addition to the family support that we offer to parents and carers within our school. The staff are highly trained and deliver wonderful sessions that parents have fed back very positively about. We are looking forward to continuing working with the CLC to deliver further sessions next academic year.
Sitwell Infant School
Fabulous sessions provided by amazing staff over the years. Excellent and fresh ideas for each session. Tailored well to different ages - and will plan according to school topic. Resources are creative and staff are friendly and chatty. We always receive positive feedback as well as a full session every time we advertise these free exciting sessions. Vital to our school as children and parents love coming! Brilliant work!
Brinsworth Manor Infant School
This year we have planned in sessions for all Key Stages so that parents of children of all ages have been involved. We have been able to link the sessions to our projects to strengthen the link between home and school learning and have also targeted particular year group issues for example low reading outcomes in Y1 linked to the bringing books to life session. The sessions are always well organised, resourced and led and are always a positive experience for the children, parents and the school.
Blackburn Primary School
The sessions have been very well attended by our parents and we have received numerous positive comments about how they enjoyed the sessions and the opportunities to work with their children. Many parents have Tweeted to our school page after a Family Learning session, sharing what they had created along with comments on how fun and enjoyable the activities were.
Redscope Primary School
Rotherham Creative Learning is an education service within Rotherham Borough Council. We work alongside Rotherham Schools, children's services and communities to provide Wider Family Learning activities across the Rotherham Borough. Rotherham Borough Council is collaborating with the Rotherham North Notts College (RNN Group) who is funding the service as part of it's Community Learning Programme.