Parent Workshops

Parent Workshops

During the school year, ELIS School Murcia runs workshops for parents which aim to allow you to explore and share ideas about educating children.

These workshops are carefully designed, practical and informative sessions in which our specialists offer advice as to how best to support your child at home, in different ways. At the same time you will be able to share experiences with other parents, thereby giving support to each other.

* Please confirm your attendance by emailschoolforparents.murcia@ellimonar.es

Calendar

25th October 2019Healthy eating habits (EY, KS1, KS2)
25th , 27th , 29th November 2019Supporting reading & writing development (Y1)
22nd January 2020Fun Maths, at school and at home (Y2)
17th , 19th February 2020Psychomotricity and writing (Reception)
11th March 2020Learning to speak through play (Nursery)
26th March 2020Video games: is my child addicted? (KS2, KS3)
13th May 2020Stimulating my child’s development (Y3-Y4)

HEALTHY EATING HABITS

In this workshop we will talk about how to develop habits that promote healthy eating.  We will address this problem from two different angles. Firstly, we will investigate the relationship between difficulties in swallowing and sound articulation problems in children, and the importance of developing correct chewing and swallowing techniques. Secondly, we will discuss behaviour and a child’s attitude towards food, and give you some advice in order to help your children achieve a healthy diet and avoid habits that may lead to child obesity.

For parents of EY, KS1 & KS2 pupils

Friday 25th October 2019 – Marie Curie

15.30 – 16.30h 

 

SUPPORTING READING AND WRITING DEVELOPMENT

Parents will enjoy a practical workshop with their children: general advice and guidance which will help children in the acquisition of reading & writing skills, as well as looking at individual needs and requirements depending on each child’s age.

Parents will see the wide range of materials, games and resources they can use at home, and how learning objectives can be worked on in a fun way.

For parents of Year 1 pupils

Monday 25th , Wednesday 27th & Friday 29th November 2019 – Gandhi 

15.00 – 16.30h 

FUN MATHS, AT SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Year 2 parents will enjoy a hands-on workshop with their children. We will share a variety of strategies that will help create playful activities to reinforce mathematics at home as well as learning and practising the processes that children should learn in order to master basic operations.

Throughout this workshop, parents will see the wide diversity of materials, games and resources that they can use at home, and how objectives can be worked on in a fun way.

For parents of Year 2 pupils

Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – Gandhi

15.00 – 16.30h  

PSYCHOMOTRICITY AND WRITING

We know just how important it is, from an early age, to pay attention to body awareness, balance, coordination and so on in order to favour a child’s motricity.

In this practical workshop, parents and children will be able to enjoy activities and games that will ultimately favour a child’s acquisition of reading & writing skills.

For parents of Reception pupils

Monday 17th & Wednesday 19th February 2020 – Gandhi 

15.00 – 16.30h 

LEARNING TO SPEAK THROUGH PLAY

Parents of Nursery pupils will enjoy a fun and practical workshop with their children. This workshop has been designed with the aim of offering a series of activities and simple games, which can be carried out at home afterwards, and that will help children to improve their articulation, vocabulary, oral expression etc. Parents will have the opportunity to enjoy talking to and playing with their children.

For parents of Nursery pupils

Wednesday 11th March 2020 – Gandhi

15.00 – 16.30h 

VIDEO GAMES: IS MY CHILD ADDICTED OR IS IT NORMAL TO SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN FRONT OF A SCREEN?

Most parents will have thought about this issue at some stage. Through this talk we will try to answer some doubts regarding the use of electronic devices: amount of play time, types of games, times of day, etc. In addition, we will talk about the possible benefits and harmful consequences of video games, providing a series of guidelines that will help us establish rules that we can agree on with our children.

For parents of KS2 & KS3 pupils

Thursday 26th march 2020 – Marie Curie

15.30 – 16.30h 

STIMULATING MY CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT

Executive functions are mental operations that are activated when we plan, organise, review and evaluate our behaviour to achieve a goal or resolve a task. Through mental stimulation and training our brain, we can achieve greater effective resolution of the challenges we are set. Science has proven that experience and learning modify and enable the appearance of new neuronal connections, thus improving our daily performance.

Almost 50% of the population has some type of deficiency in their executive functions. Therefore, training cognitive skills to achieve a better performance will not only benefit children, teens or adults with learning disabilities, ADHD or dyslexia, but any person whatever the age who wants to improve his or her cognitive functions.

For parents of Years 3 & 4 pupils

Wednesday 13th may 2020 – Gandhi (Y3 & Y4)

15.00 – 16.30h