Family Learning

Family Learning

This page will give you an overview of the Family Learning Opportunities we offer at West Monkton! 

We are proud to be the only school in Taunton to work with SS&L to offer adult learning opportunities.

If you would like any further information please see Mrs Lawrence.  



Autumn Term 2019
What a busy half term we have had! Over 70 adults have enjoyed coming into school and learning with their children. 
We have run
  • bread making workshops with 'The truth about food' talks
  • Welcome to phonics workshops
  • Mastery maths workshops
  • Literacy Boost Course for Year 1 families 
We have also run our first workshop In Ruishton Primary and hope to do many more! 
Spring Term 2020
This term has been very exciting running a range of courses
  • First Aid courses with certificate of attendance
  • Literacy Boost course for Year 2 parents and carers. 
We have also supporting Blackbrook Primary in running their first Family Learning sessions. 
Summer Term 2020
What a summer term! We have all now experienced home learning in a global pandemic! Many parents and carers have become teachers and had to learn many new skills. 
Our school has been a champion of zoom offering children and their families weekly opportunities to be taught by class teachers. 
We also offered two virtual family learning opportunities this term.
  • Solveig from Live Naturally a number of our families took part in a breadmaking session. 
  • Cross stitch introduction with Mrs Lawrence. 
In both workshops the resources were either delivered or provided to the families so they could take part. Zoom was used as a platform to deliver the workshops and to celebrate the learning. 

Mrs Lucy Lawrence

Family Learning Co-ordinator

I have been involved in Family Learning in West Monkton for the last 8 years and leading it for 5 years. I also teach Year 1 and have been teaching EYFS and KS1 for 15 years. I love every minute of classroom teaching and Family Learning gives me another opportunity to be excited about learning and share my love of learning with others.