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What is Family Learning?

At Cardinal Hume Catholic School we place a high value on developing a positive working partnership with parents and pupils. To support this partnership we run an extensive programme of Family Learning sessions to give parents a greater insight into what their children learn in school, and how they learn. These one hour sessions will give you an opportunity to meet some of our staff,  and to work with your child in a supportive and relaxed environment.

Comments from parents and children:

“The family learning is a great help to parents in the educational development of their children. Very impressed with the Accelerated Reading  programme.” -Parent

“It helps boost my education ... it tells my Mum what I am doing at school.” - Yr7 pupil

“I enjoyed family learning because it is fun.” - Sibling of Yr7 pupil - Age 8

We look forward to welcoming you to one or more of our Family Learning  programmes.  We are sure that you will find it interesting, fun and informative.

Cardinal Hume Family Learning Forthcoming Events and Courses

For information or to book a place on any of our Family Learning events, contact our school reception on 0191 4877638 or email Mrs M Richardson More detailed information will usually be available closer to the event.


Year group


Family Cooking  On A Budget

Each week we prepare a different course for a family meal, then enjoy sharing our dishes at the end of the evening.

All ingredients are provided.

7 /  8

Tuesdays   18th, 25th September, 2nd October

Further dates may be added if these sessions are over-subscribed

Family Cooking 2018 @ Cardinal Hume Flyer

Family English

A chance to meet your child’s teachers and experience how they learn in class 


Thursdays November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Family  Learning: How We Live

An opportunity to explore your family’s history and their place in our regional, national and international culture.



Monday November 12th

Monday December 3rd

Monday February 11th

Monday March 18th

Monday April 29th

Monday June 10th 

Family Maths

 A chance to meet your child’s teachers and experience how they learn in class.

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Wednesdays: Jan 23th, 30th,  Feb 6th, 13th 2019

Wednesdays: Jan 23th, 30th,  Feb 6th, 13th 2019

Mindfulness for Families

 Learn to live in the moment, and manage life’s stresses and strains more effectively  


Tuesdays March 5th, 12th, 19th, 29th,

                  April 2nd

In addition to the following courses will be introduced during the year – further details to follow.

  • NUFC football (KS2/3)
  • Family Wellbeing with Sally
  • MFL (KS3)
  • How to improve your handwriting (KS4)
  • Transition ‘taster’ sessions Eng /Maths Y6

Family Science Workshop parental feedback

Our first Family Learning event was a great success, with fabulous reviews from parents and children.  We asked families to tell us their thoughts…

 “What impact do you think these sessions will have on work / activities at home?”

Parents responded:

‘It’s interesting to do the practical sessions to prove the science theory’
‘I feel the sessions will help parents and students to become used to the school and teachers’
‘We’ll know how to treat bee or wasp stings.’
‘I would like to spend more time with my daughter at home, doing experiments.’

Children responded:

‘It made me look forward to Cardinal Hume in a few months.’
‘It was so interesting and I loved it. I want to try more sessions at home.’
‘Excited and more ready for SATs.

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