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THE BIG LOCKDOWN SURVEY
Parents and Carers: Remember The Big Lockdown parent survey for research on home learning at the start of 2021? Well we have the results! Read them here with our thanks to all the parents who contributed.
EDUCATION CATCH UP CAMPAIGN
To find out more about the Department of Education (DfE) catch up programmes and activities for children and young people in England click here
POSITIVE APPROACHES TO PARENTING
Lewisham Children and Family Centres have two great sessions for parents and carers coming up – both focusing on positive approaches to parenting. Details of these sessions are below including age ranges and joining details :
Positive Attention, Encouragement and Praise Workshop
This is one of a series of themed Incredible Years workshops for parents who may be struggling with their child’s behaviour.
Parents will Learn:
- Why we praise
- How to praise effectively
- The positive benefits for you and your child
Further details can be downloaded here:
Feel Positive About Parenting Sessions
Being a parent can be difficult, but these sessions with one of our practitioners can help. Parents and Carers of children aged 18 months to 10 years can talk about their worries, learn to understand your child a bit better and discuss useful strategies for moving forward.
Get help with:
- Communicating with your child
- Encouraging positive behaviour
- Decrease undesirable behaviour
- Parenting together
- Planning for high-risk behaviour
When: Tuesday 10th Aug – 1:1 Face to Face 30 min slots
Where: Evelyn Children & Family Centre, 231 Grove Street, SE8 3PZ
When: Tuesday 17th Aug – 1:1 Face to Face 30 min slots:
Where: Bellingham Children & Family Centre, 109 Randlesdown Road, SE6 3HB
When: Wednesday 11th Aug & Wednesday 18th Aug – 1:1 30 min slots
Where: Phone or Zoom
Age Group: 18 months to 10 years
How to book: go to www.lewishamcfc.org.uk/booking-form
or text or leave a message on 07377 724243
Further details can be downloaded here:
You can find out more about the benefits of using Praise in our blog post and video.
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Join this year’s Summer Reading Challenge from Saturday 10th July 2021 with the Wild World Hereos in your local library. Take a look at this video to get you started on your way. More details are available here
CATFORD AND CYPHERS CC SUMMER CAMP
Attending our camp offers young players a chance to learn new skills, develop existing skills, make new friends, gain experience of competing as well as keeping them focused, active and engaged throughout the holidays.
- Week 1: Monday 26th – Friday 30th July | 9:30-4:00
- Week 2: Monday 2nd – Friday 6th August | 9:30-4:00
- Week 3: Monday 9th – Friday 13th August | 9:30-4:00
- Week 4: Monday 16th – Friday 20th August | 9:30-12:30
- Week 5: Monday 23rd – Friday 27th August | 9:30-4:00
Based down on Rubens Street and practising on a Friday evening from 5.30-7.30, Catford & Cyphers is a cricket club which has the local community at its core. They are very much the heartbeat of cricket in South-East London.
The club is now looking to build out its junior section with teams across all age groups, practices that are open to beginners through to the future stars of the game, and a welcoming attitude to everyone.
The club has Kilmorie connections in the u9s, u10s, u11s and u13s.
Find out more Catford & Cyphers
Crystal Palace Park Trust’s Summer of Play
Collection of free summer holiday play activities in Crystal Palace Park
It’s about getting kids outside and into the park to play, socialise and just enjoy themselves as we all recover from the impact of the pandemic. Summer of Play is open to all children, but different activities are designed for different age groups.
Adventure Learning’s own mini summer of play programme runs from Monday 2 to Friday 6 August. During Summer of Play we’ll be flying kites, setting out giant marble runs, creating structures, contraptions and beasts (using bamboo, rubber bands, string and pulleys), and heading out on mini beast hunts and pond dipping excursions. We are really looking forward to it!
HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOOD PROGRAMME (HAF)
A newly launched film featuring Marcus Rashford MBE calls on parents to sign up their children to the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF). More details on this will follow when available.
The HAF Programme supports children and families in the school holidays. Outside of term-time, the Programme provides healthy food and enriching activities to free school meal eligible children in every local authority in England. The Programme has been significantly expanded and eligible families will be able to sign up. Take a look at the video HERE
More information about the HAF programme can be found HERE
Supporting children to access technology safely
Workshops run by the Athena Refuge
Lewisham Council has commissioned the Athena Refuge to deliver 4 x free workshops to empower parents to support their children to access technology safely and positively and what to do if you have any concerns.
We know removing technology from our children can seem like a logical solution but sometimes this can in fact increase risks of unsupervised use.
The purpose of this workshop is to increase awareness and provide some useful skills to support parents, by the end of this workshop you should be able to:
- Recognise how modern technology can be used to jeopardise young people’s safety
- Distinguish between different types of technological abuse that could affect children
and young people
- Assess the risk factors involved in cases where technology is being used to abuse
children and young people
- List different ways in which you can empower your children to use technology safely
There are 4 workshops available via Zoom in July
- Workshop 1 – Tuesday 13th July 2021 4pm to 6.30pm
- Workshop 2 – Tuesday 13th July 2021 7pm to 9.30pm
- Workshop 3 – Thursday 15th July 2021 4pm to 6.30pm
- Workshop 4 – Thursday 15th July 2021 7pm to 9.30pm
Blackheath Conservatoire Summer Courses
- Some brilliant art classes looking at Mixed Media (9-14 yrs), Urban Sketching (9-14 yrs) and the works of two of our favourites in Hockney And William Blake In A Bag! (5-11 yrs).
- A rare opportunity to try out our most popular course, Roundabout (5-7 yrs); our popular staple Ukulele for Beginners (5-7 yrs) and a workshop for Young Song Writers (8-14 yrs)
- Some lovely drama workshops for young thespians, learning to be Explorers! (4-7 yrs) and learning about Moving With Nature (4-7 yrs)
- A ceramics workshop for the whole family to enjoy together!
You can see full details on our website
Club Hub – Kids Activities, Childrens Clubs, Toddler Activities, gymnastics Classes & Baby Classes
Club Hub is a Multi Award Winning Kids Activities Directory.
Search for kids activities and kids clubs for newborns to 18 years in the whole of the U.K for Free.
Kids Activities vary from baby classes, toddler activities, preschool classes, dance classes, gymnastics classes, cooking classes, martial arts classes, indoor activities, learning languages to kids soft play centres, kids attractions and kids events.Find out more about Club Hub
LONDON FIRE BRIGADE
If you would like to have a Home Fire Safety Visit please book HERE. This service can be booked by parents/carers to your home and will be carried out either by Firefighters from the closest local fire station or by Community Safety Officers from London Fire Brigade. They will provide fire safety advice to the adults and children in the home and fit smoke alarms where needed. The visits and smoke alarms are completely free of charge, so please do ensure that parents and carers are aware of this. This is not means-tested and is open to everyone.
Holidays are a great time for children and their families. When going to new places it is important to remember that the new setting and environment may not be as child-friendly as it is at home. Please see below. Most drowning is preventable. Included are some tips to help keep children safe on holiday.Water Safety Leaflet (pdf)
Couch to 5k
Fancy getting fitter? Thinking of improving your health?
Why not include the whole family?
The NHS have launched a campaign to get more people moving. It’s called Couch to 5k: week by week. It is a running plan for absolute beginners. It was developed by a new runner, Josh Clark, who wanted to help his 50 something mum get off the couch and start running too.
The plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between and a different schedule for each of the 9 week programme.
Couch to 5k is for everyone who wants to get more active. It is a free programme designed to be an easy way of getting fitter and healthier. It works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina.
Running requires little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes that suit your foot type may help improve comfort. Regular running will improve your general fitness and health, could help you lose weight (when combined with a healthy diet this will be more effective) and will improve the health of your heart and lungs. There is also some evidence that it may help increase bone density in some people, which can help protect against bone disease like osteoporosis. As well as physical benefits there are also mental benefits to running. It could help to boost your confidence and self-belief; can be a fabulous stress reliever and has been shown to combat depression.
If you are interested and would like more information, please use this link: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/
The Daily Mile continues at Kilmorie and a commitment to improve the health of the whole family will work well with the work your child will be doing with their class during the Daily Mile. Track the year group progress HERE