You can help your child’s learning every day, by supporting and encouraging them and being excited by their learning. Here are some ideas to keep them developing their literacy and numeracy skills at home. Here is a fun activity for you to do with your children ‘Spell your name workout’
The Ministry of Education is partnering with TVNZ to deliver entertaining educational programming for our tamariki, including teacher-led lessons and featuring Suzy Cato, Karen O’Leary, Jordan Vandermade and Nathan Wallis. visit https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/home-learning-tv
Dancemat typing is a great typing game to help teach children how to type correctly visit https://www.dancemattypingguide.com/
Another website is freerice.com Each question answered correctly is one grain of rice given to a 3rd world country.
Download Basic Facts for years 1 to 6 click here
Download Home learning choice boards here:
Learning choice board 1
Learning choice board 2
Learning choice board 3
Learning choice board 4
Learning choice board 5
Links to useful websites:
Home Learning Activities for new entrants click here to visit website
Learning and development at home – Practical information about education for parents and carers from the Ministry of Education
Fun learning for kids click here
Learning @home resources click here
Foldouts – Supporting your Child’s Learning resources
KidsSpot Kidspot has many great ideas to try at home with children
Websites for 5-6 year olds
Websites for 6-8 year olds
Wicked – Lots of interactive activities and suggestions for things to do at home.
Kiwi Families – lots of links to other sites.
Card games – ideas on how to use a deck of cards to support learning.
Most of our students will have a log in for this engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform. If not, you are able to set up a free account easily.
Maths dictionary – visual representation of many mathematic concepts. Excellent for developing understanding of vocabulary.
More maths games – lots to choose from. Some will require Flash player.
Math Playground – as well as the exciting games, be sure to check out the Maths Manipulatives and the Thinking Blocks. These provide great opportunities for you to talk with your child about maths.I
INZ Maths Families and whānau
Suggestions for supporting your child’s maths learning at home. Ideas for sharing mathematics with your child using everyday experiences such as cooking, watching sport and recycling. Ideas for making a collection of free or low-cost items that your child can use for exploring maths ideas, Frequently asked questions about how to help your child learn maths, and links to other Ministry of Education resources.
iPhone, iPad, iPod Apps
Keeping safe online
We have more access to technology and online environments than ever before, sometimes those spaces can be confusing and seem difficult to manage. The buttons below offer a variety of information about technology basics and keeping yourself and your children safe online.
Hectors World is a website aimed at younger student with information on how to stay safe online.
Digi-Parenting is a new site created by Vodafone and includes a few basic recommendations for using technology with children
Net Basics is a site aimed at teenagers and adults using technology and staying safe online
Teach parents Tech is a YouTube channel that shares basic technology concepts in an easy to learn format
Tech in a Sec is video series created by Spark, it includes a range lessons in using technology
Common Sense Media Reviews for what your kids want to watch (before they watch it)