Learning At Home

School Blogs


Look at the links provided on the School Blogs. The ideas and links below will be updated regularly.

Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV

This time around Home Learning TV | Papa Kāinga TV will take over TVNZ DUKE’s daytime schedule between 9am and 1pm on week days, with programmes and lessons for children aged 2 to 11 years.

DUKE is available on Freeview channel 13Sky and Vodafone TV channel 23. It can be live streamed on the TVNZ website. Content will be available for catch up viewing on TVNZ OnDemand.

TVNZ website

MOE Learning from home

TVNZ Education Channel – Home Learning TV 

Home Learning | Papa Kāinga TV is free to air TVNZ on Demand, as well as on Sky Channel 502 and Vodafone TV.

Ideas for Learning at Home. Try these activities with your children. Other links that could be useful
Go for a nature walk Support your child’s learning Years 1-6 PDF’s (Reading, Writing & Mathematics)
Take photos and write about them Mathletics  (email [email protected] for logins/passwords) 

Mathletics – Parent support pack

Do some family exercises together  Studyladder
Write letters, emails to family and friends  Science in a van (Live on YouTube each day at 12.45 pm)
  Auckland Museum – August 2020
Construct using lego, outdoor materials, construction blocks Prototec Basic Facts Maths Practice
Make huts
Night Zookeeper  (Writing)

Free e-Book  The Giraffes of Whispering Wood

Do some baking Epic (Reading)
Plan the menu with the food available in the cupboard KIWIKIDS NEWS
Board games, puzzles, play cards and build with blocks Handwriting Tutorials
Read songs, waiata, poems and rhymes, have fun together. Sing them together. Number of the Day
Draw IXL – Maths & Literacy
Paint Listen to Reading (Links)
Skype your friends and family Writing Fun
Make some puppets – old socks, tubes of paper or card. Act out the story.  Art Activities
Write out recipes or instructions for other people to follow.  Audible Stories 
Cut out letters from old magazines and newspapers to make messages Vooks Storybooks brought to life
Make up a play, you could write the play down. Use puppets to give the performance to the family. Khan Academy  (LZ1 has logins)
Make your own advertising pamphlet – cut out and sort items to go on it. Make your own pretend money. Coding – If you have forgotten or don’t have a login email [email protected]
Go on a treasure hunt – make a map with clues and see who can get to the treasure first. Scratch Jr (Coding – Free iPad App)
Dance to music and sing, make up a dance sequence, can you copy each other? Scratch (Laptop, chromebook, workstation)
Do timed activities. You hold the watch and count how many times they can bounce a ball in a minute. Colouring and paper craft
Fold and cut paper dolls and other repeating patterns. Make a puzzle online (e.g. you can use Essential Spelling words)
Hide something from each other and draw a map or hide several clues – can you follow the map or clues and find it? Kids Should See this Video site with experiments and a range of videos on interesting topics
Collect the family birthdays and put in order – make a reminder calendar for the year. National Geographic Kids Club
Make kites using a variety of shapes and materials. How high can it fly, how long can it fly for? David Walliams is reading a story each day for children
Frog Hop Number Maze – printables (Juniors)
30 Day LEGO challenge
Ocean Soap Foam
Nano Girl Science Experiments 
Happy Hooligans Science Experiments for Kids
About COVID – 19 for Kids 
Maths with Len’s Gems 
Fractions – models & word problems (seniors)
Brett Fairweather – Jump Jam 
Brainzy – Education
Footsteps Dance – Day 1 – Blame it on the boogie, Black or White
Kids Art Works
Auckland Museum at Home

Are you a budding marine biologist?
Jigsaw genius? and more!

Vocabulary Spelling City 

Learning Activities & Games

VocabularySpellingCity is offering free access for the next 3 months to help students, parents and teachers during these challenging times, with the code VSCFree90

Math Month – new game each week
Where would a Kiwi make its home?
LEARNZ virtual field trips
Autumn Experience – Let’s go leaf hunting.
Merlin’s Education Toolbox
Kiwi Kids News – Level 3&4 (Yrs 5&6) Daily activities
Kiwi Kids News – Bingo Board of awesomeness
Kiwi Kids News – Short Story competition $$$

Entries open on 15th April and close on 1st May.

Kiwi Kids News – Treasure Hunt

Starts Tuesday 14th April

Sparklers – at Home
Double digit array multiplication – game
MOTAT fun 
Weekly Education resources – seniors
The Olympic Ambassador Programme is online!
89 awesome activities from Independent Schools of Victoria.
Night Zookeeper – write a letter to a Key Worker competition
EPro8 Challenge electronics simulator
Maths – Rapid recall 
Writing – Night Zookeeper’s free resources
Fraction – free downloads
Get ready to speed up those typing skills with this game titled Home Row Typing