Kia ora parents and whānau

This page has the distance learning options outlined for each Year level. Your child’s teacher will be in contact regularly through either the SeeSaw or Showbie platforms or through email. 

Please be patient with us as we get the logistics of managing this workflow up to speed. We are excited to be offering a range of experiences across all levels that will allow for the continuation of learning. 

Remember that we have our own families and children that we need to look after, as well as our own health  - if you do not hear from us it may just be because we have things to sort in our own households.

Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any queries. 

 

Important dates:

Thursday 26 and Friday 27 March - a ‘trial run’ of distance learning platforms to check logins etc.

Monday 30 March to Tuesday 14 April  - School Holidays

Wednesday 15 April until further notice distance learning (while schools remain closed).

 

Please stay safe and well. Take care whānau.

Tracey Hopkins

ACTING PRINCIPAL

 

Year 1 team

Readingbooks will be assigned daily on Sunshine Classics for you to read.

At 1:30pm a storytime video will be posted on Seesaw. After the story, there will be questions to answer. 

Writing: writing topics will be posted on Seesaw and email. Share your writing with your teacher! Sign up by using the QR code for ‘Home Learning’. 

Maths: activities will be assigned daily. We will use Matific and some other sites. There will also be counting tasks for you to complete, send your teacher a photo of your learning on Seesaw. Rich tasks will be posted.

Handwriting: 2 letters will be sent home each week for you to practise writing. We will send a formation video to help you! You can also look at the handwriting formation sheet in the blue book to check how the letter is written.

Alphabet and word work: each day there will be a task. Please keep using your word card every day to learn your alphabet letter names and sounds, as well as learning your colour words.

PE: watch out for a video for you to join in with.

Fun Activity: Watch out for these - it could be a riddle, a puzzle .....wait and see.

Children are encouraged to share their learning back through their Seesaw Home Learning account, so they can receive feedback from their teacher.

 

Year 2 team

Spelling: spelling words will be sent home weekly via email on Fridays. 

Reading: books will be assigned daily on Sunshine Classics for you to read. At 1:30pm a video of a year 2 teacher will be posted on Seesaw. The teacher will be reading a book. Be on the lookout, because there will be questions to answer. 

Writing: writing topics will be posted on Seesaw and email. Share your writing with your teacher! Sign up by using the QR code for ‘Home Learning’. The QR code can be found in your red books. 

Maths: activities will be assigned daily, which you can do on IXL and Matific. Rich tasks will also be emailed to you, remember to use your strategies! 

Handwriting: a letter and a number will be sent home weekly. You can practise your handwriting in your red book. We will send a formation video on Seesaw to help you. You can also use the formation sheet in your red book. 

Riddle: riddles will be sent home weekly - try and solve them! 

Word of the week: a word will be posted on Seesaw, try and use it as often as you can, while talking or when doing your writing. Count how many times you have used it. 

 

Year 3 and 4: 

In the middle school students will be using a few main apps: IXL, Seesaw, Epic, Sunshine Classics, Matific and Showbie. Other apps may be used in some classrooms. All of these codes have been sent home or are available by you emailing your classroom teacher along with details of how to set these up. 

Teachers will communicate daily via email and seesaw or showbie with ideas and suggestions for the day’s learning. 

Children are encouraged to share their learning back through the suggested online platform so they can receive feedback from their teacher. 

Encourage your child to tune in daily at 1.30pm to listen to a shared story from your classroom teacher.

 

Year 5 and 6

In the senior team, we will be sending work home via the Showbie app. This may be in different forms, depending on what we are learning. Teachers will send materials for mathematics, writing and reading, as well as rich activities designed to make home learning fun! 

Supporting apps we may use are:

  • IXL (maths)

  • Showbie

  • Seesaw

  • Epic (reading)

  • Sunshine Classics

  • Matific

  • ReadTheory

  • Pobble

  • NZ Maths URLs

If you are having trouble logging on to IXL, Showbie, Seesaw or Epic, please contact your class teacher and they will endeavour to help you. Teachers will contact you with any supporting information you may need. As this is new to us all, we are hoping children can complete tasks within school hours and engage in learning as much as possible. You should expect work/material to appear on Showbie when it would usually occur in a normal classroom setting. However, you are free to complete work when it suits you and your family.

 

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