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Whakapau kaha – to be better than before.

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Today’s announcement stated that there will be a four week ‘holiday’ before we may move into on-line learning. This gives teachers time to prepare. If this changes we will of course meet what ever requirements are made of us.

To allieviate some potential boredom during this family-isolation time, I have supplied some links and ideas below to help parents.  Thanks to the teachers who assisted with putting these ideas together.

Kind regards




Learning through Play: 

Create a treasure map of hidden things around your house with X marking the spot.

Create a toy puppet out of an old sock, add some eyes, hair using things around the house. 

Turn on some music and create a dance! Share this with your family members in a mini show 

Write 10 key words from around your house, then make them with playdough 


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon food colouring

Mix all dry ingredients first, then add oil and boiling water with food colouring, mix well.

Store in an airtight container. 

Letter formation – Handwriting NZ Curriculum 

Storyline online – Reading [shared book] 

Numbers in Te Reo Maori – 


Y3-6  Maths Whizz

         – Learning Basic facts

          -Play a board game- Lots of strategy in many games


Basic Facts practise for all levels:

Hit the button



Read a library book to someone else in your house

Storyline online – Reading [shared book] 



Write an email daily to family you can not see face to face

Write a play and then act it out



Practise words from this list that they may not know.


Google Art Gallery virtual tours for 5-10 year olds

Take a Virtual Art gallery tour.  

What style of art do you like the most?

Which artists do you like?

Create your own piece in that/their style




Find a virtual tour on a topic that interests you.

Write some things that you already know?

What would you like to learn?

Write a couple of questions to investigate



Jamie’s Brainbreaks


Fold and fly different styles of paper airplanes. How can the science of flight help you design a better plane? 


Create the ultimate creative rolling car that can go down a ramp. How many different ideas can you try? 

Create a gap that is about 12 inches across. Use different materials to create a simple bridge. How can you determine which bridge is the strongest?

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