NZ 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. FAQs and more.
Prodigy - a fun, interactive numeracy website children just love! Most of our students will have a login 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 mathematical 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.
Read aloud to your children and encourage them to read aloud to you too – it is an important factor in developing oral reading fluency and motivation to read. It is also an effective way to discuss incidental vocabulary meaning.
Ideas to help with literacy - You can help your child's learning every day, by supporting and encouraging them and being excited by their learning. Have a look at the year group for your child and have fun.
Scholastic Story Starters – engaging writing prompts across a range of genres
Dancemat - Dancemat typing is a great typing game to help teach children how to type correctly visit
Literacy Shed – video prompts for writing
BBC – interactive content/lessons/videos/quizzes on different writing skills
Learning and development at home – practical information about education for parents and carers from the Ministry of Education
Foldouts – Supporting your Child’s Learning resources
KidsSpot - Kidspot has many great ideas to try at home with children
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
freerice.com - each question answered correctly is one grain of rice given to a 3rd world country.
Ministry of Education - Home Learning resources and learning sites.
If you have any questions please contact your child's whānau teacher:
Kōtukutuku (Year 5/6)
Ti Kouka (Year 7/8)