Additional Resources

Additional Resource Suggestions

Activities you can do with your child at home to help develop their skills.

English

• Reading Material: books, magazines, newspapers
• Board Games/Family Games: Scrabble, Hangman, Pictionary
• Journal – Diary entries and/or recounts
• Blogging
• Reading Online: Lexile’s
• Dictionary and Thesaurus – definitions and synonyms
• Dinner conversation
• Dotted Thirds paper – handwriting
• Bedtime reading
• Cooking – writing recipes

Mathematics

• Times tables
• Playing Cards
• Dice
• Monopoly
• Sudoku Puzzles – puzzle books or online
• KenKen Puzzles – http://www.kenkenpuzzle.com
• Dominoes
• Discuss the maths around them – i.e. shapes, time, measurement etc.
• Online – Matific, Prodigy, MathsOnline

Other Useful Links

Department of Education Resources

Learning At Home – Search by year level

Free Trials for Computer Access

ABC Education – Choose a year level, curriculum area and topic – All free
TWINKL – have a free starter subscription
HelloKids – Free drawing tutorials for students with step by step instructions

Mathematics

Maths Online – Free Trial available
Matific 
Prodigy 

English

• Oxford OWL (Oxford University Press) – Free
Storyline Online – A collection of quality books read aloud to students
ReadWorks – for Upper Primary
Mims Audiobook – Free during COVID-19. You can select audio or ebooks for free.
Writing Legends (Oxford University Press) – Free until 31st July
BTN – Under Teachers there are Resources with a complete package including discussion questions, transcripts and activities. These are downloadable in Word or as a PDF.
The SQUIZ Kids – A news podcast for 8-12yos. In just a few minutes, we give kids (and their adults) a rundown on the big news events delivered free of opinion, and with positivity and humour. Designed to slip easily into families’ morning routines, a new episode will drop at 7am each weekday.
ABC Reading Eggs – 2 weeks free access
Star Fall – Free resources for use at home

HASS

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ – An interactive way to explore The Museum of the World chronologically for Upper Primary

Science and Technology

National Geographic Kids – Explore and discover or complete online quizzes and games
Scratch
Wonderopolis
NASA Kids Club
BBC

Free iPad Applications

Teach My Monster To Read
EPIC
• 20 Screen-Free Activities – https://www.bit.ly/2Wmc57D
• 100 Activities To Do At Home – https://www.bit.ly/2Wsyiki
• Download the Free Online Educational Activities PDF