Learning at Home

How you can help at home

For a range of activities you can do at home, check out our:

Learning through Play, Art and Exploration activity suggestions

Life Skills Learning activity suggestions

3 Day Home Learning activities (August 2021)

100 Words to Sight Read

First 100 Words to Write

Essential Spelling Lists

“I Can” Years 1-2

“I Can” Years 3-4

“I Can” Years 5-6

“I Can” Years 7-8

The Otago Museum has a huge range of activities you can enjoy.

National Geographic Kids online magazine with facts, games and interesting resources.

NASA has shared lots of amazing clips and pics of the amazing world God has created.

New Zealand Geographic Digital Edition – access some amazing articles, photos, videos, and Together At Home activities. You can access three items per month totally free on NZGeo.com, and thereafter it costs $1 per week for a digital subscription. A digital subscription gives you access to more than 10,000 stories and 400 hours of natural history documentaries on-demand, on any device.

e-ako maths adventures is an online Maths learning tool suitable for students in Years 1-10. Student move through learning modules and collect points and trophies as they go. With younger students, help moving through the modules may be needed, for example, reading the instructions to the questions. Older students can use e-ako as a self-directed learning tool. Your child can register an account for free. 

Audio books – listen to a huge variety of New Zealand stories and songs online at Storytime by Radio New Zealand.

Clapmotion – The team at Te Papa show you how to make Stopmotion Animation using a free online tool.

VeggieTales – search VeggieTales on Youtube and enjoy hours of comedy with fruit and vegetables teaching about making good choices, and retelling popular Bible stories.

Learn Te Reo at home with these fun online games and links to other Te Reo resources.

Art At Home – for some artistic ideas you can do at home, courtesy of the Dunedin Art Museum.