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Some important messages:

KNS’s approach to home learning.

 The most important thing you can do is spend time with your children. Love them, play with them, talk to them, listen to them… you will not regret the time you give to your children in these uncertain times and … when you need something to do, check out the home learning grid which doesn’t need internet access and the school website which has online links. 

 Our approach will look like this:

 Big Picture

Daily Facebook, website and school app updates from Stuart. 

 Class Level

Regular teacher updates on class dojo or seesaw. 

Home learning grid that has ideas for activities for parents to use as a guide.  

 

Holidays

The Ministry of Education has changed the two week holiday period.  The dates are from:

 The 30th of March to the 14th April. 

 During this time I am encouraging our teachers to take a break and spend quality time with their families.  


 Support?

Over the next couple of days our staff are working hard to ensure that our families have the support they need.  Do you know of anyone who needs help?  The amazing Ewan from Four Square, Hilcrest has already donated loaves of bread and we have organised other supplies to take to families.   Please ring the school office 07 8565399 or text 0273522089 if you need to.  


Learning at Home

Please remember the most important thing you can do is spend time with your children. Love them, play with them, talk to them, listen to them… you will not regret the time you give to your children in these uncertain times and … when you need something to do, have a look at the suggestions listed below.
 

Literacy

https://www.kiwikidsnews.co.nz/

Sunshine Online (Reading)

Username: Knighton

Password:  normal

https://www.feelbrave.com/

Stories, songs  and mindfulness activities from NZ

https://www.harpercollinschildrensbooks.co.uk/listen-for-free/

StoryCastle from HarperCollins - listen to popular books for free

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/goodnight-kiwi/features/the-stories

Each story is read by a celebrity with original illustrations and animations 

National geographic


Maths

Basic Facts Practice 

(Prototec - no password or username required)

https://maths.prototec.co.nz/

Maths at our house

Use everyday experiences and resources found around your home. 

https://nzmaths.co.nz/maths-our-house


Prodigy 

(password provided by classroom teacher)


Beanbeanbean 

Multiplication practice


Arty Ideas

https://picsart.com/

Amazing photo edit app.

https://www.canva.com/

Create posters, publish your writing...make it beautiful

https://www.kidspot.com.au/things-to-do/collection/art-activities

Art ideas

https://www.doc.govt.nz/get-involved/conservation-activities/with-children/art-and-craft/

Fun art and craft ideas from NZ Department of Conservation


Get active / healthy kai

Nicole sent an email with the PDF Stay at home care package by Big Life Journal

Stay-At-Home Care Package by Big Life Journal.pdf


Full Body Flow | 20 Min. Yoga Practice | Yoga With Adriene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1H3xO3x_Js

https://app.gonoodle.com/

Go Noodle - Videos to keep active and to keep calm

https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/50-healthy-kids-snack-ideas/ 

Get cooking at home :-)


General Knowledge

National Geographic

https://www.natgeokids.com/nz/category/discover/

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