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Akonga Rereketanga

“At times like this there may be some anxious children worried about COVID 19 and how it might effect them.  For anxious children we find Social Stories help give them a clear reason why we are doing what we are doing.  This maybe useful for your family.  A big thank you to one of our teachers Mrs Michelle Major, who runs our Life Skills programme and works in our Akonga Rerekētanga department, for creating this story and visual calendar.”

Social story book on Carona Virus by Michelle Major
Isolation Calendar PDF

Learning Activities

This is a list of websites which can be used as learning activities to reinforce and enrich your child’s learning if not at school.
Link Description
Brain Pop Video-based lessons with companion quizzes, for several different subjects. Free access for students through school accounts, or subscription-based for the public.
Epic Digital library of books. Students can access this site for free through their student account. Families can subscribe, and a free trial is offered.
Xtra Math A free online math learning resource that is available to everyone.
Khan Academy Short lessons in the form of videos for English and math. These lessons are available online, free of charge to anyone.
Prodigy A game platform that teaches children math. Free access for students through school accounts, or subscription-based for the public.
Twinkle [email protected]
Education Perfect [email protected] (costs $5 per student)
Mystery Science
Sunshine on Line (NZ) Baverstock School Licence available for parents for reading
Username: baverstock1
Password: Books2015
IXL – family Learning  English & Maths learning from Y0 – Y13 – click on “Learning”

Tumble books Free online books

Tumble Book Library


K-5 /TeenBookCloud

5-12 /AudioBookCloud

All ages

For more information contact: [email protected] or ring your local library email to subscribe for free until August 31 [email protected]

Reading SATs

Reading SATs practise comprises a range of fiction and non-fiction texts and poems and 10 practice papers differentiated at three levels. Reading SATs practice for KS2

For comprehension resources, look no further than Comprehension for upper KS2 and Comprehension for lower KS2.

For year 1, have a look at Comprehension tasks, a set of differentiated tasks and writing practice which might also suit some Reception children
Any questions email suppor[email protected]
(Free access to all our resources until the end of April 2020.)

School Resources

Essential Words

Bubble Words

Performing Arts Bingo