“The relationship between oral language and literacy learning is shared. Children draw on their oral language when they learn to read and write and in turn their progress in literacy learning enriches and expands their oral language.” – Ministry of Education
All of our students are encouraged to do some reading and level specific homework in other core curriculum areas every day. It doesn’t have to be much, but each time the learning is revisited in the home it is much more likely to be retained long term.
As a part of our school wide ‘Self Management’ scheme we are working with our students to independently access reading material from their reading boxes or the library and work with their teachers to decide on homework for each week.
If your child is a ‘hungry learner’ and wants more, here are some links to fantastic sites which we encourage:
Te Reo Maori Sites
http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Reo-Maori-resources/Hei-Waiata – play audio, and learn waiata
http://ww100.govt.nz/ – ANZAC DAY 100 Years Commemorative Site
Tut Pup – Maths & Spelling:
Maths with the Khan Academy – video & on screen lessons, topic by topic
BBC Bite Size Maths, Literacy & Science:
Stage 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/
Higher Extension: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/bitesize/higher/
All curriculum areas – Kids Know It
Multiple curriculum areas – Sheppard Software
Scholastic – Writing:
Reading – TIME MAGAZINE FOR KIDS!!!
Reading – requires parental approval and log in
Read, write, think – Reading, writing and comprehension:
Train your Brain – Brain Games
CBeebies – Preschool Education Games