Ways to Support Learning at Home

Partnership between students, home and school is important to give studentsLearning at Home the opportunity to practice and share their learning from school, this will benefit their progress.

You will find below some simple ways to support learning at home:


You can support literacy learning at home by:

  • Giving your child/children opportunities to read to you
  • Discuss and ask questions about their book
  • Read to them
  • Find opportunities for children to write e.g. lists, a diary, an email or a letter
  • Play word games and puzzles to improve vocabulary
  • Take them to the library
  • Play board games
  • Get your child to read instructions for you
  • Remember their reading doesn’t always have to be a book, it could be magazines, comics, the newspaper or something from the internet.
  • http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/creating-readers/community-readers/reading-home


Some ways to support maths learning at home:

  • Practice basic facts knowledge – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.
  • Use practical tasks at home to practice maths knowledge e.g. measurement when cooking & shopping etc.
  • Play maths games together.
  • Telling the time, repeating and remembering telephone numbers or make a map with clues.
  • Ask your child to share their learning goals with you, get them to show you an example.
  • http://nzmaths.co.nz/families
  • https://e-ako.nzmaths.co.nz

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