Welcome to Learning at Home in the Koru Team

Kia ora, and welcome to the Koru Learning At Home page!

Here you will find a range of online and offline activities which you might like to participate in with your child, during the summer holiday. None of these activities is compulsory - it is up to you and your child to decide which activities will work best in your home situation.

You'll see, if you scroll further down below the Learning Areas section, a section called Digitech At Home. Your children have been involved in Digitech sessions at school and this section provides some great ideas as to how you might integrate Digitech in an 'unplugged' way, with your children's Literacy learning. We hope you have great fun, as you challenge your children with this activity.

In the drop down menu to the right of the word 'Koru' in the black bar above, you will find many other learning activities, from which you are able to select.

Also, below are the links through to Learning Through Play, Literacy and Maths. The dropdown menu contains many other options for you and your child as well. There is a wide range of optional online and offline activities that you might like to engage in with your children over the summer holiday break.

You might find that one of the learning activities each day is enough. You might find that there are two or three activities that you would like to engage in. You might engage in one particular activity or theme which involves your child over several days.

Starting each day:

Each morning, at school, we welcome the day, by saying our karakia together. We think about what we can do and say to try and have the best possible day together with our teachers and our friends.

At home, you could try starting your day by saying the karakia together as a family. The words are below, or perhaps you might prefer to say the karakia along with Georgia, by clicking on the link below left.

Our Karakia

Whakataka te hau ki te uru Cease the winds from the west

Whakataka te hau ki te tonga Cease the winds from the south

Kia mākinakina ki uta Let the breeze blow over the land

Kia mātaratara ki tai Let the breeze blow over the ocean

E hī ake ana te atākura Let the red-tipped dawn come with a

He tio, he huka, he hau hūnga sharpened air.

Tīhei mauri ora! A touch of frost, a promise of a glorious day

We follow our karakia by singing and signing the New Zealand National Anthem.

Our National Anthem

The tamariki love to sing and sign the national anthem every morning, so try and give this a go with your children by clicking the video to the left. The children are all amazing at singing and signing!

Learning Areas:

Click on the titles below to be taken to the relevant page. Here you will find learning related to these areas.

Learning at Home Digitech.pdf

Digitech at Home

In our Koru hub, we have been starting to learn about the early aspects of Digitech. You will see to the left here, that we have used some of the activities that the children have been involved with at school, and have integrated the children's Literacy learning, to come up with an 'unplugged' activity which incorporates Digitech into the home setting. Give it a go with your wee ones and see what sort of coding solutions your child can come up with! We'd love to see the results.

Whānau - please talk with your child about using devices safely at home...