COVID-19 UPDATES

Welcome back to school under Alert Level 2

Good Afternoon Parents and Caregivers, We look forward to welcoming back all our students to school on Monday 8th March, under Alert Level 2.  As advised by the Prime Minister this afternoon we are moving down to Alert Level 2 from 6am on Sunday 7th March.  Students who are unwell

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Announcements : 

Alert Level 2 – School is open for all students from Monday.  Students to arrive between 8.30am – 8.50am and go straight to their classroom.

Announcements : 

Alert Level 2 – School is open for all students from Monday.  Students to arrive between 8.30am – 8.50am and go straight to their classroom.

Learning at Home

DISTANCE LEARNING

DISTANCE LEARNING TIMETABLES for 2nd to 5th March can be found HERE

Additional Distance Learning activities  This link has some additional Distance Learning activities in addition to the work your teacher has assigned their students(via the link above).

Home Learning TV
Home Learning TV can be accessed On Demand HERE or via the TVNZ App on a device (mobile phone, smart tv or tablet)

If your child is needing a chromebook so that they have their own device to be able to do their distance learning on from home, please email Nicky on nfleming@mri.school.nz and we will organise a loan device for you.


Resources for Children
Resources for Parents and Caregivers

 

Learning at Home

You can help your child’s learning every day, by supporting and encouraging them and being excited by their learning. 

It is good to talk to your child about what they are learning.  It also supports their learning to encourage your child to think about their opinions on different topics, such as current events,  and why they think that.  This will support the building of thinking skills that they are doing at school. 

During the year there is opportunity for you and your child to meet with the teacher to set up learning goals and reflect on their progress.  These take place in term one and term three.  In term two and term four you will receive a written Report that highlights your child’s progress in their learning, as well as against their goals.  Your child’s reflection on their learning is an important part of this. 

Please feel free to make contact with your child’s teacher at any stage throughout the year.

Homework

There’s a lot of debate about the value of homework, especially for primary school aged children. Some studies suggest that homework is not very useful for this age group, or has only a small benefit. However, it’s generally agreed that reading at home is very beneficial and it’s likely that your child will bring home books to read to you.

Your child may be given homework of no more than half an hour a night.  This may be to:

  • Read independently or with you.
  • Practise skills like maths and spelling
  • Have additional time at home to help complete assignments, finish work, research and revise current units of work

If there is a concern with your child having access to resources at home or time to complete tasks due to out of school activities and family commitments,  please speak with the class teacher in the first instance.

In the case of the school needing to provide a distance learning programme (such as in a COVID lockdowns) links to the classroom’s programmes will be made available through the website.

 

Ministry of Education Links for parents to help your child at home with their learning

Ministry of Education information for Parents – Primary School

NZ Maths resources and ideas  to support learning maths at home

NZ Ministry of Education Learning from home resources

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