Normanhurst West Public School

Aspire, Motivate, Encourage, Achieve

Telephone02 9484 4252

Emailnormanhurw-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Learning from home

We're keeping students learning both in and out of the classroom.

Explore the department's learning from home resources to support both online and offline learning for all students.

Learning from home without technology

We understand some students do not have access to a device or internet for online learning. Contact the school to discuss non-digital learning from home options for your child.

 

NWPS - Comment from Mrs Sharpe

Teachers from our school are working at home to gather, arrange and send lessons to students in their classes.
As from Friday March 20  they have been unable to acquire resources from their classrooms. Havng said that, they are doing amazingly well working collaboratively to organise  classwork  for their students.

Thank you to parents and students who have been very supportive. Many of you, I know, are helping each other and sharing some wonderful ideas for keeping up with your  chidren's schoolwork and staying happy.

It is such a difficut time for all of us.

Hope you are all well. 

Kind regards from Irene Sharpe

Website Suggestions

K  to Year 6

commonsensemedia.org

For parents: Find the "Best of ..." lists here

Kindergarten:

Teach Your Monster To Read
On Friday 20th March Kindergarten students were given an address with a login name. You must use the above link. If your child was absent that day you can contact the school or Mrs Sharpe (Computer Teacher).
Congratulations to the many students who are using this website already. Your monsters are very happy. They are sending messages to me.

Sighties
A game on the Teach Your Monster To Read website for learning up to 100 sight words.

 

K to Yr 3

Starfall 
Literacy games and activities

All Grades:

Studyladder
This website follows the Australian Curriculum. Our school has been using it since 2010. It has always provided free activities for all school students during school hours and three lessons after school. If parents wished to have more lessons after school  there was a fee. Studyladder is allowing students to use this website at home at no cost. Our teachers are able to set 'tasks' from this site for students to complete. These tasks follow the class program. 
Each student has a Username and Password. Please contact your child's class teacher or Mrs Sharpe if your child does not have these.

Vooks

Teach Kids Reading At Home with  parent resources from Vooks. A kid-safe, ad-free streaming library of read-aloud animated storybooks.  There is a small fee.

ABCYa
This website has many educational games for students from Pre-K to Grade 6+. English, Maths and more.
Our school has paid for the Premium version.
Username:  nwps
Password:   nwps

Taronga TV

For the first time in Taronga’s 103-year-history, Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo has gone virtual, launching Taronga TV this week.

Parents and children can tune in daily for a packed schedule of fascinating keepers talks and shows, 24/7 live animal streams, amusing animal antics and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at what the animals (and the keepers) actually get up to when the zoo is closed.

There will also be resources available for teachers and for parents who are home schooling and looking for fun and educational content for their children.

Typing:

Grades 3 to 6
Our school has purchased logins for all students in Years 3 to 6 for TypingClub (you must use this link).
If your child does not remember the login please contact Mrs Sharpe or the class teacher.

Grades 1 and 2
Dance Mat Typing. Logins are not needed. Lots of fun!

Coding:

Kids love to code! There are many good sites. The following are some we have used at NWPS.

Kodable

Code.org

Blockly Games

Scratch

Turtle

Tynker

Library Resources:

Links from Mrs Harvey

 

World Book Online including eBooks

https://worldbookonline.com 

use school login and password

 

Scholastic 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html?caching

Scholastic US has some great resources for learning at home during COVID-19, including 3 weeks of themed ebooks, articles and activities in Pre-K, 1-2 and 3-5.